The Boy Who Knew Too Much
What would you say if your three-year-old child told you one day that he had memories of a past life? What if he told you that he had been Lou Gehrig? Would you believe him? This is what happened to Cathy Byrd. From a very young age, her son Christian had clear memories of a time about which he knew nothing: the 1920’s and 1930’s in the U.S.
At age three, he was able to give details about the N.Y. Yankees baseball team of that era and recognize specific players and coaches from old photographs. Not only did he have an obsession with baseball, but he also demonstrated a tremendous talent for this sport. As a parent, what would you think?
Byrd decided to take him seriously and began an investigation into Gehrig’s life. She also met with past life coaches to determine whether or not Christian’s story could be true. A devout Christian, she felt that this conflicted with her religious beliefs and had a very hard time processing all of this. In this autobiographical journey towards greater understanding, she recounts her family’s struggle to come to terms with Christian’s experience.
Her tale is told in plain, unadorned terms; it is a factual account written clearly and with as much substantiating research as she could muster. You may or may not believe her, but for those who accept reincarnation as a possibility, this is a fascinating narrative.