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.
This was a wonderful story and I loved hearing about Eben's experiences. There were a few times where I thought he jumped around too much in the telling of his story.
This book was made most enjoyable because it was read by the author. I could "feel" his enthusiasm and belief!
description of his experience
That God is in us all
Thank you to the author, you touched my life.
I enjoyed this audio book mostly because of the topic. I've always found stories about travelling to heaven to be fascinating. I enjoyed the author's scientific point of view and his attempts to "prove" his story.
Our pastor spoke about this book in one of his sermons, and suggested we read it, so we did. My husband and I listened to it separately, and he found it more interesting than I. I did enjoy it, but wish he had written more.
It was instructive that Alexander was pretty much a skeptic, and that his life truly changed after his experience. Of most importance to us was his incredible recovery from an illness which should have been fatal. The fact that brain function was so minimal for such a long time, 7 days, and the memories Alexander had from that week are incredible! His appeal is to the skeptic and the person needed scientific proof. For me, that is not necessary, and so I guess I wanted more details about his time and what he learned.
There is a realization Alexander has which is near the end of the book which is really awesome. If you want a book full of Scripture and specific discussions about how to better one's life here on earth, or a list of Christian only terms, it is not there. The author deepened his Christian faith as a result of his amazing week, but I think the desire was to reach many who are not of a particular belief. We are buying a copy for an agnostic brother for Christmas.
This is worth the read, and the author does an excellent job. I would have given this a 4.4 if possible.
Yes, it's hard to read while driving.
I liked the fact that as a scientist he provided all of the things that might have created his condition and experience, no matter how remote the chance, then went through each, step by step explaining why they couldn't have been the cause. It was very thorough.
Yes, I did. It is a powerful book and his description of his family living through the week and then having to make the 'big' decision at the end was very emotional.
Don't dismiss his experience just because you don't believe in an afterlife of some sort. Something happened to him that cannot just be dismissed.
The spirit of humanity is often not thought of as it is not science. I will read again to feel what message is being sent
Bible states we will be with HIM. Life is a journey not a destination
Being with God
the author discovering the larger picture of GOD
I believe him and what he has to say is comforting and makes sense. I can write nothing that would do it justice.
This was an excellent scientific look at life after death. I would highly recommend it for anyone in the medical or scientific field. It is very hard to dispute this experience.