The book can be split into 3 sections:
First 40% of the book: her childhood and young adult years
Middle 5%: the hospital stay and NDE
End 55%: why she believes we are god and doesn't believe in a creator, praying, organized religion, or the law of attraction & thinking positive (but then she talks about allowing the universe to bring things to you... which is the law of attraction in action.)
Very contradicting and lost me in the end half while she seemed to be pushing her opinions. While I can respect other opinions and love reading about NDEs, I was overall disappointed that this had so little to do with the actual NDE and lacked so many details about that experience.
This book should not just be considered for people and loved ones of those who have cancer, although I've seen it marketed in this way. In my opinion, the marketing narrows its audience. This book is a must read for anyone seeking spiritual connection, self realization, comfort and relief from suffering or for those who are curious about life after death.
Although the book does follow the journey of the author's experience overcoming cancer, the true value is the lessons and understanding she gained about life's great mysteries, the universe, the soul, miracles, life purpose and unconditional love. This book is truly a gift.
Love listening to author-narrated memoirs and great fiction. I look forward to waiting in line since joining Audible.
Lovely narration and a thoroughly believable account. One word of caution: Her approach to disease is potentially quite dangerous. She had a very treatable form of cancer (early Hodgkin's disease) and did not seek conventional medical treatment. Please do not take her ideas about medicine as anything other than one person's ideas. Her other philosophies are uplifting, inspirational and potentially life-improving. Just beware.
The idea that illness is completely in our head is ridiculous. Thoughts do not cause cancer.
The main character.
Thank you Anita for sharing your experience and the knowledge you became aware of during your nde. Your book brings me back to when I was young and how happy I was because I loved myself tremendously and lived in the moment without worries. As adults we tend to forget to be that way. After this book I can remember to go back to that. It's a beautiful thing.
The story is written well. Anita's voice delivering it is very pleasant and soothing. But the best part is the message she delivers. We all need to hear this. Thank you Anita.