Monday, March 26, 2012
The Debut of Author Sarah Hinze’s New Book
Sarah has collected personal accounts of those who have had dreams or spiritual experiences with their children before they were born or experiences of those who remember their life in heaven before they were born. This last study makes up the stories in her new book, The Memory of Angels: Remembering our Premortal Home.
Hello Sarah! According to your bio, you have accomplished a lot in your life. Please tell us about your new book.
* A letter from a mother to her son, whom she gave up for adoption, telling him of the dream that guided her through that painful decision.
* A kidnapped child who survived her ordeal by the guiding hand of a sister who would be born years later.
* A little boy’s memory of being brought to earth by his grandfather–a man he never knew.
At this time in my life several books had made the Near Death Experience (NDE) famous as evidence that there is “life after life.” I realized that seeing my children before they were born was evidence for “life before life.” I knew at least four Biblical accounts also teach that we live before this life—Jesus, John the Baptist, Samuel, and Jeremiah. I wondered if other people had similar experiences. I prayed for guidance and soon began meeting people who had seen their children before they were born. I coined the following definition: Pre-Birth Experience (PBE), meaning contact with or announcement regarding an unborn soul, and began collecting accounts for my first book, Life Before Life. I have now collected hundreds of case studies illustrating the reality of the PBE. As with any area of research, the more we learn, the more we can refine the data. We Lived in Heaven is my fifth book in this refining process.
Your book sounds very intriguing to me. What kind of research did you have to do?
I began my research on Pre-Birth Experiences over twenty years ago without the Internet, if you can imagine such a thing! My husband was an invaluable help in this research. We called relatives and friends, explained we were writing a book and asked if they, or someone they knew, had seen or heard from their children before they were born. We visited with people in line at the supermarket, the bank, the doctor’s office, and so on. We sent letters to the editors of various newspapers around the U.S. Many of those letters were published and we began receiving letters and phone calls from strangers reporting PBEs. We read books and articles on the near-death experience and contacted some of the authors, asking if some had seen their future children or spirits waiting to be born during their NDEs.
Within a few months we had collected about 150 PBE accounts from which approximately 35 were selected for my first book. Today I have a website, www.sarahhinze.com and through email have received, and continue to receive, hundreds of Pre-Birth Experiences from around the world. When we give lectures we consistently find that at least 2-3 persons in any group of 30 have had or know someone who has had a PBE. In social science and cross-cultural research, the PBE is called the “Announcing Dream.” We now have 21 grandchildren, several of whom announced to their parents in dreams or otherwise that it was their time to come to earth. Our research suggests the PBE is a universal phenomenon that occurs in virtually all cultures and races. Most important of all, the PBE can be a beautiful, sacred, bonding and life changing experience for the unborn spirit, the recipient, and the entire family when shared. The PBE contributes powerful evidence for the sanctity and eternal nature of life.
Wow! So what does your family think about your writing?
Each member of our family supports our research, respects the sanctity of life, treasures their own children and some have had their own confirming Pre-Birth Experiences.
Now it’s time to tell us something about the real you that we’ll never forget.
I was born in Eastern Tennessee at the foot the Great Smoky Mountains. I love trees and green and recently found out that I have a Native American line from the Cherokee nation that runs through my family line. I am proud of this line and sometimes I can feel my dear Native Grandmothers and Grandfathers with me.
Now how awesome is that! Thanks, Sarah, for this very enlightening interview. I have learned a lot. For those interested in her book, you may go to Amazon and check it out. It’s also available in German and Portuguese.