What if you could visit the afterlife . . . without ever dying? That question haunts David Kauffman, who is devastated by the death of his teenage daughter and desperately wants to contact her. When he meets Gita Patekar, who works for a shady organization called "Life After Life," a suspense-filled game of cat and mouse begins---on earth and beyond the grave. 336 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 304 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310227569 ISBN-13: 9780310227564 Availability: In Stock Series:Soul Tracker
What if you could visit heaven and hell, traveling when and wherever you wish . . . without ever dying? What if your teenage daughter, the joy of your life, had died a tragic death and you discovered a way to visit her? What if there were people and beings, on both sides of the grave, who want to stop your return? These are the questions facing novelist David Kauffman. As a single parent he is devastated when his young daughter meets an untimely death. Desperate to contact her, he meets Gita Patekar, a beautiful and committed Christian with a scarred and shame-ridden past. She works for 'Life After Life'---an organization dedicated to tracking and recording the experiences of the soul once it leaves the body. Despite Gita's warnings that God is opposed to contacting the dead, David uses the organization's computer to try to find his daughter. In the process they discover Gita's organization has some very deep and dark secrets. A suspense-filled game of cat and mouse begins---both on earth and beyond the grave---as the couple work together, fall in love, and struggle to expose the truth . . . until they come face to face with the ultimate Love and Truth.
Bill Myers (www.Billmyers.com) is a bestselling author and award-winning writer/director whose work has won sixty national and international awards. His books and videos have sold eight million copies and include The Seeing, Eli, The Voice, My Life as, Forbidden Doors, and McGee and Me. SPANISH BIO: Bill Myers trabaja con los jovenes y es un escritor/director cuyos libros y peliculas han ganado cuarenta galardones nacionales e internacionales. Es el cocreador de McGee and Me, y autor de la serie Forbidden Doors, la serie My Life as..., The Seeing. Cuando no le esta hablando a personas que han experimentado lo sobrenatural, esta entrevistando a grupos de jovenes de todo el mundo o haciendo un par de peliculas. Su sitio Web es www.BillMyers.com.
The prolific Myers steadily plugs along, offering competent novels such as
this one, which provides glimpses of heaven while exploring the darker side of
the supernatural. David Kauffman is a man consumed by grief. His lovely
teenage daughter, Emily, has recently committed suicide, or so it seems, until
Kauffman finds himself looking into her remarkable violet-blue eyes-in the
face of another person. His obsession to discover what really happened to
Emily will literally take him to hell and back. David finds an unlikely ally
in Dr. Gita Patekar, a thanatologist from Nepal (she studies death and dying).
She's employed by the Life After Life program, which claims to be running a
series of studies designed to scientifically track the soul after death. Yet
something malevolent lurks beneath the surface since, paradoxically, the
search for longevity leads to a loss of respect for human life. As David
learns that his obsessive love can obliterate his need for personal faith,
Gita discovers her need to learn to love, defying her hyperdependence on
logic. Myers likes to flirt with disturbing violence (animal lovers will
cringe when a bunny is brutalized), but he stops just short of offending his
conservative Christian readers. He also includes dialogue supporting the
claims of Jesus Christ, which this same audience will appreciate. As usual,
Myers fans will not be disappointed. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business
'The prolific Myers steadily plugs along, offering competent novels such as this one, which provides a glimpse of heaven while exploring the darker side of the supernatural.' '... Myers likes to flirt with disturbing violence (animal lovers will cringe when a bunny is brutalized), but the he stops just short of offending his conservative Christian readers. He also includes dialogue supporting the claims of Jesus Christ, which this same audience will appreciate. As usual, Myers fans will not be disappointed.' -- Publisher's Weekly
Author: Bill Myers Located in: Los Angeles, CA Submitted: September 13, 2004
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm really driven to teach and encourage others
into a deeper walk. It can be kids' stories
(McGee and Me, The Incredible Worlds of Wally
McDoogle, etc) or adult stories (Fire of Heaven
Trilogy, Eli, The Face of God). I always try to
be entertaining and keep you turning the pages,
but the bottom line is to reach in and minister
to the reader's soul wherever he or she may be
with the Lord.
What was your motivation behind this project? My motivation is always the same . . . to draw
the reader closer to the heart of Christ. If
they are still a seeker, I would hope to bring
them closer to making a decision for Christ. If
they are a believer, I would hope to draw them
deeper into Him.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I always try to write at different levels so
readers may be ministered to at various levels.
First, of course, I wanted to make crystal clear
that, despite the counterfeits that try to
seduce us, the Bible clearly states we can not
communicate with the dead. Second, I wanted to
address the reality of heaven and hell and,
of course, how our belief in Jesus Christ
determines our destination. I also wanted to
touch on the dangers of other beliefs such as
reincarnation. Then, legalism --how we may be
absolutely right, but without the love of
Christ, absolutely wrong. And, finally, I wanted
to explore a little of the overwhelming love and
power of Jesus Christ, Himself.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? My favorite author is John, the disciple. That
may sound weird, but I love that he is so simple
that a first year Greek student can read and
understand him and yet so profound and multi-
layered that we can read his writings over and
over and always be ministered to more deeply.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: If you have any questions feel free to write me
at www.Billmyers.com. Sometimes it takes
forever, but I try to answer all my e-mail.