“What happens when we die? This is one of humankind’s most important and enduring questions. The Dead Saints Chronicles: A Zen Journey through the Christian Afterlife brings a fresh and exciting perspective to this ancient question. David Solomon shares the remarkable evidence from near-death experiences and the Dead Saints. With each turn of the page, you will find a treasure trove of insights and inspiration. This outstanding book is expertly written, remarkably easy to read, and enthusiastically recommended.”
—Jeffrey Long, MD, coauthor with Paul Perry of New York Times bestseller Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences
“This may be the ‘definitive’ book on a subject that should be critically important to every living being. Exhaustively researched, replete with dozens of riveting firsthand accounts, yet deeply personal, it explores the undeniable reality of the NDE as well as its profound significance. In a world that has lost touch with, and even denies, its spiritual origins, The Dead Saints Chronicles could be one of those rare works with the inner power to play a role in reestablishing a connection—without which no civilization worthy of the name is even possible.”
—John Anthony West, rogue Egyptologist; guide; author of Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt and The Traveler’s Key to Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Egypt; and recipient of the 1993 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Research and a nomination for Best Documentary for the NBC Special The Mystery of the Sphinx, hosted by Charlton Heston
“Whatever you believe about death, this inspired book is about life and how to live it. Ostensibly written about near-death experiences by a Zen practicing, devout Christian as he faced his own death from brain cancer, it is much more about the importance of learning the lessons Life conspires to teach us. A beautifully woven combination of very personal, as well as widely researched, NDE stories, David Solomon’s The Dead Saints Chronicles provides profound insights on how we can learn to respond ‘with compassion, kindness, and wisdom to every situation that arises,’ even death. No matter your faith, or lack thereof, your life and your death will be better for having read David’s amazing lifelong journey toward understanding, accepting, and embracing the unknown we each, eventually, must face.”
—Rob Pennington, PhD; psychologist, award-winning speaker, trainer, and author of Find the Upside of the Down Times: How to Turn Your Worst Experiences into Your Best Opportunities!
“Is there life after death? Frankly, I have no idea. I figure I’ll find out when I get there. The question is, ‘What do you believe?’ And your belief is important, whether your answer is yes or no, because it will determine how you live your life.
“David Solomon has been my good friend since 1979. I have watched his curiosity about life after death drive David with an intense passion to improve himself and the world in which he lives. Imagine the irony when he was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme IV brain cancer and told that he would die within 18 months. He began the process of living his dying.
“Have you ever thought about what you would do with your time if you knew you would have only 12-24 months to live? Most of us don’t take our lives that seriously unless we are confronted with such a major trauma. I think I would want to spend as much time as I could with my friends, family members, and my dogs, drink better quality wine, and do pretty much everything I can to enjoy those last few months, weeks, days, and minutes. What would you do?
“I’ll tell you what David did. He researched and wrote all he had been learning about how to build a meaningful life so that one is ready for whatever awaits in death. I don’t think he did this because he thought it would make a difference for him in his own transition, unless you really can take it with you. He did it for you. David put the passion of someone who is facing the inevitability of death together with a record of everything he learned in his study and experience in life so that maybe you could find more value and meaning in your own life, and prepare yourself for whatever comes thereafter.
“Whether or not you believe in life after death, I hope you read this book. From it I hope you can absorb some of David’s passion for life and inject that passion into whatever is meaningful for you.”
—Stephen Haslam, Partner, Resource International
“When synchronicity appears so dramatically in our lives—we pay attention. Such was the case with my introduction to David Solomon’s new book. Every year I lead a women’s retreat in Texas. Instead of me choosing the theme for the November 2015 gathering, the women themselves requested our theme to be Transition. They wanted more, much more than just exploring the shifts, changes, and choices we experience in our everyday Earth University. They yearned to take death out of the shadows—understand the transitions in the dying process and the transitions one experiences after death. Perhaps they are the voice crying out in the wilderness for all of us. No more fear, mystery, vagueness, and misconceptions about death.
“As if an answer to that cry, that same week David Solomon, a long-time friend of some 30-plus years, presented me with a first draft copy of The Dead Saints Chronicles. I immediately immersed myself in his book, recognizing the pure gold encapsulated within—exactly what the Texas women were so committed to learning. Needless to say, the seminar was powerful. Even life-changing. Hearts were opened…lifted…and filled with Spirit. We touched other realms and returned changed, seeing our lives through a new lens and asking ourselves…How do I want to live what remains of this one precious life? What do I want to release and what do I want to keep?”
—Mary Elizabeth Marlow, author of Handbook for the Emerging Woman, Jumping Mouse, and the upcoming Listening to Life: Seven Keys; coauthor of Being & Vibration; international speaker; transpersonal teacher