I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak to everyone who came out to Tropical Acres to support Steps To Salvation last Saturday night. Here’s the first of two videos taken by Boris Balaban. In this one, I talk about my motorcycle accident, near death experience, the evolution of my novel and what all of us must do to bring Salvation to earth.
In this video, I answer questions from my audience about Steps To Salvation. Among other things, we talk about how there really are no “accidents” in life and the fact there there is a God. I also appreciate the plug from Gail Tenzer, who read the book.
UPDATE: After giving it some thought, I’ve decided to make this an open event. Click here to visit the Facebook event page.
The date and location remain the same but I invite you now to come and enjoy FREE Hors D’Oeuvres and Dessert on Saturday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Tropical Acres Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale. I will host a book-signing table (no purchase required) and make a special presentation about the eternity of life and the soul. God bless you and I look forward to seeing you!
Please contact me here to RSVP no later than June 25. Thank you!
Now that my book is officially available for purchase, I am hosting a launch party at the iconic Fort Lauderdale restaurant, Tropical Acres. I want to thank Jack and Francie for all of their help in putting this special event together and look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, July 5. During the event I’ll host a book-signing table and take photos with my guests. I also plan to share my insights about The Other Side and all the things I learned from The Council when I was in heaven. This includes the facts that there is no hell (we’re in hell when we’re in physical bodies on earth) or “death”, and that the soul is eternal. We get to come back over and over again to learn lessons and grow closer to God. Although this is very controversial and heretical to those who lead and follow organized religions, I hope everyone will at least hear me out. I enjoy respectful, spirited debate and discussion, so the evening promises to be very memorable. And of course, the food will be excellent!
Look for photos, videos and a recap of the July 5 festivities soon. Thank you for your support of Steps To Salvation.
DD: “Shlomo, your book is definitely making people think! What prompted you to write something so unique?”
SA: “I have always been a person who questions everything. For example, from the time I was a little kid I was constantly challenging my religion. I grew up in Tel Aviv in a traditional Jewish home and had questions about the nature of God and what I was being taught. Sometimes this got me into big trouble with my parents and the rabbis. But I was like that about everything.
I love to learn ways to make things better and pass that information along to help people all over the world. But with the book, the process started with a horrible motorcycle accident I had in 2003. Well, at first I thought it was horrible, but later I realized it was the best thing to ever happen to me. I was pronounced clinically dead and while my body was in a coma, my soul traveled to the other side where I met with ‘The Council’ — three angelic beings. They greeted me as if they’d just seen me a second ago, which was very confusing because at first I thought they were doctors.
I was pretty angry when they asked me what I wanted to do. I demanded to know what kind of hospital I was in and what they were going to do for me, since I was the one with a broken body. They just shushed me and said ‘we recommend you go back and finish your work.’ That’s when it hit me that I wasn’t in a hospital but on the other side.
“I initially thought I was in a hospital because there were people waiting in line (yes, there are lines on the other side and you do have to wait when you pass over). I thought they were patients and that the angelic beings were doctors. At that point in my life I really didn’t believe in God or an afterlife. Before it was my turn to see the ‘doctors’ I saw my whole life running like a slide show — very fast. Yet I was able to understand and see each one with precise detail.
In these slides I saw all of my f*&#-ups from childhood to present. I felt a terrible stomach pain which was very strong and very unique — unlike anything I’d ever felt before. Even though I’d had many bodily injuries in life and am familiar with pain, this particular pain was very different. Kind of like an urgent need get to the bathroom, except one is not available.
“Moments later, I noticed everyone around me was wearing what looked like white hospital robes. Yet I felt exceptionally healthy, relaxed and comfortable — just like everyone else did. I also felt as if I was home, which was very strange because I do not like hospitals. But I was happy the stomach pain was gone. I also noticed that there were no religions – everyone was treated the same. I comprehended that very quickly which is why I feel so strongly about the hatred that exists on earth in the name of religion. My advice to readers is to avoid hate because you will regret it later on.”