In Paranormal: A New Testament Scholar Looks at the Afterlife, Valerie A. Abrahamsen examines four types of evidence for the survival of the individual soul after death: scientific instruments and techniques, near-death experiences, reputable psychics and mediums, and out-of-body experiences. She shows how this evidence points to common Christian/Western themes, such as the reality of a heavenly realm where we reunite with loved ones, as well as to truths generally dismissed in the West – reincarnation, karma and pre-birth decisions. This book demonstrates with clarity and compassion that we can know what awaits us on the other side and that this knowledge can provide solace in grief and ethical guidance in our everyday lives.
“Most of the objections to the possible reality of survival are based on single “proofs,” while in fact, I know of no paranormalist researcher who is convinced by the evidence of one form of phenomena. Abrahamsen makes this logical point by stating: “The material on the paranormal and the afterlife – whether it comes from scientific investigations, psychics and mediums, near-death experiences (NDEs) or out-of-body experiences (OOBEs) – begins to point in certain directions.” By the end of the book, you will understand that direction as the validity of survival and why you can accept it into your worldview.” – Tom Butler, co-author,
There is No Death and There are No Dead