Lisa Smartt with Raymond Moody: WORDS AT THE THRESHOLD

at in store on 11/02/2017, 06:30 pm
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"Athens", GA
 
"352-2060"
 
"http://www.avidbookshop.com"
Avid Bookshop presents author Lisa Smartt in conversation with Raymond Moody for Smartt's book WORDS AT THE THRESHOLD: WHAT WE SAY AS WE'RE NEARING DEATH. This event will take place on Thursday, November 2, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30p.m. at our Prince Ave. location. The event is free and open to the public, though we encourage you to purchase the featured book. You can purchase the book from Avid here: http://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781608684601 ABOUT THE BOOK: A person's end-of-life words often take on an eerie significance, giving tantalizing clues about the ultimate fate of the human soul. Until now, however, no author has systematically studied end-of-life communication by using examples from ordinary people. When her father became terminally ill with cancer, author Lisa Smartt began transcribing his conversations and noticed that his personality underwent inexplicable changes. Smartt's father, once a skeptical man with a secular worldview, developed a deeply spiritual outlook in his final days -- a change reflected in his language. Baffled and intrigued, Smartt began to investigate what other people have said while nearing death, collecting more than one hundred case studies through interviews and transcripts. In this groundbreaking and insightful book, Smartt shows how the language of the dying can point the way to a transcendent world beyond our own. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Lisa Smartt, MA, is a linguist, educator, and poet. She founded the Final Words Project, an ongoing study devoted to collecting and interpreting the mysterious language at the end of lives. She lives in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Raymond Moody received the World Humanitarian Award in Denmark in 1988. He was also honored with a bronze medal in the Human Relations category at the New York Film Festival for the movie version of LIFE AFTER LIFE. Dr. Moody is the leading authority on the ‘near-death experience’—a phrase he coined in the late seventies. Dr. Moody’s research into the phenomenon of near-death experience had its start in the 1960s. THE NEW YORK TIMES calls him “the father of the near-death experience.”

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