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message 1: by Robert (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:33AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Robert I am the author of the new spirituality book Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth? I've copied a synopsis below. I'm looking for people to write reviews of my book on goodreads. If you'd like to receive a free review copy, please contact me directly at In your email, please mention that you are a goodreads member.

If you'd like to read a sample of the book first, you can download a large excerpt for free on the About the Book page at

Thank you.

Robert Schwartz


Courageous Souls: Do We Plan Our Life Challenges Before Birth? explores the premise that we are all eternal souls who plan our lives, including our greatest challenges, before we’re born for purposes of spiritual growth. The book contains ten stories of people who planned physical illness, having handicapped children, deafness, blindness, drug addiction, alcoholism, losing a loved one, and severe accidents. The information about their pre-birth plans was obtained by four gifted mediums and channels, including one who has the ability both to see and to hear the dialogue we have with one another before we’re born. The book presents the actual conversations people had with their future parents, children, spouses, friends, and other loved ones when they planned their lives together. For readers, suffering that once seemed purposeless becomes imbued with deep meaning. Wisdom may be acquired in a more conscious manner; feelings of anger, guilt, blame, and victimization are replaced by acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, and peace.

Author Bio

In a personal session with a medium in 2003, author Robert Schwartz was astonished to speak with nonphysical beings who knew everything about him - not just what he had done in life, but also what he had thought and felt. They told him that he had planned many of his most difficult experiences before he was born. Realizing that a knowledge of pre-birth planning would bring great healing to people and allow them to understand the deeper purpose of their life challenges, he devoted the next three years to studying the pre-birth plans of dozens of individuals. The extraordinary insights that emerged speak to our heartfelt, universal yearning to know . . . why.

message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 13, 2007 09:44AM) (new)

I think your idea is cruel, stupid, and so disreputable as to be nonsense. As a nonsensical, metaphorical method that doesn't make rational sense but may make people feel better so they can get on with their lives, I think it's A-OK.

As a reasonable idea or anything I would teach my own children or share as a truth of life, it's pernicious and evil. I won't be responsible for convincing people that they've CHOSEN that their wives die in fiery car crash, that their arms and legs are blown of in an explosion, or that their children are mentally handicapped.

Every fiber of my being cries out against this superstitious nonsense.

Good day, sir.

Kathleen Wow, what a bunch of judgemental people. Did you even read the book before you commented on it?

Celestine Have to agree with Kathleen above. Why negatively comment on a written literary piece of work first without actually reading it first. Then it would be ok to leave an opinion after reading the work first. I found the book very well written and a great reference to think about why in fact we have certain experiences in out lives prior to planning it before hand. If you are a highly spiritual person like myself, it makes perfect sense to do life pre planning before taking on certain life lessons that our souls desire to gain wisdom and advancement of.

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