More Than Meets the Eye, True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife covers many aspects of the dying and grieving process and sheds light on euthanasia, suicide, near-death experience, and spirit visits after the passing of a loved one. ___________________________________________

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Healing Wounds through Understanding of Afterlife

By Kelli Glesige

In More Than Meets the Eye, true stories of individuals and their encounters with near death experiences are shared. Yvonne Perry explains why death is not to be feared, why many of us do fear death, and ways to overcome our fears. We are given glimpses into what the afterlife holds.

Perry speaks about souls and the ceremonies we hold, ghosts and spirits, and our spirit guides which assist us on our journey. She touches on treatments for the remains of our loved ones. The sensitive subject of suicide is discussed. Euthanasia and the two types, active and passive, are talked about. Perry speaks of the benefits of having a Living Will and what it will do. She even includes a copy of a Living Will which when completed and photocopied, may be used as a legal document.

The concept of hospice care is explained, and it can be a great option for many families whose loved one has a limited amount of time left to live. Perry states that hospice comforts the whole family emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually while preparing for transition. It should be noted that hospice helps to heal, not cure, all issues.

Anyone who has lost a loved one or who has questions or uncertainties about death and dying will find the book helpful and informative. The whole process is portrayed as positive and uplifting. I found the first hand experiences to be quite interesting.

This book made me think about life and death in ways I never have before. One should find great comfort in knowing that all the stories had a common link among the individuals. It appears that we all go to a Light Source and find a better place with God. A consistent thread of all those having near death experiences or getting a taste of the afterlife is that there is a better place to go to than where we are now. That is definitely something to look forward to! Almost everyone having these NDE was reluctant to return back to the life we currently know to complete their living. This should provide comfort for those concerned about loved ones having already passed on. The comforting consistent message is that God loves us unconditionally.

“Our fear of death is an unrealistic fear. Death should be feared no more than birth, for there is no separation between the physical and non-physical realms.” Perry gives comfort by stating that it does not matter what our religious background is, we may find comfort in knowing that our life on Earth is not all there is – that there truly is more than meets the eye!

Featured as “book of the week” January 23, 2006 by Reader Views. Kelli Glesige is a book reviewer with Reader Views.


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