Yes, I would listen again because it is very informative. It kept me on the edge of my seat to get to end of the book.
His son because of his strong belief in his father's recovery.
Yes, his communication with God and how he described it.
This book left me wanting to know more.
In this moving autobiographical account, Dr Alexander chronicles an astonishing experience that transformed him from a hard-core materialist, believing (or rather assuming) that all thought and consciousness was solely a function of brain activity, into a crusader for an understanding of consciousness transcending our physical being. From a scientific perspective, Dr. Alexander's account is probably the most credible we have had yet--he is an experienced neuro-surgeon and it is at considerable professional risk that he has gone public with his account. He goes to some lengths to consider possible brain related sources for his experience and ultimately rejects them all based on his careful examination of his medical records kept during the course of his illness in which his higher brain functions were completely shut down.
Whether one agrees with his conclusions as to the ultimate significance of his experience, those who dismiss any such account as necessarily being the product of a distressed brain would do well to at least study his case. Unfortunately, when I have recommended this book to such individuals, once they know its premise they reject reading it out-of-hand. Indeed, Dr. Alexander confesses that this would have been his own reaction prior to his experience--hence his determination to reach out to those in the medical and scientific communities in the hope that they will take such experiences more seriously.
This book is written for the general audience and thus may be somewhat lacking in the gravitas necessary to make any impression on those communities. Still, perhaps none of us should be too confident that our understanding of the world--or even our way of understanding it (such as through the scientific method)--is fool-proof when it comes to understanding ultimate reality.
I am a Physics and Engineering student.
You would think by the title the author does not really mean he has proof and that it is just a catchy title. However, he does actually feel that he does have proof. I wasn't convince, not totally anyway. I have trouble believing in an afterlife, but I want to. So, I look for stories like his to try and convince myself. I am somewhat more convinced, I guess.
There is a lot of unnecessary information in this book, at least I thought so, and not enough of the information I was looking for. The book flowed very well and was not at all boring for me even with the unnecessary things.
I do not regret buying this book or spending the time to listen to it. I would recommend this book, but don't expect to have a detailed description of what this man claims heaven is like. It is more of a, "I died, went to heaven and can prove it," type of book.
It is read by the author. When there were emotional times in his story, you knew it. It was not done by an actor.
The detail he gave was outstanding.
When his son went to the hospital. The decision was about to be made to "pull the plug"
Interesting twists involved.
In depth description, inclusion of details.
The overview of a happy open area where people and DOGS played.
As I grieve the recent loss of my beloved dog, I was thrilled and comforted when the author said there were dogs "up" there. Also mentions of multiple universes, etc. I appreciate astral sciences. But most of all I appreciated the confirmation of our loving God. I knew it anyway but love to hear of HIM, our Creator.
I was somewhat perplexed as other was no mention of Jesus Christ, the son of God who bridges the gap between us and God, the Father. But I do believe that they are one, Father, Son, and Spirit. So I am not misled, just curious.
Yes, the author has done a good job of laying out the events and her thoughts in an accessible and compelling way that still allows readers to form their own opinions.
Dr. Eben Alexander colorfully shares with us his unique experience using both his left and right brain. He skillfully tries to share his experience as a scientist and convey logical data regarding the human brain. There is also a delightful personal narration of his life story with sincere feelings and narration of his emotional states.
The honest conclusion of his narration applies to all people: we all need to try to become better in this life and develop our emotions of love, compassion, integrity and sincerity.
Thank you Dr, Alexander for sharing your experience and feelings with us.
Maybe in a few years. It's powerful enough to give me something to think about for a long time. I don't need to hear it again.
This may be a controversial subject, but the author really is compelling.
His depiction of the afterlife. When he meets the sister in Heaven that he never met while living on earth.
That he wanted to meet his biological parents and siblings and that he cared so deeply for them.
Really enjoyed it.
Yes. I'm always looking to better understand the unavoidable fate that awaits us all. I like the concept of heaven, and find a book like this somewhat reassuring and comforting.
When Eben saw a picture of his previously unknown , deceased sister... whom he unknowingly met, as his guide in heaven.
I always like when an author reads his/her own book... I feel a closer connection to the author.
Yes, but I always listen on my commute to/from work.
Great book... really enjoyed it.
The fact that it tackles the question which everyone who has ever lived, deals with.The question 'what is after death?' This is a well done true story about a man who has dealt with other people's fear of death on a daily basis and what happens when he is faced with death. Having a first hand narrator helps to not only 'hear' the story but to feel it also.
I haven't wanted to read other Near Death Experience books, but when I saw it was a Neuro-surgeon, it really got my attention. Credibility is a big issue for me.
He comes across as being very sincere and genuine.
When he talked about his mother ,( I don't want to give away any of the story ) it was hard not to feel the tears.
This will grab your attention for more than just the time you put into reading it. Real life is real life, no matter how many scoffers there are out there.They certainly need to read the whole book before making rash judgments. One of the top books I have listened to on Audible. Thank-you Audible. And thank-you Eben Alexander.