Suggested reading for life after life includes these books below. We have read these books ourselves and highly recommend them. We have included videos where appropriate.
Stephen Cave, PhD
Crown Publishing – 2012
A scholarly look at how humankind’s drive and desire to live forever has been a subfloor of almost all civilizations construct. Four immortality narratives are discussed: Staying alive [not dying], Resurrection, Survival of Consciousness and Legacy.
Immortality – Edited by Paul Edwards – Macmillan – 1992
A philosophical anthology of writings on the subject of afterlife including Plato, Tertullian, Thomas Aquinas, Lucretius, Hume, Voltaire, Kant, Descartes and Ayers are well presented.
The Real You is Immortal: Whether You Like It Or Not – William F. Pillow Jr. – Self Published – 2015
A Southern Baptist, pharmacist documents his personal voyage from skepticism to belief.
The Life of the World To Come Near-Death Experience and Christian Hope – Carol Zaleski, PhD – Oxford University Press – 1996
Zaleski expands on three 1992 Albert Cardinal Meyer lectures discussing Christian belief in life after death. Using three liturgical settings, Lauds, Vespers and Compline and referencing authors from Plato to Moody Dr. Zaleski answers with an emphatic “yes” the Christian question of the afterlife.
Otherworld Journeys – Accounts of Near-Death Experience in Medieval and Modern Times – Carol Zaleski – Oxford University Press – 1987
Using historical perspective Dr. Zaleski shows that modern near-death experiences relate to a massive amount of otherworld journey literature and teachings.
After Life In Roman Paganism – Franz Valery Marie Cumont – Yale University Press, 1922 – reprinted by Forgotten Books
Originally lectures at Yale University this book is a recounting of beliefs and teachings from immortality in the tomb, in the nether world, celestial immortality to astral cults prevalent in the Roman Empire.
The Book of Heaven – An Anthology of Writings from Ancient to Modern Times – Edited by Carol and Philip Zaleski – Oxford University Press, 2000
The Zaleskis skillfully take the reader on a theme based tour of heaven as written through the words of authors from ancient times to modern, from scholarly tombs to hobo incantations; from Jewish mystic hymns to the Tibetan Book of the Dead; from Mark Twain to C.G. Jung; from C.S. Lewis to Iroquois songs. This book proves without a doubt the constant belief in an afterlife across cultures and across times.
The Cave and the Light Plato versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
An account of the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world. And how they influenced all philosophy afterwards. This influence includes modern thought today.