October 30, 2010 --
Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter Doesn’t Measure Up, Says Bestselling Author on the Afterlife
Even with an understated entrance into the box office, acclaimed director Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, “Hereafter” is holding ground with critics. Yet James L. Garlow, PhD, bestselling author and theologian, disagrees with them — and his reasons may surprise most.
“The glimpses of the hereafter in the movie were virtually non-existent” said Garlow, author of “Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife.” “This is where ‘Hereafter’ fails us all: It tells viewers nothing about the life after this one.”
And Garlow’s critique holds weight. For the last three years he has been studying the afterlife, the paranormal, and the supernatural, collecting stories, analyzing research, and observing society’s near-obsession with all of it. He has even published two books with his findings and the stories he’s encountered.
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