Life Before Death: A Spiritual Journey of Mind and Body

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Life Before Death: A Spiritual Journey of Mind and Body

Lawrence Meredith

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Lawrence Meredith writes with one question in mind: What constitutes life before death? The Hindus teach that there is life before life. So do the Mormons and the primal-scream therapists. The Muslims teach that there is life after death, and so does just about anybody else who’s willing to be called religious. Meredith argues that these views are “felonious.” We have the responsibility, he writes, to live life in the here-and-now and seek to experience our own religion of the body. Defining and exploring the different stages of the body is key to understanding Life Before Death:

-The body as God
-The body as Christ
-The body as spirit
-The body as dance
-The body as play
-The body as mortal

Editorial Reviews:

“Larry Meredith, in Life Before Death, shows that he has enormous courage. After finishing this book, the reader is more prepared to face death and even more prepared to face life.” Maya Angelou, Author, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“I find Lawrence Meredith’s spiritual journey, Life Before Death, quite remarkable.” Charles M. Schulz, creator of “Peanuts”

“Life Before Death reminds us of the value of our today’s, the here and now, and the joys to be savored one day at a time, one victory at a time, one championship at a time. And when Life is the ultimate championship, we don’t need ‘just a little bit more.’” Cedric Dempsey, President, NCAA

“The contents of Larry’s book are real—real life from a man who liberates us to live life fully. Go search and discover. Take life before death.” Reverend Cecil Williams, Minister of Liberation, Glide Memorial United Methodist Church

“Larry Meredith is an American original! He’s the Mark Twain of theology.” Todd Barton, Resident Composer & Music Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

“Meredith’s vision is kaleidoscopic, and his supreme revelation is that ‘the Word made flesh is a vital form of Amazing Grace.” Earle Labor, Ph.D., Wilson Professor of American Literature and Director of the Jack London Research Center

“When I played sports in college and the pros, we used to talk about being ‘in the zone’ …that place where talent and performance blend perfectly in winning combination. Life Before Death is a winner, and Larry Meredith is in some kind of spiritual zone.” Don Meredith, former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback

“His insights stimulate, provoke, and inspire simultaneously.” John Shelby Spong, Bishop, the Diocese of Newark

About the Author

Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Meredith is an Emeritus Professor at the University of the Pacific in California. He is an accomplished professor and scholar and has taught at the University for 33 years. Dr. Meredith received his B.A. in English from Southwestern University, a B.D. in Historical Theology from Southern Methodist University, and his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Religion from Harvard University. He taught humanities and religious studies at the University of the Pacific and has many written books and articles. Dr. Meredith has lectured around the world and won many awards. Some awards include the Distinguished Teacher Award from the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church, finalist for the E. Harris Award for Distinguished Teaching, Fulbright-Hays Faculty grant, Faculty Mentor Award, and Teacher of the Universe by Semester at Sea. Dr. Lawrence helped form Callison College, which focused on non-Western studies. Although retired, Dr. Meredith still has an active role at Pacific. He returns to lecture, meet with students, and mentor faculty.

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9780893342913

ISBN

893342912

Publisher

Green Dragon Books



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  1. F. Maske

    Go for it
    This book is a challenge, and you should go for it. I might best describe myself religiously as an atheist who believes in the power of prayer. That seems to change monthly. Larry Meredith’s book is challenging to your thoughts and senses and may be challenging for some people to understand. But that’s part of the journey he takes you on, and even if you have to read each paragraph 3 times before moving on as I did, it is worth it. His sly humor keeps the reader engaged while he covers broad subjects from a totally unheard-of perspective. Times are really rough for me right now, so I’m ordering another copy as I keep giving them to my friends. If you’re on the fence about buying this book, I suggest giving it a chance, the reward far outweighs the risk. (What risk?) It’s not for everyone, but for those he speaks to, it is very affirming.

  2. Dennis Chandler

    Open-mindedness!
    If you have an open mind then this book written If you have an open mind then this book written by my college professor is a book you must read!

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