Blog Tour: Paranormal by Raymond Moody M.D. & Paul Perry

    Who hasn’t wondered about what happens right after death or about the possibility of an after-life? Most may occasionally think upon the subject but for Raymond Moody it has been somewhat of a life-long obsession and a true quest for answers to one of life’s most mysterious events- he has tried to solve it by searching through everything from modern day personal accounts to the literature left behind by ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and Socrates. Moody is known somewhat as the expert on what he termed “Near Death Experiences” or (NDE). At one point in his research he was even nicknamed “Dr. Death”. He is now considered a world recognized expert on NDE. His first interest in death and what happens afterwards began at a young age which then lead him into a fascination with philosophy and psychiatry which he links closely with the idea of an after-life.

As to what to expect from this book at first I found the title somewhat misleading. I expected more of the paranormal or testimony there of. Turns out that happened much earlier on in Moody’s famous book Life After Life. This book is more about Raymond Moody’s life as the second part of the title suggests. In the end it winds up being somewhat of a memoir, autobiography and record of his work and life all tied together which may disappoint some readers who were looking for more of that paranormal experience.

However for what the book is, it is well written and not too technical in it’s scientific aspects. I found it to be a good read for those interested in the topic however I think I may go back to read his first book to get more of the informational type look at the after-life that I was more interested in. If you are interested in Raymond Moody however and his life and studies of NDE and the after-life, I think this is the perfect book for you. Just expect it to be more about him than the actual topic at hand. As with most books we usually find them more enjoyable when they are what we expected them to be. So that would be my only warning on going into this book for readers and their expectations. Make sure to continue this TLC Book Tour with other great bloggers here and see what they had to say about this book as well.

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5 responses to “Blog Tour: Paranormal by Raymond Moody M.D. & Paul Perry

  1. Rosiland Webb

    Read -Life After Life-a long time ago.Enjoyed it and lent it to somebody. I looked for it to give it to you but could not find it. It was interesting if you like that kind of book.Rosiland

  2. stilettostorytime

    I am going to search it out…I will send my copy of this one to you via Sharon so that you can read it. I think that a person might enjoy it more if they had read “Life After Life” and knew a little more about him than I originally did. Still not a bad read though going in fresh.

  3. Pingback: Raymond Moody and Paul Perry, authors of Paranormal, on tour February 2012 | TLC Book Tours

  4. So maybe not exactly what you expected, but it sounds like it got you interested in possibly reading Moody’s earlier book to learn more about the subject – that’s definitely a good thing.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  5. I’m intrigued about this one – I really like its cover!

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