Life Chapters: extraordinary afterlives of people you never heard of (Volume 2, Death Walker Series)
Dream Treader Press (2012)
Reviewed by Jennifer Hass for Reader Views (3/13)
Article first published as Book Review: Life Chapters Volume 2, Death Walker Series by Galen Stoller on Blogcritics.
When I picked “Life Chapters” by Galen Stoller from the pending review list, I thought it had a neat title. I had no idea what I would read within the pages. At first, I was a bit confused. Being this is the second volume in the “Death Walker Series,” I probably should have read “My Life After Life” first. As I read the forward, I honestly thought to myself this was a crock and no way could someone write a book after they died. And who in their right mind would even take this seriously. I had no idea what this book was or the history behind writing the book. I ‘Googled’ Galen Stoller and read the stories of his death. Something within the Prologue really grabbed my attention and I could literally hear the voice of this young man. I decided that I must have an open mind and I opened my heart as well.
The very first chapter pretty much outlined what some have the hardest time believing -- that a soul is not truly a soul until it has taken its first breath. Everyone has their own agreements and paths that must be honored. This part could give a grieving parent some comfort in knowing there is a reason for the loss of their child. As a parent, I cannot imagine what that feels like and I honestly don’t want to know what it feels like. Not only would this chapter comfort the one who lost a child but maybe a woman who has chosen to abort her unborn child.
As the chapters unfold with the stories of people who have passed on, each story contains a lesson that we all can learn from. I hardly believe that many hard-core Christians could get through this book and actually have an open heart.
Galen gives us details of his realm and where he is at this point in his afterlife. He is eager to learn the lessons that each person he comes in contact with. Explaining that your beliefs will have an effect on the afterlife you create. For instance, people with the belief that one will be greeted by Jesus will have that experience and be greeted by someone they will recognize as their savior; but that they will not forever remain in what many expect to have as heaven.