What a marvelous testimony of family, faith and miracles. That the author is the narrator makes this personal account all the more real. His intelligence and his sincerity are clear.
My prayer is that those who believe will be encouraged, and those who don't believe as they listen to the first chapter, will believe as they listen to the last.
I would listen to it again because the story is so intriguing. Eben's miraculous recovery and life events proceeding made it difficult to stop listening.
Dr. Alexander's background as a neurosurgeon and how he couldn't explain the journey away with science.
No. However, I thought he did an excellent job narrating the book.
Yes. I would end up sitting in my car in the garage after I came home listening to the end of a chapter.
I wish it was longer . I would like to hear more from him .
I have listened to it 5 times already.
I had an NDE in 1971 and the issue is closed- it is factual .
But to have a formerly skeptical Neuro-surgeon experience this with no explanation for the severity of the meningitis
I felt Dr Alexanders narration was perfect and needed for the authenticity of the events
no one could have narrateed as perfectly as he did.
the fact that it happened to a doubting skeptic and now Eben is organizing and co operating with others devoted to exploring a quite "common" experience (Yes transformative NDE's are common but rarely spoken about)
I am excited about the potentials of research to bring about more details of the
processes a real "Science of Spirit"
The skeptics only argue personal non experience not science. the beliefs of reductionist materialist psuedo science is not science but simple dogma
All of the book had its various "moments" for variable reasons
but the redeeming qualities (non religious context) where an experience of light and color and consciousness allowed Eben to "become the "All' for a brief period.
the reminders that we are not essentially seperate from the Whole -the Creator .
I never once felt Dr Alexander indulged in religious views.
Anyone that has had transformations like this has to use some contextual language.
I had an experience much like this and I did not want to tell others because of the implications and possible lack of belief even by loved ones.
the final conclusions that
"All is well!"
this book moved me deeply and I read at least 35 books based on science and research per year minimum. I value science . but the science that is based on open research and open discussion and open views as well as the willingness to research and not condemn the condemnations dont do anything but show prejeudice.
If anything Dr Alexanders experience could not have happened to a more perfect person a skeptical neurosurgeon
it seems like a "setup " by many forces ... i wont define those forces or put names as most are too religious or boring. Suffice to say..those who know the experience will resonate and not like with MOST of the other books on NDE which are not as authentic and not to a person of such integrity and respect
Skeptics will face the moment one day.. we all have this experience or the other the result of our nihilisitc beleifs so careful with the skeptical attacks . you might have to emerge on day after death to your beliefs
Yes, I would listen again. I loved the authors NC accent and his calm and collected voice.
As a total non-believer in religion, I was not likely to find this compelling. But the fact that Alexander is a scientist and was basically a non-believer too, made it totally believable.
I have recommended this book to at least 4 people.
The writer/reader was very charismatic, interesting and engaging. I was multi-tasking while listening so it was worth-while. The ending was disappointing because I had so many questions, but, of course, this subject has no definitive answers.
Very interesting book. I'm glad I bought the audio version because I think it would have been a difficult read for me because of all the medical terms used by the author.
Captivating, inspiring, enlightening
The story kept your attention and was thought provoking. Enlightening as well.
I didn't want to stop once I started- though I did. But I found extra time to listen. In my car and at home.
The NDE experiencer being a neurosurgeon of acclaim is probably one in a million. I gave it four stars only because the autobiographical aspect of the book was a little too much of the body of the book, not a reason anyone would have bought this title. His unique perspective on his experience would have been better filler than the details of his family. All in all, if you are at all interested in this topic, you will not be disappointed. Hope there is a follow up after he has fully digested the event and pursued the topic of NDE in its fullest.
One of the best -- unlike me, l'll listen again and again; there's a lot to absorb.
Universal, unconditional love. Hey that's more than a tidbit!
Great gift book to people you care about.