I consume a lot of audiobooks and realized I'd only been reviewing books that I felt were worth the commentary, and had been ignoring the ones I'm kind of embarrassed about.
Which is a disservice to other members who, like me, often rely on reviews to help me decide what to download.
In my younger years I was fascinated with NDE's, and a recent experience a friend told me about made me want to revisit the literature to see what was new. Alexander's account looked promising, so I downloaded it on a whim.
It's interesting enough, but nothing distinguishes it from other NDE's--his claim that his brain was dead has been refuted and the truth is, he could have experienced everything during his reboot when he came out of his coma. And the fact that he calls himself a neuroscientist throughout the book (surgeons and scientists are two very different things in my mind) also put me off. There is nothing in this book that remotely "proves" there is an afterlife.
So while I would love to believe his account and hope it's true, I can't recommend this book to anyone who is seriously searching for answers.
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.
I haven't read the print version but think I might like to have it.
He seemed very honest in describing his experience and feelings.
I find myself disrespectful of most organized religions but I found great honesty, comfort and hope here.
Just a goodolelady,reading and listening to books now as reading is getting harder.
Sure. It's good to hear the perspective of a near death experience.
the confirmation of where his mind went and that we are a consciencousness beyond this world.
the fact that he read it and believed in his experience and miracle or recouperating is compelling.
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I would listen to this book again because it gave me a sense of peace
when Eben realized the identity of the girl on the butterfly's wing
I could hear his belief in his voice
Provided time to reflect our our understanding of human consciousness
The analysis of the author's near death experience
He made the story much more believable
He starts out a little dry and if you have no medical background you may get a little lost but stick through that first part. It will end shortly.
The really thought provoking moment comes toward the end and when it can all be wrapped up. The revelation at the end will you give you pause, especially if you have ever encountered and kind of NDE or if you have only just encountered 'an out of body' experience. If neither of those apply, the you may want to read this for some answers to those unanswered questions in the back your mind.
Since the loss of my 'heart parent' - my father, I am always looking for different verifications that death as we know it, is certainly not The End. This was a comfort to me to read this and to see what so may others have also said in the past. Although I wish no ill on others, it would be well interpreted by those who are in the medical field when these kinds of experiences occur. When the Right brain meets the Left brain, both brains are better together, correct?
I glad you wrote this account Eben. May more people realize and acknowledge that there is something greater to be had.
I listen to the whole book at least three timesAnd certain parts of it even more.
Mechanically Dr. Alexander did an excellent job of crossing his T's and dotting his eyes with the book. But certainly the most compelling part of the book was the subject matter. His story was beautifully told and left me with little doubt concerning his experience. Thank you Eben for daring to share your story. This book definitely deserves a spot on your night table.
The story you're dying to see.
Don't pass this one up.
While I enjoyed Eben Alexander's account of his near death experience I was left wanting to know more of his time away from his body. he mentions God gave told him many secrets and knowledge but he didnt give us readers much more then "God is love"
but....maybe that is all we need to know.
im still touched by his account of his personal doubts and skepticism before his NDE. He is also a decent narrator for his first attempt
If you like books that looks at unearthly concepts from a scientific view point or in this case from a scientific mind then this is one book you will love. This book describes the actual experience along with all of the science that tried to disprove it but couldn't. This is the type of book that can sway people who are on our close to the fence about things beyond this world