I have shared some of my views about reincarnation and past lives in my earlier posts here. There is a new book out that was featured on Good Morning America on Monday, June 8, 2009. This was actually their second appearance on the program. Here is what I found on the GMA website about the book.
"Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot" is the story of James Leininger, who -- a little more than two weeks after his second birthday -- began having blood-curdling nightmares that just would not stop. When James began screaming out recurring phrases like, "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" the Leiningers finally admitted that they truly had to take notice.
When details of planes and war tragedies no two-year-old boy could know continued -- even in stark daylight -- Bruce and Andrea Leininger began to realize that this was an incredible situation. "Soul Survivor" is the story of how the Leiningers pieced together what their son was communicating and eventually discovered that he was reliving the past life of World War II fighter pilot James Huston. As Bruce Leininger struggled to understand what was happening to his son, he also uncovered details of James Huston's life -- and death -- as a pilot that will fascinate military buffs everywhere.
I bought a copy of the book and couldn’t stop reading it. The father, Bruce Leininger, describes himself as a conservative Christian whose faith prevents him from believing that his son is the same entity who incarnated as James Huston. The boy’s mother, Andrea, intuitively knows the connection that her son has to the pilot. Getting to the bottom of the “mystery” becomes somewhat of an obsession for Bruce. He looks up surviving members of the ship’s crew and attends their reunions. He copies their personal memoirs. He collects all sorts of declassified documents from government agencies. His house is literally stacked with documents.
Why? Because he needs to prove that this can’t be true. He needs to prove that what he believes in, his faith, is the only truth. He takes his son and his wife to a crew reunion. His wife meets people that she has only spoken to over the phone. His son meets men for the first time and calls them by their names. These where the men he fought the second world war with. They share stories together. Many of them don’t know what to think about the younger James. In the end, Bruce finally has to surrender to the new truth.
There is much more to the story. I suggest you get a copy of the book yourself and weigh the evidence if you are still skeptical. This is a book for skeptics. Dr. Brian Weiss, author of “Many Lives, Many Masters” and several other books on past lives believes that reincarnation can be scientifically verified. Why is it taking so long for people in the West to open to this centuries long accepted Eastern belief? I don’t know why, but thought you might find it interesting that it is getting prime time exposure.