Recommended Reading

Abortion - A New Perspective

The Castaways: Safely in His Arms, by Sarah and Brent Hinze. Published by Royal Child Productions, P.O. Box 31086, Mesa, AZ, 85275-1086, 2000. True accounts of pre-birth experiences (PBE's) that will touch your heart and expand your concept of the meaning of life. Includes fascinating and enlightening recollections from children and adults about the "...process of preparing and coming to earth and specifically what happens to souls who attempted to come, but were blocked through abortion."

Wanting to be Born, The Cry of the Soul, compiled by Dr. Neroli Duffy, based upon the teachings of Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Published by The Summit Lighthouse Library, 2002. Available through Summit University Press, 1-800-245-5445. "Imagine you are a soul waiting to be born - wanting to be born. The fate of the unborn child is one of the most controversial issues of our time. This book takes a new look at the issue, from the perspective of the soul - the soul of the parent and the soul of the child... You will never look at life the same way again." Dr., Duffy presents the information simply and addresses a variety of real-life situations. This is a great little pocket guidebook for anyone who wants to explore the ideas of reincarnation and karma. Some of the chapters included in the book: The Timetable for Each Soul; The Sensitivity of the Child in the Womb; Adoption; Myths and Arguments about Abortion; Forgiveness after Abortion; The Laws of Universal Life; What About Rape and Incest? and What About Those who are Born with Disabilities?

Abortion - Healing

Do Not Lose Hope, Healing the Wounded Heart of Women Who have had Abortion, by William F. Maestri. Published by Alba House, 2000. A very compassionate and readable book (80 pages), written by Father Maestri, a columnist and author. Within the framework of the Roman Catholic tradition, the "series of eight short reflections on the real-life experiences of women who have had abortions. reveals the pastoral concern of the Church for the humiliation and pain of so many who desperately need to be understood, pardoned and given a chance to repair the hurt they have caused and of which they themselves are often the first victims."

Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for a Peaceful Heart, by Robin Casarjian. Published by Bantam Books, 1992. A very helpful and practical book that helps one heal through the process of forgiveness. Includes meditations, and visualizations that are powerful, yet easy to do. Some of the topics covered are: Choosing Forgiveness; Forgiving Your Family; Forgiving Yourself and Forgiving the World.

The Healing Choice, Your Guide to Emotional Recovery After an Abortion, by Candace De Puy, Ph.D. and Dana Dovitch, Ph.D. Published by Fireside (Simon and Schuster, Inc.), 1997. An excellent book divided into three parts: Part I, "The Experience," Part II, "The Aftermath," and Part III, "Acceptance." The authors, both psychotherapists who have worked extensively with women experiencing post-abortion conflicts, encourage readers to begin keeping a journal in order to recount the memories of their abortion experiences, explore their emotions and gain a deeper understanding of their post-abortion experiences. There are very gentle and meaningful exercises at the end of each chapter that encourage reflection and offer creative ways of comforting and nurturing yourself.

Violet Flame to Heal Body, Mind and Soul, by Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Published by Summit University Press, 1997. This pocket guidebook introduces the healing power of the violet flame, which is a spiritual flame that can be used by anyone at anytime. It offers practical spiritual techniques, prayers and visualizations that you can apply to your life to help create balance, harmony and positive change, including healing from the burden and memory of abortion.

Redeeming a Father's Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery, by Kevin Burke LSW, David Wemhoff, Marvin Stockwell, published by AuthorHouse, 2007. A unique book about the personal stories of ten men whose lives have been impacted by abortion. Some of them encouraged and paid for abortions; others did not. This book will give men and women, especially, a greater and deeper understanding of how some men suffer from post abortion grief and appreciation of their pain and their burden of loss. Very honest sharing of men's experiences, including how they eventually reached resolution and healing.

Abortion - Medical and Scientific Perspective

Whatever Happened to the Human Race By C. Everett Koop, M.D. and Francis A. Schaeffer. Published by Crossway Books, 1983. Renowned pediatric surgeon and Surgeon General of the United States, Koop collaborates with Schaeffer, a leading Christian thinker, and discusses the widespread implications of abortion, infanticide and euthanasia on humanity worldwide. A good book for a basic understanding of the impact of abortion.


A Path With Heart: A Guide, by Jack Kornfield. Published by Bantam Books, 1993. Offers insight for the Westerner into the universal teachings of Buddhism, including karma and reincarnation. The author is a teacher, psychologist and meditation master. He shares personal experiences - often humorous - along with stories, practical techniques and meditations that offer a deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose of life.

The World’s Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions, by Huston Smith. Published by Harper San Francisco, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1991. In this revised and updated edition of the classic, The Religions of Man, Huston Smith, highly acclaimed authority on the history of religions, explores the “essential elements and teachings of the world’s predominant faiths, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and the native traditions of Australia, African, Oceania and the Americas.” The invaluable book is easy to read and emphasizes “the inner - rather than the institutional - dimensions of these religions.” Great for research and personal study.


I have Lived Before, The True Story of the Reincarnation of Shanti Devi, by Sture Lonnerstrand, Translated by Leslie Kippen. Published by Ozark Mountain Publishing, 1998. "The fascinating case of Shanti Devi has been reported in the annuals of famous studies of reincarnation ever since it occurred in the 1930's in India. She consciously remembered her former life in minute detail from the earliest age. She was so insistent that a major investigation was conducted by an impartial committee. Even Mahatma Gandhi became involved and encouraged examination of the case. The results were published and submitted to scientists for analysis. No one was able to disprove the evidence and it was declared valid." By far, the best $14.00 you'll ever spend for a book that you'll probably read in one sitting. Only 159 pages, with an excellent section on reincarnation that includes: Reincarnation and Karma; Reincarnation in Historical Perspective; and The Truth About Reincarnation.

Jewish Tales of Reincarnation, by Yonassan Gershom, Published by Jason Aronson Inc., 1999. Rabbi Gershom is an internationally known pioneer in Jewish spiritual renewal and presents "…70 authentic Jewish stories about reincarnation from both classical and traditional sources." Gershom offers insight into the origin of soulmates and an interesting section called Hints and Glimpses, about "Who Was Who" in the Jewish tradition, which includes centuries-old lists of the "spiritual genealogy of great scholars and saints" compiled by several rabbis and mystics.

Reincarnation: A New Horizon in Science, Religion and Society, by Sylvia Cranston and Carey Williams. Published by Theosophical University Press, 1999. This is one of the most practical and comprehensive source books available on reincarnation-easy to read, with works by scientists, theologians, historians and psychologists. The Contents include: "Documented evidence of the belief in reincarnation in Christianity, Judaism, and early European, African, Australasian, and American traditions; Illuminating thoughts on rebirth by celebrated writers, philosophers, and psychologists, including Tolstoy, William James, Carl Jung, Gandhi and Whitman." Fascinating true stories, scientific research and famous people influenced by reincarnation.

Reincarnation: The Missing Link in Christianity, by Elizabeth Clare Prophet with Erin L. Prophet. Published by Summit University Press, 1997. This book is the "missing textbook" in colleges, universities and seminaries that "traces the history of reincarnation in Christianity - from Jesus and early Christians through Church councils and the persecution of so-called heretics." Prophet uses the latest scholarship and evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostics texts to make the case that Jesus taught reincarnation. A ground breaking work and great resource for research on the undergraduate and graduate level.

Reincarnation for the Christians, by Quincy Howe, Jr. Published by the Theosophical Publishing House, 1987. Good basic introduction to reincarnation for people from a Christian background.

Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery, edited and compiled by Joseph Head and S.L. Cranston. Published by Julian Press/ Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, New York, 1977. "An East-West Dialogue on Death and Rebirth from the Worlds of Religion, Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Art and Literature, and from the Great Thinkers of the Past and Present." One of the most comprehensive works on reincarnation in modern times. A classic.

The Soul

Coming from the Light, by Sarah Hinze. Published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York, New York, 1997. "Powerfully moving and uplifting stories... remarkable accounts of parents and families who have met their sons and daughters, sisters and brothers before they were born." Includes "vivid memories of life before life as recounted by young children."

Nurturing Your Baby's Soul, by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, compiled and edited by Nancy Hearn and Dr. Joye Bennett. Published by Summit University Press, 1998. Among other things, this inspiring book reveals how you can bond and communicate with your baby's soul before birth, help your child reach her highest potential and fulfill her life's mission and use sound, music and art to transform the body, mind and soul of your unborn child. Discusses the soul; karma and reincarnation as opportunity, including adoption; the karma and mission of family members; and how you can help your child erase negative karma before birth.

Soul Mates and Twin Flames

Soul Mates and Twin Flames, by Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Published by Summit University Press, 1999. This handy little pocket guidebook presents a new look at love, karma and relationships. You'll learn about soul mates and twin flames and karmic partners and come to understand why you attract certain loves into your life. Contains real-life stories about soul mates and twin flames. Very interesting and easy to read.