My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I hadn't heard of Denial of Death until I saw the documentary Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality. After having read the book now it's no surprise to me how such an insightful book could inspire such an amazing piece of work. I recommend seeing the movie first, then follow that by reading Denial of Death, and then Becker's follow up to that, Escape from Evil. That's what I did and I haven't been the same since
I just finished the book today. It took me a while to finish it, but a book of this grade takes time to read. A very good book about why some of us are what we are. I guess religion is our way of dealing with the finality of death. I highly recommend it to everybody.
I write only because I am concerned that some of the other reviews are going to scare away those with strong religious beliefs or at least a genuine interest in life after death. No one could be more deeply steeped in the study of paranormal phenomena than myself, yet this book ranks among the most profound and wise I have ever read. Even if you have little background in psychology or philosophy, you will recognize the deep truth of what Becker has to say. If you haven't read this book, you don't understand how the world works -- it is that important.
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