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Seeking Jordan: How I Learned the Truth about Death and the Invisible Universe

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If you have lost someone you deeply love, or have become strongly aware of your mortality, it’s hard to avoid wondering about life after death, the existence of God, notions of heaven and hell, and why we are here in the first place. The murder of Matthew McKay’s son, Jordan, sent him on a journey in search of ways to communicate with his son despite fears and uncertainty. ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 15th 2016 by New World Library (first published February 9th 2016)
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Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, memoir, wellness, religion
Matthew McKay's adult son, Jordan, was shot in the back while riding his bike home very late one night. Of course this was a horrible shock and a tremendous loss for McKay. His intense grief finally leads him to try to contact his son telepathically. This book is composed almost completely of "conversations" between McKay and his dead son.

To say this book is weird is an understatement. Wow. For most people, the information in here will probably seem strange, very "new age-y." I consider myself t
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Seeking Jordan, How I learned the Truth about Death and the Invisible Universe by Dr. Matthew McKay is a very intriguing read. It’s not a large book so shouldn’t take you more than two days to get through. I have to say I really enjoyed it. I’m not sure it’s for everyone, but I liked it and would recommend it.

The author’s son is murdered and this sets Dr. McKay on a journey to communicate with Jordan. I certainly can understand a parents need to find a way to get closure, to know what happened
Joe Godfrey
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a very easy read.
My own son having been murdered in 2005, the subject matter interested me tremendously. I've struggled with the concept of an afterlife and the possibilities of something other than this one-time go around.
The book provides, for me, a plausible answer to questions that have become so consuming since my sons death. It has allowed me to get "unstuck" from a place in my life where no progress seemed possible.
Jan 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: metaphysical
Author Matthew McKay has written a heartfelt book about his attempts to communicate with his son after he was murdered. The book is small and less than 150 pages, so it can be quickly read, or stretched out for those who want to slowly absorb what the author is proposing. Anyone who has read a lot of metaphysical books may find nothing new, though. For example, early on in the story, Dr. McKay brings up Michael Newton’s work, and much of what he believes sounds almost exactly like Michael Newton ...more
Jul 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Seeking Jordan by Matthew McKay, PhD is about psychologist Matthew McKay’s journey in communicating with his deceased son Jordan. Matthew McKay lives in Berkeley, CA and his son Jordan died after being randomly shot in Oakland, CA. After Jordan’s death, Matthew began talking to Jordan through various methods induced after-death communication (IADC). Through these conversations with Jordan, McKay claims to have received the truth about life and death and the invisible universe.

In the book, Matth
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography
Healing after a personal loss – A conversation with the messenger from beyond

Grief is a stressful journey and it is never the same for the loved one who is still living. It is a unique and a very special experience in life. Death is an inevitable part of life but it is also hard to accept the death of a loved one. How do you heal yourself? How do you translate pain into a realization and enlightenment? One would like to seek god through religion or empower themselves with spiritual awakening. I
Gloria Piper
When Jordan was killed, his parents and friends began receiving signs that he still existed, in the spirit. Thus began a journey to connect with him and to communicate.

This story is true. It is for those who are not afraid to question. It not only provides answers about our purpose in this life, but it explains about the afterlife, what came before, and what comes next. It confirms what I've suspected, based on my experiences and the experiences of others. This book may challenge your beliefs,
Susan Brochin
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It is not what this book was about or what the reason was for writing it, but the passion and service to humanity that made me love this beautifully written book. Dr. McKay writes of his ongoing communication with his son Jordan with love,hope, and clarity. He is of the firm belief that the process of connection with the other so I can be attained by anyone. That, in itself, is a way to heal from profound grief in any kind of loss.
Austyn Wells
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Matt McKay has written a definitive guide to help anyone whose loved one has died create new methods to connect to their soul. His observations are incredibly valuable since he was not a believer in the afterlife. Great read.
Teresa McMillan
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Could not put this book down - so compelling and life-affirming. Wonderful to see science acknowledging spiritualism.
Tristy at New World Library
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: metaphysics, death
“In Seeking Jordan, Matthew McKay takes us on a heart-wrenching and challenging journey into his efforts to reconnect with Jordan. His personal odyssey — full of self-doubt, vulnerability, and fearlessness — is one we all must face, a journey of love: love lost and love reclaimed....This book is an enormous gift of hope and liberation that reminds us once more that death is not the end but a new beginning.”
John P. Forsyth, PhD, coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook f
Kerry L O'Malley

I've read many books on this subject. This book is different. Worth reading! Uplifting. Beautiful. We never stop talking. It's true.
There are many good books on the subject of reincarnation, life after death, the soul's journey, etc. Most of those books are quite in depth and detailed, which might be a daunting read for someone who is new to it. This book sort of summarizes, or rather, condenses all the important points in one volume. It is not so much an instructional manual, as it is a memoir of a grieving father who is mourning the loss of his son, Jordan, who was tragically murdered. It is a collection of 'conversations' ...more
Christine Zibas
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-books
Most of us at one point in our lives or another have asked "What happens after we die?" This question seems to become even more poignant and compelling when someone close to us has died. We grieve for the person, we miss them so much.

In the case of Author Matthew McKay (a trained psychologist and man of science), the question was brought into sharp relief when his son Jordan was murdered at a young age. And so a skeptic began a life-altering journey to discover as much as he could about (if anyt
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: consciousness
I found solace in this book. After losing someone close to me in a sudden and tragic way, I have been holding onto a belief that there has to be more to life than our physical selves - that there must be so much more, but cannot be explained let alone understood. This book helped to shed some light on more clearly understanding what happens to us when we die.

The layout of the book was interesting and intriguing - how McKay's son helped with the content. The topics covered, and the author's perso
T Love
Apr 13, 2016 added it
I did not want to put this book down. Easy to read, simple to understand. Truly makes you realize what is important and why you are experiencing all that you are experiencing. It is a fascinating journey of love, compassion, inspiration and the realization that life is not just here and now. Only 131 pages in length but the content is rich, powerful, impactful. This is a must read for anyone seeking: answers as to their purpose in life, experiencing loss, grieving or wanting to learn more about ...more
Cat Jenkins
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Not a book for everyone, or for every time, but it struck a chord in me that I'd always felt thrumming throughout my life. So, all I can say for my part is, "Ah, yes. That's the way it feels."

The downside was the writing style for me. It distanced the feeling of human communication by being too focused and over-thought. But the basic message and beliefs, as I said, have been hovering in the back of my mind and life for as long as I can remember. I don't have conversations with the dead, but a se
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was gifted to me after the sudden loss of my husband. It is a fascinating window into how the author processed the sudden loss of his son and offers some interesting tools to "communicate" with lost loved ones. I like how McKay acknowledges that this may not work for all. He's very clear and honest about his biases and hopes, yet still offers interesting scientific research to back up his experiences. I'm definitely going to keep this to pick up again and read, when my own grief shifts and ...more
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Seeking Jordan is a wonderful book about a different view of what happens on the other side of death. I read it with a mind that was open to any possibilities and came out feeling comforted and safe.
Although I may not buy in 100% to the author's view and beliefs (in fact Matthew McKay encourages the reader to do their own research,) I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking their own truth.
Melanie F. Strange
Remarkably. Poignant affirmations that love never ends.

Hope and healing for those in grief. Matthew McKay and Jordan remind us of what our soul knows...we are here to learn lessons that advance our soul...advance the collective conscious...advance love.
Had Walmer
May 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love this book!
Cheri Gerdes-Fillmore
More than satisfying

A book that I read in one sitting...and will read again and again. So many profound truths and points of discovery. Thank you Matthew...and thank you Jordan.
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Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, and author of more than 30 professional psychology and self-help books which have sold a combined total of more than 3 million copies. He is co-founder of independent self-help publisher, New Harbinger Publications. He was the clinical director of Haight Ashbury Psychological Services in San Francisco for twenty ...more

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