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The Best Books About The Afterlife

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List of best books about the afterlife, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on life after death are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched afterlife bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about the afterlife. If you're looking for a list of top books on what happens when you die, then you're in the right place.

List features Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends, Rebels in Hell and more books.
You should be able to answer the question, "What are the best books about the afterlife?" after checking out this list.

This greatest afterlife book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these afterlife books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

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    Lawyers in Hell
    Lawyers in Hell is the thirteenth book, and the first after a 22-year hiatus, in the Heroes in...Amazon buy button
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    Storm Seed
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    Storm Seed

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris

    First Published1990

    SubjectsCombined arms, Mesopotamian mythology, Cavalry, directed-energy weaponry, Greek hero cult

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, High fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Storm Seed (1990) is a book set in The Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe and part of...Amazon buy button
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    Beyond Sanctuary
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    Beyond Sanctuary

    Janet Morris

    First Published1985

    Subjectstimocracy, Mesopotamian mythology, Cavalry, Spirituality, Greek hero cult

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Historical high fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Beyond Sanctuary is the 1985 edition of the book by Janet Morris. It is the first of her...Amazon buy button
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    Rebels in Hell
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    Rebels in Hell

    Janet Morris

    First Published1986-07

    SubjectsSin, Philosophy, Punishment, Mesopotamian mythology, Faith

    Genres (Book)Bangsian fantasy, Short story, Fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Rebels in Hell is the second volume in Janet Morris' shared universe, heroes in Hell. ...Amazon buy button
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    The Sacred Band
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    The Sacred Band

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris

    First PublishedApr 01 2010

    SubjectsAncient sexuality, Brotherhood, Hatred, Spirituality, Homosexuality

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Historical fantasy, Historical high fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Sacred Band is a book written by Janet and Chris Morris. It forms part of The Sacred Band...Amazon buy button
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    Tempus with his right-side companion Niko

    First Published2011-04

    SubjectsLove,Heroes and Heroism,Commitment,War,Death

    Genres (Book)High fantasy,Historical fantasy,Mythic fiction,Historical high fantasy,heroic fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    In the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe, Tempus is first anthology of Sacred Band Tales. This...Amazon buy button
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    Tempus
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    Tempus

    Janet Morris

    First Published1987-04

    Subjectstheomachy, Mesopotamian mythology, Greek hero cult, Heraclitus, Mercenary

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Historical high fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Tempus is a book written by Janet Morris in 1987. In 2011 it was revised slightly and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Little Helliad
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    The Little Helliad

    Janet Morris, Chris Morris

    First Published1988

    SubjectsHatred, Mesopotamian mythology, Aesthetics, Purgatory, Family

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Original LanguageAmerican English

    In the Heroes in Hell fictional universe, The Little Helliad is a full-length novel based...Amazon buy button
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    Tempus Die lebende Legende

    First Published1987

    SubjectsAncient sexuality, Magic, timocracy, Mesopotamian mythology, Cavalry

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Tempus is the German Language translation of the English language Tempus, a book written by...Amazon buy button
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    What Dreams May Come
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    What Dreams May Come

    Richard Matheson

    First Published1978-09

    SubjectsDeath, Afterlife

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Speculative fiction, Bangsian fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    What Dreams May Come is a 1978 novel by Richard Matheson. The plot centers on Chris, a man who... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    #AaliyahFiles
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    #AaliyahFiles

    Bryn Hammond
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    The Fish, the Fighters, and the Song- girl
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    First Published2012-04

    SubjectsAncient sexuality, theomachy, Military professionalism, Cavalry, ancient cavalry operations

    Genres (Book)Mythic fiction, Heroic fantasy, Historical fantasy, Historical high fantasy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The book "the Fish, the Fighters and the Song-girl" contains a novelette by the same name. ...Amazon buy button
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    Beyond the Veil Janet Morris
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    Beyond Wizardwall Janet Morris
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    As I Lay Dying: Meditations Upon Returning

    First Published2002-01

    SubjectsMeaning of life, Death, Afterlife

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

    As I Lay Dying: Meditations Upon Returning is a book by Richard John Neuhaus.Amazon buy button
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    The Divine Comedy
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    The Divine Comedy

    Dante Alighieri

    First Published1555

    SubjectsHeaven, Hell, Purgatory, Afterlife

    Genres (Book)Epic poetry

    The Divine Comedy is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Timbuktu
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    Timbuktu

    Paul Auster

    First Published1999

    SubjectsLiterary, Dog, Afterlife, History

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novella

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Timbuktu is a 1999 novella by Paul Auster. It is about the life of a dog, Mr Bones, who is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Lovely Bones
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    The Lovely Bones

    Alice Sebold

    First Published2002

    SubjectsLiterary, Murder, Afterlife, Literary criticism

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

    First Published2009-02-10

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives is a book by David Eagleman.Amazon buy button
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    Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends

    First Published2006

    SubjectsGod, Death, Afterlife

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    Home with God: In a Life That Never Ends is a book by Neale Donald Walsch.Amazon buy button