Except from the Barnes & Noble 'Meet The Writer' Interview with Jack Canfield.
Q: What was the book that most influenced your life or your career as a writer?
A: Life After Life by Dr. Raymond Moody. I have a whole chapter on how this book changed my life in my book You've Got to Read This Book!
"The most impactful part was that almost all people reporting these experiences were asked two questions by the spiritual being they met; "How have you expanded your capacity to love?" and "What wisdom have you gained from your experience?"
When I first read this book while in graduate school back in 1971, I decided to devote my life to studying these two areas and teaching others what I learned in regard to how to be more loving and how to gain wisdom from our lives and the lives of others. This is what has led to the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and my books on how to live more successful lives.
For the whole interview with Canfield, scroll down & click 'MEET THE WRITER' Tab at: barnesandnoble.com