‘God’s Fingerprints – Impressions of Near Death Experiences’ edited by Jody Long of the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) and published by White Crow Books presents 16 very personal self-written accounts of moving and life-changing Near Death Experiences. I must admit that I approached the book with some reservations. As a confirmed atheist (who, by the way, studied graduate Theology, is a Minister in the Universal Life Church and who has had an NDE) I tend to avoid texts that ostensibly refer to ‘God’ as I fear the usual dogmatic evangelism so prevalent in such material. I was however pleasantly surprised. It certainly isn’t evangelical at least not in the usual pushy ‘We-want-to-save-your-otherwise-eternally-damned-soul’ Christian missionary sense. Jody Long is though assuredly committed to ‘spreading the word’ about and, dare I say, evidence for the veracity of NDE as a genuine experience of the afterlife and while some may argue that she is quite dogmatic in her advocacy of the case for life after death I would contend that the acceptance and publicization of the overwhelming and increasing evidence for soul survival, to which the accounts she presents are but a small though highly signiciant and important contribution, is certainly not dogmatic. Whether you are a firm believer in the afterlife, an open-mind skeptic or a hardened reductionist, ‘God’s Fingerprints – Impressions of Near Death Experiences’ edited by Jody Long is a bold and welcome brushstroke on the canvas of life-changing books. Unreservedly recommended as essential reading.
Reviewed by Steven Dark PhD, LTh. http://damned.media
Writer, ULC Minister, Past-Life Regression Researcher and host of Dark Arts Horror Radio “Broadcasting from beyond the grave”