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01 May 2013

Review of "Life After Death" by John Greer

From tragedy to transformation

Life After Death is the third book by this author that I have read, and it is my favorite. In my experience, it is rare to find an autobiography the lays the author's life out for all to see with such remarkable and unflinching honesty. He describes a tumultuous and tragic life of extraordinary highs and devastating lows, from success, fame and wealth as a racecar driver, to the eventual physical, financial and personal collapse of it all. 

What followed was his tireless quest for freedom from the nightmare. For anyone who feels unworthy of spiritual realization, this story is a gift. As serious as our own shortcomings may be, Charlie's book drives home the fact that we are not our stories, and in truth, have no past. As he puts it, there was never a me. "It was merely the phantom of `my' soap opera." 

After the autobiographical part of the book, the second half details the form of self-investigation that ultimately led him to peace and wholeness. Wonderful pointers and dialogues reveal clearly how one is led within, and opened to the possibility ocf experiencing the truth, rather than thinking about it. With authenticity and clarity, and a keen desire to point others to what has been transforming for him, Charlie gives us yet another great book. I highly recommend it! John Greer, Author, Seeing, Knowing, Being: A Guide to Sacred Awakenings