The Pocket Guide to the Afterlife

The Pocket Guide to the Afterlife

91 Places Death Might Take You

Book - 2009
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A cleverly illustrated handbook to forty of the world's most fascinating religions, complete with tips on how to make it to the Eternal Plane of your choosing.

Are you a virtuous person with no religion to call your own? Have you finished planning your life but can't decide what to do when it ends? Do you sometimes just get curious about Wiccan religious beliefs? I f you answered yes to any of these questions, then you're in luck.

In this essential guide to the afterlife, authors Augusta Moore and Elizabeth Ripley take us through religions from #65533;satr#65533; to Zoroastrianism, outlining their views of damnation, apocalypse, reincarnation, and more. Do you long to live out eternity on your very own planet? Check out the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Would you rather just lay out on the beach until the end of time? Druidism may be for you. Are you more of a stoic, no-frills type? Nirvana may be just what you need.

Filled with handy diagrams, illustrations, and fun facts about each religion, The Pocket Guide to the Afterlife is the only book you'll need for the rest of eternity.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
ISBN: 9781596915848
Characteristics: 159 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ripley, Elizabeth

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JDC
Oct 05, 2013

Not for the humour impaired or easily offended, but, if you want a really good, though lightweight, overview of how most of the world's religions view death, this is for you.
Spoiler alert - it doesn't end well for a whole lot of religions if you don't believe what they believe. The good news is - not too late to switch to a religion that won't punish you in the afterlife.
If nothing else you will have a much better understanding of some of the world's major and minor religions, including perhaps your own (even if you are atheist). You will be really surprised by who believes what!

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Albertasaurus
Oct 06, 2011

--- not recommended for those who take their religion (or spirituality) very, very seriously
--- somewhat irreverent and irrelevant - no answers to be found it ---
--- no deep answers to be found here, if you're lucky you may find more questions

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Kevin28
Sep 19, 2011

Good book to waste some time. Basically just tells u about almost every single religion out there in a comical fashion.

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dprodrig
May 27, 2010

This was a neat book in that it really gave a McD's version of each religion's take on the afterlife. Some of the diagrams were a little confusing, but maybe that's a function of the content rather than the author's and graphic designers.

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