A few months ago my father put me in contact with a co-worker of his, Maureen Milliken. She is a news editor for two of the major local papers and she was in the process of writing a book called The Afterlife Survey. Her methodology for the book was to send out thorough surveys to a variety of people from a variety of faiths and non-faiths and I guess I fit the bill. She asked a number of questions that were designed to get at what people really believe, not just gather statistics. It was very much a journalistic approach (which certainly makes sense given Maureen’s occupation), and it makes for an interesting read.
I have only just begun reading the book now that I have legal and scholastic issues put behind me, but I can already say I recommend it. It’s a bit late for Christmas, but one-day shipping would get it delivered in time to be put under the tree. Sans that option, it makes for a good gift any time anyway. Take a look.