Life After Death: The Evidence

Is death the end? Or, as bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza argues, do the latest discoveries in physics and neuroscience, the most convincing philosophical deductions, and the most likely conclusions from anthropology and biology lend increasing credibility to the prospect of life after death?

Life After Death: The Evidence presents a reasoned, scientifically based case that life after death is more than possible, it is highly probable. Indeed it has far more evidence on its side than atheistic arguments about death marking our complete and utter extinction.

“A brilliant investigation of the fascinating and crucial issue of what happens when we die.” —Rick Warren

In a stunning tour de force, D’Souza reveals:

  • How modern science lays the groundwork for a science-based belief in life after death.
  • The distinctions between mind and brain—and why it is perfectly reasonable to assume that your immaterial consciousness can survive the dissolution of your material body
  • The great atheist philosopher who provided one of the most ingenious proofs for the likelihood of an afterlife
  • How the theory of evolution, far from undercutting the idea of life after death, supports it
  • The evidence of Near Death Experiences—what it tells us, what it doesn’t
  • Why the Christian view of the afterlife is the most compelling and best suits the evidence
  • What the probability of life after death means for our lives before death

Provocative, and combining a mastery of the arguments from philosophy, physics, and biology with an incisive analysis of how the world’s major religions have viewed the afterlife, D’Souza shows why we can expect that what Shakespeare called the “undiscovered country” will be discovered by us all.

What Others Are Saying:

“A brilliant investigation of the fascinating and crucial issue of what happens when we die. It is an inquiry conducted on the basis of scholarship and reason and it provides a convincing answer that is explosive in its impact.”
—RICK WARREN, author of The Purpose Driven Life

“An indispensable, electrifying book. Writing clearly, forcefully, and fairly, D’Souza covers an amazing range of arguments. I know of no better way to understand the issue of life after death than to get this book and just follow the argument.”
—DALLAS WILLARD, professor of philosophy, University of Southern California

“From the moment I started reading Life After Death, I found myself compelled and enthralled. This is an important and fascinating book that will reinforce the faith of the believer and enlighten and challenge even the most hardened skeptic.”
—MICHAEL MEDVED, nationally syndicated radio host

“Never one to be daunted by attempting the impossible, Dinesh D’Souza here shows again the argumentative skills that make him such a formidable opponent.”
—CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, author of God Is Not Great and The Portable Atheist

“Writing not only for the religious believer but also for the honest seeker, Dinesh D’Souza displays a sophisticated understanding of religion, philosophy, history, and science in making a convincing case for life after death.”
—DEEPAK CHOPRA, author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

“It is always a pleasure to read works by Dinesh D’Souza, and Life After Death is no exception. The author guides the reader gently through the thickets of philosophy, physics, and brain science toward his stunning conclusion that is made to seem entirely reasonable—because it IS reasonable.”
—DANIEL ROBINSON, philosophy faculty, Oxford University

“A delightfully readable book on a subject of surpassing importance. I found myself constantly amazed at the clear and accessible way in which D’Souza writes about such deep and subtle questions. Drawing upon his broad knowledge of the latest discoveries in fields as diverse as cosmology and neuroscience, he makes a powerful case for life after death.”
—STEPHEN BARR, professor of theoretical particle physics, University of Delaware

7 Responses to “Life After Death: The Evidence”

  1. Philip Gagnon, Sr. June 15, 2012 at 3:58 am #

    Am intrigued by your premise that we outlive our bodies. Are you familiar with Jean Charon’s book on the subject: L’esprit cet inconnu?
    I’ve translated it into English: The Spirit – That Stranger Inside Us.
    Would be curious for your reaction to Charon’s proof, via pure science, that we are, indeed, immortal. I admire you, and your work.
    P G

  2. Phil Ganser July 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    Hi Dinesh I just finished your life after death book, I really enjoyed it. However, I was somewhat troubled about the information on the Jews essentially not believing in the after life. I am a Christian so I believe everything in the Jewish religion to be true and the beginning of the Christian faith, so it troubled me that the beginners of our faith did not believe in life after death or heaven/hell- i feel that that information hurts your argument. So can you maybe elaborate to me more on that information and whether there is any evidence for the jews believing in the after life before Jesus was around? Thank you
    Phil Ganser

    • Romano April 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

      Christians are descended from Jews who believed in Jesus as the Messiah, Son of God. Jews today are descended from Jews who did not believe that Jesus is the Messiah, Son of God. We are all Jewish. The Jews that believed in Jesus allowed non-Jews to be adopted into the family of God through Baptism.

  3. Alex May 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    I would be very skeptical to buy into D’Souza’s arguments because he is a well known unscientific propagandist. He usually injects a very compelling point of view which at first sight seems interesting, but once you examine it, one finds empty rhetoric and unsound reasoning. In a similar light, the Obama movie is an attempt, ala Fox News, to reject the president’s true intentions and purpose in life.

    • Brian Sterley November 14, 2013 at 1:30 am #

      Hi Alex, Danish, is usually a great apologist for the Christian faith, however I think he has got it all wrong this time when he wrote his book “Life After Death” I stand by my comments that I made previously.

      Blessings to you. Brian.

  4. Brian Sterley July 2, 2013 at 2:01 am #

    Hi Dinesh – Comments about your book “Life After Death” Yes, I do believe in life after death, but only at the resurrection. John 3:1-3 says, “in my fathers house are many mansions, If it were not so I would have told you, I go and prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, so that where I am there you can be also” That means that we do believe in life after death, but only when Christ comes.

    It bothered me that you did not use the Christian Scriptures to prove life after death, you used philosophy. Let me remind you that the big difference between Theology and Philosophy is that Philosophy look at the answers for man’s existence and meaning from mans perspective, but Theology looks at man through God’s perspective. Genesis 2:7 says “The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man BECAME a living being” he did not GET A SOUL, HE “BECAME A SOUL” A BEING. Just as Lazarus slept, and was made alive in four days, so we all must die (Hebrews 9:27) and be resurrected (John 5:24,25) death is a sleep, and then Life eternal for those who are “in Christ Jesus”.

    OK – most probably you were waxing eloquent for those who do not believe in the Christian Scriptures, but to say that a near death experience is “death” NO, it is not death. Romans 6:23 SAYS: “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” You either have life or death, no in-between state of “near death”. How tragic it would be if Lazarus was raised from the dead, but was in heavenly bliss, would he not have had something to day about that?

    Blessings to you.

    Brian Sterley

    • Brian Sterley July 2, 2013 at 2:02 am #

      Thanks. Brian Sterley

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