A book that deals with the topic of personal death has an eager audience. Many people yearn for a glimpse behind the veil, a glimpse that would seem to exist in a narrative such as Moorjani's, a narrative that captures the experience of near death.
Moorjani sets the stage for her NDE in meticulous detail, describing her religious, cultural, and family background as a transplanted resident of Hong Kong. Eventually, we arrive at the core of her story, her near death and her experience on the other side.
Anyone who has stood at the deathbed of a loved one welcomes with great joy her description of the release from pain, the happiness at being welcomed by departed loved ones, the feeling of basking in an overwhelming love that knows no bounds, makes no demands. At some point during her description of this experience, she begins to get bogged down in the repetitiveness that plagues her writing, and we grow just a little tired of the constant references to "unconditional love and acceptance" and the "irrelevance of time". Still, her story is sufficiently compelling to carry us along, and her description of her re-entry into the world of the living is an illuminating comment on the limitations of our human grasp of life.
Things really start to break down when she begins to lecture the listener/reader on the insights that she has gained from her experience. Her constant references to the oneness of the cosmos and the universe, our magnificence, our importance as little colourful threads in an enormous tapestry are worthwhile concepts but they rapidly become tiresome repeats of a sermon we've heard and heard and heard. By the time Moorjani finally gets around to winding up her book, her comments have become annoying.
Her story is worthwhile; her recording of it could have used some serious editing.
I'm so grateful for hearing Anita's NDE. It has changed my life.
It's Anita's real life story
No and I've listened to it over and over again
The narrator, Anita. She is incredible! She has her own mind, sensitivity towards others, and a heart of gold.
I listened to this a few months ago. It is encouraging, loving, and brings a feeling of peace to life- and to the afterlife. What a beautiful book!
Moorjani's description of time or lack of time during her near-death-experience.
She read too slowly and her voice was slightly monotone.
Yes, a movie starring Sarita Choudhury.
This book was too short. I wish Moorjani would have dug a little deeper into her self hate thoughts.
You will not be disappointed if you get this book. I was drawn into the story immediately and it just kept getting better and better as I continued on. Anita narrates the story in such a way that you feel like she is telling it to you personally. I thoroughly enjoyed the message she had to share, and the insights. I am on my second listen because I want to absorb every word. This book will answer your questions, and for me it brought peace to my heart and soul. Thank-You for this fantastic book!
Anita's life story is pretty exceptional. She is able to thoughtfully articulate an almost inexplicable experience as well as being able to share the knowledge she gained from it all. Having survived cancer myself and growing up in similar circumstances as Anita I felt myself compelled to listen to her story. Her clarity has helped me gain my own clarity and helped transform me even more than ever before. That said this is a great book for us all with a message that reigns ever to true and clear. I don't want to give anything away as I think this book can be a great individual experience!
I recommand this book to everyone! This book will change your life as it did for me, I am sure! It is an amazing story.
All of it I think. It is an all over touching book, I could not pin point one moment right now.
Go for that one, you won't regret it!
Karen of Northern Michigan
What an amazing journey Anita Moorjani takes us through in this book. When you finish listening, you'll feel like she's a personal friend and will feel miracle's really do still happen.
The audible book is narrated by Anita, who has a beautiful accent. Sometimes accents can be hard to understand, but I had no problem understanding anything she said. Beautiful story.. Highly recommended, especially to those who feel our bodies do have the power to heal themselves.