Looking at the cover and reading the title, I was not hopeful They don t indicate how lively and joyous this book is It sparkles with humour and makes the topic of death and the afterlife a delightful and entertaining subject I ve been reading the Spiritualism books for the last year or so, downloading all the public domain titles I could find There was something wrong with all those heavy, portentious works Although they describe an afterlife of happiness and joy, they did it in a rather serious manner.
This book is written as a dialogue It unfolds like a novel, telling a good story I compare it to only two other books that treat the afterlife in the same literary manner Life in the World Unseen plus it s follow on title by Anthony Borgia and The Astral City by Andre Luiz Both of these are the best books to read if you really want to be immersed in the experience of the afterlife books that are scientific or analytical give you facts, but alas, are often accompanied by preaching and lessons to be learned Here, just like with any good novel, you still get the moral of the story but have a thoroughly entertaining ride while you do.
I love the tongue in cheek humour, the quips and the irreverant attitude of Henry, the newly dead character, as he tours the astral realms As he says I couldn t help thinking how a little bit of deceipt and smarminess spiced things up a bit I read books on the afterlife in order to pick up hints on how best to live life on earth now I m so delighted that humour and mischief are just as important over there as they are to me here.
I think this book is destined to be a classic of its genre I just hope the publishers reprint with a much illustrative cover, one that gives a taste of all that is inside hope, peace of mind, joyous anticipation and of course, humour.
And I m only on page 24 I was just so keen to write this review I found Gordon s book to be utterly delightful and have recommended it to a number of friends.
An aspect of the descriptions that was compelling to me was the lack of traditional karmic consequences in the afterlife, other than the one s we ve accepted, or made and continue to believe for ourselves I felt this to be a deep affirmation of unconditional love as the basis of life in the universe We are forgiven and the purpose in living is simply to expand ourselves into the fuller complete dimensions of existence regardless of our history Very liberating The story and events unfold fluidly with fascination A joy to read.
This book is fiction at best There is not an element of truth in it It s not worth the penny I paid for it If you really care about the truth of the afterlife you will want to avoid this account.
Eternal Life And How To Enjoy It Is A Real Life Tour Of What Awaits Us In The Afterlife, As Told By A Guide Henry, Who Just Happens To Be Dead Author Gordon Phinn Has Been In Communication With Henry For Many Years And Brings Us The Tragicomic Tale In His Own Inimitable Style.
Henry, A So Called Boring Accountant, Relates How Immediately After Being Killed In A Car Crash He Is Welcomed By The Affable Jack, Who Guides Him On His First Day Dead We See This New World Through Henry S Eyes And Feel His Amazement At Every Turn Even Better, We Witness This Stuffy Bean Counter Let Go Of His Suffering And Guilt And Turn Into The Fun Loving, Carefree Soul He Truly Is.
After Henry Gets Used To The Place, He Becomes An Afterlife Guide Himself, Indulging The Newly Deceased In Any Whim Or Fantasy That Will Help Them To Wake Up And Realize They Re Dead Henry Explains That Most People Have The Afterlife Experience Their Cultural And Religious Belief Systems Set Them Up For Including All The Heavens, All The Hells, And All The Purgatories In Between When Really, He Says, We Can View The Afterlife As A Constant Progression Towards The Reunion With The God Consciousness That We Put Aside To Practice The Art Of Being Human.