Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

Bruce and Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross

Grand Central Publishing,  June 2009

Reincarnation - fact or fantasy?
Whatever your beliefs, after you read this book, they will never be the same.

The parents of James Leininger were first puzzled and then disturbed when their two-year-old son began screaming out chilling phrases during recurrent nightmares, such as "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" The centerpiece of a loving family of three, James was a happy, playful toddler who had only just begun stringing together sentences. Determined to understand what was happening to their son, Bruce and Andrea set off on a journey of discovery that was to rock them to their core. For the more they researched the arcane comments and fragmented details little James revealed, the more they were drawn inescapably to a shocking conclusion: that James was reliving the life of James Huston, a World War II fighter pilot who was killed in the battle for Iwo Jima -- over sixty years ago!

Through painstaking research and conversations with war veterans and surviving members of James Huston's family, Bruce and Andrea were forced to confront their skepticism and reexamine their entire belief system. In the process, they not only managed to solve the mystery of their son's statements. They also uncovered revelations about James Huston's life and wartime experiences that could finally bring peace and healing to his loved ones, decades after his death.

This book features stunning drawings from James Leininger illustrating his unshakable memories, photos that portray the eerie resemblence between young James and the adult James Huston, and a foreword from world-renowned past lives expert Carol Bowman. In Soul Survivor, readers will come to know and believe in the special child who harbors the soul of a man who died in 1945.

hardcover | ISBN: 9780446509336 | Publication Date: June 2009

"I believe with all my heart that James Leininger is James Huston again. His story is riveting. I am sure this book will cause readers to see the truth: that we do come back here again, so we should make the most of the chances we have this time around."
--Concetta Bertoldi, Author of the New York Times Bestseller Do Dead People Watch You in the Shower?

"Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, you can't help being impressed by the compelling evidence in its favor from this story of James Leininger...Soul Survivor is a fascinating read; highly recommended."
--Phyllis Vega, New Age Counselor and Author of What Your Birthday Reveals About You and Lovestrology

"Soul Survivor describes the case of James Leininger, a spectacular example of the phenomenon of young children who seem to remember previous lives. We are fortunate that one of our guides for the story is James's father Bruce, who approaches the situation with a critical attitude. His insisitence on doubting each piece of information until it can be verified makes the eventual conclusion that James's parents reach - that James is indeed remembering the life of a deceased World War II pilot - well-earned. Anyone interested in the possibility of past-life memories, or anyone who thinks they can be easily dismissed, needs to read this book."
--Jim B. Tucker, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia and Author of Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives.

"James Leininger's story is the most compelling evidence so far for reincarnation."
--T.J. MacGregor, Edgar Award-Winning Author of Running Time