Friday, January 11

Book Review: Past Lives - An Investigation into Reincarnation Memories

Author: Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick
Title: Past Lives - An Investigation into Reincarnation Memories 
Genre: Non-fiction
Pages: 352
First Published: July 1st, 2001
Where I Got It: borrowed from library

"For centuries the existence of reincarnation has been a firmly held belief of millions, which crosses races, religions, and cultures. In Past Lives Dr. Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick examine this extraordinary phenomenon by attempting to determine whether people are experiencing actual memories, or thoughts and ideas based on imagination. Featuring over one hundred firsthand accounts from those who believe they can recall their previous existences, this insightful exploration of reincarnation may change the way you think - and challenge your views of life itself."

First book of the year! ^.^

I randomly found this while looking for a poem book (which I never found >.>) and since I've been doing some research on this phenomenon of reincarnation I thought this would be a rather good book to read. For this review, I'm going to divide and conquer:

The Good

  • The authors did a wonderful job collecting stories and past life memories from over 100 people. 
  • I loved how the incorporated theories, beliefs, and facts along with the stories. It wasn't all just stories or all just facts and theories; a nice blend.
  • I loved how they were completely unbiased. They played both sides of the field: being believers and being critics. 
  • It allows YOU to come up with your own conclusion
  • Very thought-provoking
  • Nicely organized.
The Bad and the Ugly

  • Some of the sections seemed very tedious and rather boring
  • Some of the stories seemed out of place
Not much I can complain about. It was a fairly decent book for if you want to learn more about the theory of past lives. I found it entertaining and within an hour or so I read like 200 pages. haha. In the end, I would recommend this to those that want to do some of their own research about reincarnation, because it is very informational and you'll gain a good amount of knowledge. It may also convince you or aid your non-belief in past lives. All-in-all I stamp this with 4 stars. ^.^ Good way to start the year.



Blodeuedd said...

I am not gonna buy it, I doubt it will ever be find at the library. Still it sounds interesting :)

Carole Rae said...

If I owned it, I would send it to you. hahaha. Maybe someday if I stumble upon it at a used book story or something. ^.^