Becoming Starlight is a memoir about the process of grief and its relationship to the mysteries concerning the afterlife. This book will bring comfort to those who are feeling unrelenting sorrow over the loss of loved ones.
"Becoming Starlight is truly sensational; everybody who is seriously interested in the question of life after death should read it."
— Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D., author of Life After Life, Reunions, and Glimpses of Eternity
"In Becoming Starlight, Dr. Sharon Prentice describes the deeply human losses and hurts that gave birth to a vision of our true identity and place in this universe. Her life-changing—and life-giving—encounter with the divine simply had to be shared. This book is a gift."
—Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, author of A Mindful Year and The CBT Deck, and Psychology Today contributor
"In Becoming Starlight, the author teaches us the most important lesson of all—that love is the eternal fiber connecting all existence, living and beyond. Her extraordinary true story provides faith and ease to all who wonder what happens when we or our loved ones die."
– Randi Fine, Author of Close Encounters of the Worst Kind, Podcast Host of A Fine Time for Healing
"A magnificent reckoning with love, death, God, and the unexplainable universe that surrounds us all. From living through devastating heartbreak to cracking wide open with indescribable awe, Becoming Starlight is a deeply personal story on where we can find peace, solace, and stillness in the world of grief."
- Shelby Forsythia, Intuitive Grief Guide and Podcast Host of Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss
"Sharon's experience is probably the most extensive and beautiful shared-death experience I've come across. And the struggles she experienced in her life demonstrate that no matter how hopeless life seems, all of us are loved by God, infinitely. Becoming Starlight is more than just the missing link in near-death literature (which it is), and more than just a powerful evidence of the afterlife (which it also is), it's a testament to the power, potential, and infinite worth of the human soul.”
— Chas Hathaway, Host of the Near-Death Experience Podcast
Dr. Raymond Moody, world renowned physician and researcher, states: Becoming Starlight is in “the vanguard of a series of works that are a breakthrough in understanding the biggest question of existence that mankind struggles with--the mystery of life after life. Becoming Starlight disrupts today’s conversations about the Near Death Experience and the Shared Death Experience, turning that debate on its head.”
Becoming Starlight is the true story of one woman’s tumultuous relationship with God during the soul-wrenching deaths of her daughter and husband, and her eventual redemption as her soul slipped over to another framework of existence—a realm of pure love and light—by means of a Shared Death Experience (SDE) at the moment of her husband’s death. The little known Shared Death Experience—a profound transcendent consciousness—afforded the author a peek into forever-ness, a lifting of the veil between this life and the next. It was a redemption by means of a completely unexpected experience, one that brought the author kicking and screaming into the very presence of God. It is He, alone, who has the power to part the veil and “invite” you—bring you to Him--while you are still alive and well.
Deeply embedded in Becoming Starlight is a life-and-death struggle with Spiritual darkness and loss of faith. It’s a story brimming with the stuff of life—tremendous love, agonizing loss, quiet rage, inconsolable sorrow, and a complete fall from Grace. At the heart of it is a war between who lives and dies, a battle that brings us face to face with our own mortality.
Becoming Starlight is an emotionally powerful and spiritually gripping story of what lies “beyond” this life. It is a true account of a soul-searching journey that is filled with all those things that life—and death—presents to us all. It is a story that every woman who has ever loved and sorrowed and every man who has ever loved a woman will relate to. Shifting us outside our comfort zones, it makes us question everything we thought we knew—or believed—about our place in the Universe and our relationship with God. It does that by taking us on a journey that begins within the bowels of fear and ends with an encounter with the source of all Creation.
Becoming Starlight recounts the unfolding of a lifetime of beliefs about God and an eventual redemption that led the author home to a true Spiritual self…within and of God.