Author: Yvonne Perry
Reviewed by Sheri Sinykin “sherics” on Amazon.com
Readers looking to select a book about death, dying, and the afterlife come in two broad categories—those who have already found answers and are looking for books that reaffirm and don’t challenge their beliefs, and those who may have found answers, but are still open to hearing about others’ experiences. Readers of the second type—the seekers—will find much of interest in Yvonne Perry’s collection of firsthand accounts, More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories about Death, Dying and Afterlife.
Perry’s point of view is by no means dispassionate, but it is objective. She writes movingly about her own near death experiences and the spiritual journey that compelled her to study these subjects. No one religious ideology overlays the book. Rather, she shares views and experiences of many people, well-documented in her bibliography.
In “Souls and Ceremonies” (Chapter 4), Perry takes a fascinating look at the rituals of death from a historical perspective—from early Egyptian practices to modern embalming in the U.S. after the Civil War. Particularly interesting and comforting were the true stories of near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, and spiritual visitation.
Perry’s honest, straight-forward style is not bogged down by a lot of jargon or diversions that wander from the subject at hand. Seekers will appreciate this book and be glad for the time they’ve invested in hearing others’ experiences with the Greatest Mystery on Earth.
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