This book was a scientific review of the author's illness. It was boring and unemotional. If the intent was to share the promise of Heaven and a wonderful, loving God, he missed the mark.
Sure, it's an interesting first person account of an afterlife experience.
I don't have one
His voice telling his own story.
This is a book that is the telling of by a doctor his personal experience(s) of near-death following brain damage.
The audiobook is read by the author, Eben Alexander, which I suppose lends more credence to the events he describes. Although an interesting conveyance of these events, I think you need to stretch your imagination a bit to stay with him.
Lots of hype, which is why I bought the book. But, I think the human phenom of wanting to know the answers to what happens after death is the reason for the book popularity. Everybody wants to know.
This is one man’s experience. I still wonder if my experience would be the same. Hope not to find out, at least anytime soon.
Awesome, inspiring, life changing
When Dr. Alexander realized that the angel was his deceased sister whom he had never met in this lifetime.
No, I savored it and doled it out because I didn't want it to end.
It would be impossible to read this book and not be in awe of the experiences and miracles within.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
Well written, scientific, an excellent listen for anyone but especially those who are analytical thinkers. Jennifer
I loved his description of how our brains work. His experience is so well documented. I am grateful that Dr. Alexander wrote this and told how other people who have had this experience weren't believed even by Dr.'s like himself. Hopefully being in the profession, a few more Docs will start to listen to those who have been lucky enough to glimpse paradise but then had to return to finish the job! And Spread the word, that this is not-all there is.
Yes I would. It was entertaining and uplifting.
He described what he went thru very thoroughly.
That he seemed honest and seemed to really believe what he was telling the reader.
This book has a beauty about it that is undeniable and it gave me a sense of calm about the end of life. From a writing standpoint, it felt like it needed a stronger editor to bring it to life and help us feel more deeply connected with the experience of the author. He would graze over subjects that sounded fascinating and then skip right over them. That aspect seemed lazy from an editorial standpoint and I found it aggravating, but only because I was enjoying the book as much as I was and didn't want to feel cheated out of an ounce of its goodness.
yes, because Eben clearly explains all medical terms and his ideas. The description he gives of flying over land , the overwhelming feeling of love and seeing faces he knew but could not remember at the time all described what so many of my patients had described prior to death, or surviving it. I found it so reassuring that the things i had learned from years of nursing were not from my imagination.
somewhat different from the other NDE books out there
great book and if you have questions as to what will it be like when you die, what am i here for ect.... you must read.
From Fort Worth, Texas. Avid reader. Especially love Hebrew roots!
Pretty hard listening. Slow story, etc.
Too slow, not enough excitement.
It's just too new agey for me and too vague.