Cathy Byrd is a residential real estate broker and mother of two young children who never had aspirations of becoming a writer until her two-year-old son began sharing memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and '30s. A Southern California native, Cathy received her B.A. from UCLA and her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Cathy had an exciting 10-year career in sports marketing, working for the World Cup and Olympic Torch Relay Organizing Committees and serving as vice president of the Magic Johnson Foundation. The most likely place to find Cathy in her free time is at a youth baseball field. www.cathy-byrd.com
"Byrd's memoir almost reads like a suspenseful novel, and readers
are sure to be gripped by the possible explanations she provides
for (her son's) seemingly inexplicable memories. She also
thoughtfully reflects on her own spirituality, and the ways in
which her son's revelations challenged her Christian faith . . . On
the whole, this is an affecting portrayal of parenthood, and an
affectionate love letter from a mother to her unusual child. An
eclectic mix of mystery, memoir, and the supernatural."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"This is a wonderful book, intelligent, humorous, and
overflowing with spiritual insights--one of the most transformative
and thought-provoking books I've ever encountered."
-- Jack Canfield, co-creator of the New York Times #1 best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul(R)
"A riveting tale of a talented young boy with a love of the game
and the natural talent to go along with it. More importantly, it is
a story of how a mother's love can defy all logic and move
mountains. Cathy Byrd is one heck of a baseball mom and a true
advocate for all children."
-- Tommy Lasorda, National Baseball Hall of Fame Dodgers manager
"A mother and son's extraordinary story demonstrates how our
connections with loved ones do not end with the death of the
physical body. Love's eternal bond brings our souls together again
and again, leading to a richer sense of purpose in our lives."
-- Eben Alexander, M.D., neurosurgeon, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Proof of Heaven
"This engaging, soulful, and highly entertaining memoir has the
power to transform the way you think about life and death."
-- John Gray, Ph.D., New York Times #1 best-selling relationship author of all time, author of Beyond Mars and Venus
"In her inspirational new book, Cathy Byrd documents the
compelling past-life memories of her young son. She also describes
her own past-life regression recollections, linking both mother and
son in a previous lifetime. The Boy Who Knew Too Much is an
exciting journey into the mystery and power of past-life memories.
I highly recommend this book."
-- Brian L. Weiss, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of Many Lives, Many Masters
"Growing up in the 1970s, I've always viewed the Lou Gehrig
story as somewhat mystical, from the famous farewell speech to my
all-time favorite movie, The Pride of the Yankees. After reading
the amazing journey of Cathy Byrd and Christian Haupt, the spirit
of Gehrig resonates for the next generation of baseball fans to
-- Mark Langill, team historian, Los Angeles Dodgers?
"The story you're about to read is at once, astounding,
riveting, and truly unbelievable, yet before too long, as humanity
continues waking up from its deep spiritual sleep, this story will
be most believable. The nature of our soul and its adventure is
eternal, yet we've hidden this from ourselves for too long. For the
courage of Cathy Byrd and her family, we can have a front-row seat
on the revelations of a child who can see through the veils of time
and space. The Boy Who Knew Too Much is about to blow your mind.
-- Mike Dooley, New York Times #1 best-selling author of Infinite Possibilities
"A testimonial to the fact that children can be our greatest
teachers when it comes to spirituality and matters of the heart. So
many children are providing evidence that we are all infinite
spiritual beings having a temporary human experience. A message of
light and love that will appeal to baseball fans and non-baseball
-- Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, New York Times best-selling author of The Conscious Parent
"This compelling, trustworthy book is a most reassuring guide
for those whose children share vivid recollections of their
previous lives, and anyone who is curious to learn more about this
widely documented field of scientific study."
-- Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of Agape International Spiritual Center and author of Spiritual Liberation
"The Boy Who Knew Too Much is a real-life story about a young
boy, a talent for baseball, and a memory of a past life. It poses
the most important question you can ask: do I only live once? One
game, nine innings, and out forever! Or do I live many lives?
Beautifully written, with integrity and humor, this gripping story
might change the way you choose to play this game called life."
-- Robert Holden, Ph.D., happiness expert, best-selling author of Shift Happens!
"Experience this joyful journey of knowingness. This story will
remind you of your own eternal soul, and how we timeless beings
share this earthly existence with others to learn and experience
the connected force of love."
-- James Van Praagh, spiritual medium, teacher, and author of The Power of Love
"For her debut publishing venture, Cathy Byrd offers a memoir of
exceptional intrigue that at times reads like the pursuit of The Da
Vinci Code. Told with the skills of both investigator and spiritual
pilgrim, it is also a tale of the connection between mother and
child beyond the unexpected--a love story of the spirits."
--Elliot Mintz, renowned media consultant
"Meeting Christian and Cathy Byrd and doing a past-life
regression with them both allowed me to witness for myself the
extraordinary life story of Lou Gehrig and Mom Gehrig. I fell in
love with Christian and Cathy, and you will too as you dive into
this riveting account of their adventure exploring reincarnation
and the deeper truth that love always brings us together life after
life. As a result of our work, Christian no longer has asthma and
Cathy is fulfilling her soul's purpose in opening people's minds to
the truth of our eternal existence. After I left their home, I
immediately called my friend Dr. Wayne Dyer, and with awe and
contagious enthusiasm I shared their story with him. I know that as
soon as you turn the last page of this exceptional book, you too
will be passionately sharing Christian's and Lou Gehrig's story
with everyone and carrying the light of their soul in your
-- Mira Kelley, regressionist, best-selling author of Beyond Past Lives