NewRealities interview with David Bennett about WHY DYING IS HARD BUT RETURNING TO LIFE CAN BE EVEN HARDER.
His book: ‘Voyage of Purpose: Spiritual Wisdom from Near-Death back to Life’ (Findhorn Press, November, $15.95 www.findhornpress.com) authors David Bennett and his wife, Cindy Griffith-Bennett have delivered an extra-ordinarily absorbing read. This is the story of a regular guy, a macho engineer and diver whose life is dramatically transformed by not one, but multiple brushes with death. It reveals, for the first time, why many who have experienced near death believe that ‘dying is hard, but returning to life can be even harder’.
Bennett drowns after being caught up in a violent storm off the coast of California. He describes in fascinating detail his death, the beings of light he experienced, his life review and the vision he is given into his future. The intensity of this incident however, leaves Bennett floundering in a mixture of doubt and skepticism so extreme he tells virtually no one about it and he candidly describes how he spends years learning how to integrate his experience into his life without any form of help.
Years later he is diagnosed with stage IV cancer in his lungs and in his bones. His cancer is so severe that his spine has collapsed. Once more, though riddled with tumors, Bennett miraculously survives. Bennett’s incredible ‘Voyage of Purpose’ teaches him about living, loving and how to find purpose in life and has earned praise:
"David Bennett is one of millions who have had a near-death experience; one of thousands who have written about it….Voyage of Purpose, though, has a different ring to it. His is a raw and honest travelogue of a man who hardly had a chance as a child, then became a "man's man" to make up the difference…What he went through to regain his health is the stuff of miracles; what he learned along the way is a message for all of us - about spirituality, about purpose, about the power of prayer and the reality of unconditional love." ~ P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., author of Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story
“Totally engaging in candor and truth, totally inspiring in the outcome of the struggles. Voyage of Purpose is the real deal.” ~ Howard Storm, author of My Descent into Death: A Second Chance at Life
It’s clear that Bennett is compelled to tell his story and share the simple wisdom of his experiences. The result is a fresh, compassionate and genuine voice about dying which is ultimately a rich and inspirational tool for teaching about life.
David Bennett is a public speaker, an author, and a teacher. His website, www.dharma-talks.com is a respected resource for those looking for information on near-death experiences (NDE). He has consulted for numerous radio and television programs, including Oprah and Dr. Oz, as an NDE resource. Cindy Griffith-Bennett has a diverse background in metaphysics and energetic healing. She founded the Center of Holistic Support and has clients throughout the United States. They live in Skanaeteles, New York.
About the Book: Voyage of Purpose: Spiritual Wisdom from Near-Death back to Life by David Bennett and Cindy Griffith Bennett (ISBN: 978-1-84409-565-0)
Available from Findhorn Press $15.95, November 2011. Distributed by IPG