The Five Lessons Of Life

A True Life Story about an Ordinary Woman who Survived Two Extraordinary Near Death Experiences. Her Remarkable Secrets of both Heaven and Hell are finally being revealed!

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
186 Pages
Reviewed on 04/01/2021
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Author Biography

Carrie Kohan is a National Child Advocate and Federal Government Witness who's been awarded medals for her volunteer work in protecting children.

But Carrie's life wasn't always like this... She was illiterate much of her life; was placed in the 'Dummy Class' in grade 8 and failed grade 12. Carrie was told by teachers that she was lazy and would never amount to anything! So, what happened to turn her life around so drastically? Carrie died... not once, but twice!

It was during Kohan's second death that she travelled to the White Void (Heaven) and received some of the most profound and comprehensive messages imaginable! She shares these lessons in her book called, 'The Five Lessons of Life'!

Despite death-threats and the obstacle of being illiterate much of her life, Carrie persevered with her goals when she returned from death in '93. Kohan went on to become the pioneer of a child protection movement in 1998 - saving millions of children. (She amended and wrote 14 laws and is the namesake of a Private Member's Bill called, ‘Carrie’s Guardian Angel Law’)

As a result, Kohan has been awarded medals from the United Nations, Queen Elizabeth and the Federal Gov't. And all of this started with practicing, 'The Five Lessons of Life'.


Coming Up Next From This Author:

* The Five Lessons of Life Companion Workbook
* Empaths - The Answer to Our Clarion Call
* Trans Future Pacing (TFP) The 7 Day Challenge
* The Miracles of Mt. Shasta
* You've Got Mail From Heaven (Children's Book)

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

The subtitle of this amazing book, “A True Life Story about an Ordinary Woman who survived Two Extraordinary Near Death Experiences. Her Remarkable Secrets of both Heaven and Hell are finally being revealed!” is a perfect summary of this true-life story. Carrie Kohan, author of The Five Lessons of Life, bravely shares her experiences of dying twice, a year apart. The two NDEs were totally different. The first time was frightening. However, the second time she talked to Jesus, the Council of Men, and other Spirit Beings. Not only did she learn about heaven and hell, but she was taught new perspectives about why we have joyful and painful experiences during our time on earth. More importantly, she was given the five most important lessons that people need to understand, accept and live.

One of the best features of this story is the author’s down-to-earth approach to her fascinating journey. She shares the struggles of addiction, as well as a heart-breaking decision she made in her early 20’s, with honesty. And she shares an incredible synchronicity story, demonstrating how Spirit sends us affirmations when requested. Perhaps, what Carrie has accomplished in her work for child protection in her country is the most astonishing aspect of her life since her NDE experiences. The Five Lessons of Life, written by Carrie Kohan, is unforgettable. Her story contains a great deal of information about the afterlife and the purpose of our lives on earth. It will touch the hearts of everyone who is seeking greater spiritual understanding. A beautiful book!

K.C. Finn

The Five Lessons of Life: A True Life Story about an Ordinary Woman who Survives Extraordinary Near Death Experiences is a work of non-fiction in the inspirational biography genre. It is suitable for all ages and was penned by Carrie Kohan. The book tells the story of the author's life after she experiences two separate near death experiences. The first such experience gives her a vision of the afterlife for those on a self-destructive path, the second showed her what awaits those who live lives of grace and kindness. Having seen both sides, the author shares the lessons learned.

The Five Lessons of Life is a powerful and insightful biographical story. One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was that despite the hardships Kohan has faced in her life, this is a story of hope and intended to make people feel like they are not alone. Author Carrie Kohan uses this book to send a message of optimism and love and to show that your experiences in life are there to serve a greater purpose. I found the author’s courage in sharing her story inspiring, and that courage allows the reader to feel supported and that they are not alone in their journeys. Kohan is a master of sharing deeply personal experiences in a way that is easy to connect with. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this book to those looking to develop a deeper understanding of life, and those who enjoy a read that will take them through an emotional journey of hope.

Lesley Jones

In The Five Lessons Of Life, Carrie Kohan grew up never feeling good enough. Told repeatedly that she would never succeed, she became accepting of a dark future. Carrie had grown accustomed to receiving divine visions and messages from childhood, but a stark warning from an Angel to live an enlightened path and embrace her gift changed Carrie's life for good. Weeks later in 1992, as Carrie, still suffering deep depression and filled with self-loathing and guilt from a traumatic event, she would meet the devil himself. That night intoxicated, alone, and emotionally obsolete, Carrie experienced her first near-death experience. Even though this made Carrie change the direction of her life, she suffered yet another near-death experience. Carrie shares her deepest, darkest thoughts throughout this time of spiritual enlightenment and asks some poignant questions of God, Jesus, her Spirit Guide, and the Council Of Men. Is the Black Void an Illusion? How can God love those who inflict harm and misery on others and are spirits and souls one of the same?

In The Five Lessons Of Life, Carrie Kohan has a superb storytelling ability, her descriptiveness around her extraordinary encounters makes you feel you are experiencing the situation with her. Carrie's brutal honesty throughout was admirable as she shares her innermost thoughts and memories, especially those leading up to her first near-death ordeal. I found her meeting with Satan really chilling and eerie, her account sent shivers down my spine. I loved the chapter on the Law of Attraction and the detailed description of how you attract what you project. The chapter which covered spirit versus soul was also fascinating. It was comforting to know we are not judged and the only judgment occurs from our ego-controlled thoughts. There were many sections of this book that made you stop for a moment and ponder, such as how traumatic events are opportunities to gain knowledge and the chapters on compassion and forgiveness. The explanation of the cycle of the Suicide Soul was absolutely fascinating. I feel an enormous amount of gratitude to Carrie for sharing her experiences and knowledge. This will bring so much comfort to the many who seek answers.

Tammy Ruggles

The Five Lessons Of Life: A True Life Story about an Ordinary Woman who Survived Two Extraordinary Near Death Experiences by Carrie Kohan is an inspirational story about life, death, heaven, hell, and what the author learned from her near-death experiences. Not everyone has near-death experiences, and you may not believe the account that Kohan relates to her audience. It may clash with your personal beliefs, but you will be fascinated and hopefully come away with a broader view of these things. For starters, Kohan is an award-winning child advocate, but her beginnings were much more humble. Due to illiteracy, she found herself in what she describes as "The Dummy Class". She struggled with academics and flunked the 12th grade. Her teachers labeled her lazy and said her life would go nowhere, but something amazing happened that changed all of that and would prove her naysayers wrong. She received a strange answer to her prayers for healing: She says she died two times. She was a fledgling actress in the early '90s. The year was 1992 when her hard drinking drove her to her first near-death experience. This prompted her to turn over a new leaf and start life afresh, so she was completely unprepared for her second death just a year later. The two experiences were not the same. The second incident wasn't dark at all, but what she calls a White Void, or Heaven, where she received a detailed message that she decided to share with others--five life lessons.

Kohan uses her own 1992-93 diary and journal entries to share the answers to life's most puzzling spiritual questions, which gives readers an intimate portrait of the author, her experiences, and what she learned from dying twice and coming back. What she has accomplished outside of these spiritual encounters is perhaps the most amazing, at least to me personally, as they took place in the physical world where she devoted her time and energies to protecting and helping children. Her book and life story can help so many people who think they can't make it in life or have no hope. That's what I like about this book. The spiritual aspect is balanced with the tangible life experiences of the author, and it's up to you, the reader, to decide how you want to use the lessons she imparts. The Five Lessons of Life by Carrie Kohan is an intriguing read that can lead you to think more about matters of life, death, and beyond.

Vincent Dublado

Carrie Kohan’s favorite mantra is love thyself, love thyself, love thyself. Why not? You have to take care of your own well-being to become more effective in helping others. And for Kohan, it is deeply personal as she shares her insights on self-love at the deepest levels in her book The Five Lessons of Life: A True Life Story about an Ordinary Woman Who Survived Two Extraordinary Near Death Experiences. Yes, not everyone is as fortunate as Kohan, who survived two near-death experiences and learned from them in the process. Her collection of narratives are the profound spiritual truths that she learned from her darkest days to the brightest of teachings and encounters and have greatly influenced her spirituality, leading to her increased compassion, altruism, and sense of purpose.

Given that this is an inspirational book, it brilliantly illustrates the author’s NDE with gentleness and beauty. I am surprised to find myself accepting what Carrie Kohan is trying to impart because it is not preachy and merely guides you to a path that you would be wise to take. The Five Lessons of Life can be life-changing, but it also commits itself on the possibility of an afterlife. Most of us can only come close to the idea of an ebbing consciousness after death. But then, modern science manages to resuscitate people and yank them from the clutches of the Grim Reaper. Certainly, the more a near-death experienced is shared, the more chance we can discover what lies for us in the beyond. And this is why I recommend you to read this book. I have never had a near death experience, but I trust Kohan on her five lessons.