'Beautifully written, with integrity and humour, this gripping story might change the way you choose to play this game called life.' - Robert Holden, PhD, happiness expert, bestselling authorof Shift Happens!
At the tender age of two, baseball prodigy Christian Haupt began sharing vivid memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and '30s. From riding cross-country on trains, to his fierce rivalry with Babe Ruth, Christian described historical facts about the life of American hero and baseball legend Lou Gehrig that he could not have possibly known at the time.
Distraught by her son's uncanny revelations, Christian's mother, Cathy, embarked on a sacred journey of discovery that would shake her beliefs to the core and forever change her views on life and death.
In this compelling and heartwarming memoir, Cathy Byrd shares her remarkable experiences, the lessons she learned as she searched to find answers to this great mystery, and a story of healing in the lives of these intertwined souls.
The Boy Who Knew Too Much will inspire even the greatest skeptics to consider the possibility that love never dies.
"Mommy, I used to be a tall baseball player."
"Yes, you will be a tall baseball player someday."
With a look of exasperation, he stomped his foot and hollered.
"No! I was a tall baseball player-tall like Daddy!"
What was my son trying to say to me? Did he mean . . . he couldn't mean . . . was he trying to tell me that he was a grown-up in a previous lifetime?
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Cathy Byrd is a realtor and mother of two children. She was compelled to start writing when her son began sharing vivid memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and '30s. When she is not busy writing or selling homes, the most likely place to find Cathy is on a baseball field in Southern California.
"Byrd's memoir almost reads like a suspenseful novel, and readers are sure to be gripped by the possible explanations she provides for (her son's) seemingly inexplicable memories. She also thoughtfully reflects on her own spirituality, and the ways in which her son's revelations challenged her Christian faith . . . On the whole, this is an affecting portrayal of parenthood, and an affectionate love letter from a mother to her unusual child. An eclectic mix of mystery, memoir, and the supernatural."
-- Kirkus Reviews "This is a wonderful book, intelligent, humorous, and overflowing with spiritual insights--one of the most transformative and thought-provoking books I've ever encountered."
-- Jack Canfield, co-creator of the New York Times #1 best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul(R)
"A riveting tale of a talented young boy with a love of the game and the natural talent to go along with it. More importantly, it is a story of how a mother's love can defy all logic and move mountains. Cathy Byrd is one heck of a baseball mom and a true advocate for all children."
-- Tommy Lasorda, National Baseball Hall of Fame Dodgers manager
"A mother and son's extraordinary story demonstrates how our connections with loved ones do not end with the death of the physical body. Love's eternal bond brings our souls together again and again, leading to a richer sense of purpose in our lives."
-- Eben Alexander, M.D., neurosurgeon, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Proof of Heaven
"This engaging, soulful, and highly entertaining memoir has the power to transform the way you think about life and death."
-- John Gray, Ph.D., New York Times #1 best-selling relationship author of all time, author of Beyond Mars and Venus
"In her inspirational new book, Cathy Byrd documents the compelling past-life memories of her young son. She also describes her own past-life regression recollections, linking both mother and son in a previous lifetime. The Boy Who Knew Too Much is an exciting journey into the mystery and power of past-life memories. I highly recommend this book."
-- Brian L. Weiss, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of Many Lives, Many Masters
"Growing up in the 1970s, I've always viewed the Lou Gehrig story as somewhat mystical, from the famous farewell speech to my all-time favorite movie, The Pride of the Yankees. After reading the amazing journey of Cathy Byrd and Christian Haupt, the spirit of Gehrig resonates for the next generation of baseball fans to appreciate."
-- Mark Langill, team historian, Los Angeles Dodgers?
"The story you're about to read is at once, astounding, riveting, and truly unbelievable, yet before too long, as humanity continues waking up from its deep spiritual sleep, this story will be most believable. The nature of our soul and its adventure is eternal, yet we've hidden this from ourselves for too long. For the courage of Cathy Byrd and her family, we can have a front-row seat on the revelations of a child who can see through the veils of time and space. The Boy Who Knew Too Much is about to blow your mind. Enjoy!"
-- Mike Dooley, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Infinite Possibilities
"A testimonial to the fact that children can be our greatest teachers when it comes to spirituality and matters of the heart. So many children are providing evidence that we are all infinite spiritual beings having a temporary human experience. A message of light and love that will appeal to baseball fans and non-baseball fans alike."
-- Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, New York Times best-selling author of The Conscious Parent
"This compelling, trustworthy book is a most reassuring guide for those whose children share vivid recollections of their previous lives, and anyone who is curious to learn more about this widely documented field of scientific study."
-- Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center and author of Spiritual Liberation
"The Boy Who Knew Too Much is a real-life story about a young boy, a talent for baseball, and a memory of a past life. It poses the most important question you can ask: do I only live once? One game, nine innings, and out forever! Or do I live many lives? Beautifully written, with integrity and humor, this gripping story might change the way you choose to play this game called life."
-- Robert Holden, Ph.D., happiness expert, best-selling author of Shift Happens!
"Experience this joyful journey of knowingness. This story will remind you of your own eternal soul, and how we timeless beings share this earthly existence with others to learn and experience the connected force of love."
-- James Van Praagh, spiritual medium, teacher, and author of The Power of Love
"For her debut publishing venture, Cathy Byrd offers a memoir of exceptional intrigue that at times reads like the pursuit of The Da Vinci Code. Told with the skills of both investigator and spiritual pilgrim, it is also a tale of the connection between mother and child beyond the unexpected--a love story of the spirits."
--Elliot Mintz, renowned media consultant
"Meeting Christian and Cathy Byrd and doing a past-life regression with them both allowed me to witness for myself the extraordinary life story of Lou Gehrig and Mom Gehrig. I fell in love with Christian and Cathy, and you will too as you dive into this riveting account of their adventure exploring reincarnation and the deeper truth that love always brings us together life after life. As a result of our work, Christian no longer has asthma and Cathy is fulfilling her soul's purpose in opening people's minds to the truth of our eternal existence. After I left their home, I immediately called my friend Dr. Wayne Dyer, and with awe and contagious enthusiasm I shared their story with him. I know that as soon as you turn the last page of this exceptional book, you too will be passionately sharing Christian's and Lou Gehrig's story with everyone and carrying the light of their soul in your heart."
-- Mira Kelley, regressionist, best-selling author of Beyond Past Lives
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