by Cheryl A. Malakoff, Robert A. Clampett
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Pub Date 26 Mar 2015 | Archive Date 30 Jul 2017
A dispute over a recently unearthed inheritance, worth millions, pits a deceased woman against her elderly living children in a compelling trial that tests the implausible claim of reincarnation’s legitimacy in a court of law.
When psychologist Carol Klein’s previous life is revealed in vivid detail through hypnosis, she begins an arduous quest filled with twists and turns to verify her recent past as the heiress-activist, Iris Middleton Paulson. With the aid of an Asian physician-mystic and her skeptical, politically ambitious attorney-fiancé, this mismatched team builds a fact-by-fact case to prove her claim. A landmark trial sets off a firestorm as riveting testimony from authorities in science, medicine and religion puts our fundamental understanding of life and death at risk—shattering beliefs in a final mortality. The ensuing trial threatens to upend legal, medical and religious institutions worldwide.
More truth than fiction, Prelude is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the purpose of life.
“Finished it in one sitting flying cross country and gave it to someone who books author events. It is indeed well written and thought provoking yet still a page turner.”
– Laura Nole, Manager, University Book Sore
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Average rating from 7 members
This was a though provoking and compelling book. Fiction based in truth, it examines many of the ridiculous constraints that now govern medicine, the foremost what is best for the patient may be unconventional, and not particularly popular with the mainstream, but is extremely effective. The reincarnation theme complements what I believe and was presented scientifically(if you care to research) and realistically, The characters were well developed, real, and even when on opposing sides in a courtroom likable. I will definitely read this again and have recommended it to many.
A doctor finds conventional medical beliefs challenged as she starts to explore first patients' and then her own past lives. With her politically ambitious fiancé she is drawn into an inheritance dispute. This book carries the reader along, though, especially in the earlier chapters, it is a little too "preachy" about the limits of medical thinking and the possibility of being affected by past lives. Whether or not you believe in reincarnation, the book explores powerfully the difficulties faced by doctors and scientists who challenge generally accepted wisdom.
This is a thought provoking story embracing mortality, teaching the purpose of life and focusing on past life regression together with a rollercoaster of a ride with twists and turns all rolled into a novel.
Wow, I wanted a quiet easy read and ended up with the most thought provoking book I have ever read. With a storyline that delves into the deepest darkest idea of reincarnation and the law unmissable!!
One of the best books I have read this year. Hard to put down once you start reading, highly entertaining and lovely characters profiles.