Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, and Other Ultimate Destinations - eBook  -     By: Jason Boyett
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Pocket Guide to the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, and Other Ultimate Destinations - eBook

Jossey-Bass / 2009 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780470501283
ISBN-13: 9780470501283
Availability: In Stock
Series: Pocket Guides

Publisher's Weekly

Who says death can't be funny? Boyett, the author of two other Pocket Guides (to Sainthood and to the Bible), has a gift for irreverent, humorous prose that is also quite informative. This guide is a hodge-podge mix of factoids, kitsch and jokes about what various religions teach regarding what happens after we die. The author covers a wide swath of material, from Mayan and Aztec religions to the invention of the defibrillator and its connection to increased near-death experiences. Boyett also takes a walk through the Bible to highlight what it states about heaven and hell and who is likely to end up in each. The Lettermanesque “Afterlists” are quite amusing—such as “18 symbols of death throughout the ages” and “11 highly attractive synonyms for heaven.” The author should be commended for the user-friendly layout and for laboring to explicate non-Western religious traditions to a largely Western audience. Here's hoping this pocket guide series does not die off anytime soon. (Aug.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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