I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
Yes, but not for the near-death experience itself. My guess is the publisher wanted to call it "proof of Heaven". The other seems both too humble and emotional for such a title. I would listen to it again because of the medical facts he Includes alongside the fact I think it was a story about actually being dead. Not being nearly dead.
No Christian television drama this guy gives an account without any threats. Unlike many stories featured there. For him a non-Christian at the time of his death he gives an account much like a memoir from the time he pass-out and cries out:God help me,« Which most people seem to say. Instead about talking too much about Heaven he gives space for his family and by doing so he painted a fuller picture. According to himself he was allowd to have a "deeper" experience. Personally, I do not think those experiencing this remember more than the creator wants them too.
This story is told by a doctor risking much more than say a pastor in the same shoes. This is a balanced story.
Two wards: Raw emotion
"With this I risk my medical carer."
If you are looking for a book filled with judgement for non-Christians this is not the one for you since it shows he loves athests with a good heart. A great gem for the entire family.
Some of Eben Alexander's experiences were truly heartwarming. It did get a little technical, and at times I was getting a little exasperated with the science detail, but overall, it was a great listen. I've always been interested in NDEs and was excited to listen to this one. It really didn't disappoint. It was slightly technical, and I think that was due to his effort to convince people based on his scientific knowledge. He was a non believer until it happened to him.
I don't think I would have read through all the technical details, but listening to them made it more palatable, and really did help with the overall story.
One of the best NDE books around. I found the narration to be very well done and the storyline very believable. I've read other NDE books that try to explain the experience scientifically, and they end up being dry and boring. This book was interesting from the start to the end. I won't say I couldn't put it down, but I always looked forward to getting back to listening to Ebon's encounter.
This book may not make me 100% certain that NDE’s are real, but it did bring me one step closer. I don't know if it's possible for a human being to really be 100% certain of anything. It’s just not in our nature.
Excellent book and well worth reading. I really enjoyed it.
It's interesting to me that there are so many rattled critics speaking out against this author. His story is fact based and full of sincerity. His desire to share his knowledge and experience is very real and I am grateful for his courage to speak out from a scientist's point of view knowing that his colleagues are probably not going to accept his account.
Although I usually prefer books in print, the audio edition narrated by the author revealed the emotion in his voice and perhaps surpassed anything that could have been lost in listening.
Many Lives, Many MastersDr. Brian Weiss
Eben Alexander as Eben Alexander, obviously.
When Eben recognized his sister as the beautiful girl with him on his journey.
Only someone reviewing the story as something other than fact could give this book less than 5 stars. I mean, who could discover factual proof of heaven for the first time and give it less than 5 stars?
The thought that this doctors/scientist who had a near-death experience and wanted to share it with the world and have no doubts about it and said soo many times it was as real as life. To me in my heart listening rather than reading and hearing the emotion in his voice it was so believable and soo full of hope. He explained it with so much colorful detail and emotion Ill admit made me cry a few times..
For me, my husband who lost his mother and believes there is nothing after this, I told him about this doctors experience and about his sister being his guide in the end, I know made him think about it and I know I saw a little hope in his eyes that all the pain she went through was not for nothing and made me wonder which one of her loved ones was waiting for her when she left us..
Im also a believer in meditation and practice it as much as I can since I was young, as I still am in my almost 33yrs of living. I've had some weird experiences with meditation and saw some beautiful things that sometimes I thought had to be a dream but I know it was more, it had to be. The doctor inspires me to keep on meditating, and reminds me that we are more than our bodies and that we are not alone.
I know my mind is full of crazyness and as he explained in lots of expressive words some of his experiences with his mind (who does'nt want to have an out of body experience,or float?) he had since he was a child and like him in my teen years in the 90's I experimented probably too much with my friends but dont regret any of it for I have many of my own amazing memories of my experences with what the mind can show you and do..
The doctors words of life,love and his experience reminded me to always keep an open mind and to Embrace the Unknown. Also while listening to his magical experience I was thinking of the bands who have had a big part in my life and still do with lyrics and melodys that helped me open up my mind when I was young and as needed to this day and forever will when I need a reminder that there is more..
This book has really opened my eyes to what is next.... I feel certain that there is more to life than the day to day here. I've always felt that death isn't then end. I've always felt I was being influenced by things other than my own conscience.
The most compelling part of this narrative is the level of detail the author was able to bring back with him. I really believe he was there and I really believe there is more than just this...
This was the first book by this author I have listened to.
I just loved the whole story. Whenever I get bogged down in my day to day live, I pause to think about this story. Suddenly, nothing seems like a crisis anymore.
I've started listening to the meditation items mentioned by the author in the hopes that I can have my mind opened up and see beyond the vail.
There needs to be different voices for each of the characters. it was just very boring with a monotone voice
Story worth contemplation.
The descriptions of what Eben Alexander felt or experienced were very detailed and left me feeling like I understood what he 'saw'.
Hearing the author's voice telling the story helps bring it to life.
I love listening to a good book read by a great narrator while driving or doing mundane tasks like housekeeping. Characters come alive!
Dr. Alexander's articulate account of his "journey to heaven" while in a coma for 7 days is a must read! Heaven, God and such inanimate things are impossible to describe with mere mortal words, but he does an excellent job of coming quite close. As a neurosurgeon he was a huge skeptic; but after his vividly-remembered experience, he has no doubt but that heaven exists. Well-written, but could have been read by a more seasoned narrator.