Soon after completing her graduate studies in psychology, today's special guest, Dr. Sharon Prentice, longed to discover “the why’s” about her own intimate experience with death in the form of an SDE (Shared Death Experience), and that of others who had experienced something “weird, unbelievable, odd” at the time of the death of a loved one. Her book, Becoming Starlight: A Shared Death Journey from Darkness to Light is an emotionally powerful and spiritually gripping story of what lies “beyond” this life. 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.
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. 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.
Dr. Prentice is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. She is also a Board Certified Spiritual Counselor (SC-C) and holds Board Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy, and Crisis and Abuse Therapy.