if you're happy and you know it....
I wasn't sure what I was expecting from this. I was immediately fascinated that this happened to and was written by a neurosurgeon. I appreciated his candor. But, I don't know that what he described necessarily should've been called "heaven'---rather, perhaps, "Afterlife.". It is a description I believe can reach a broader and more agnostic/questioning audience, as well as the medical community itself. Having said all that that I still believe his perspective is and will be groundbreaking for future near death-experience-"ees".
From a scientific basis and first hand experience, Eben Alexander does a good job explaining the connection many people have been making seemingly more and more lately of quantum physics and spirituality, as well as their connections to the originations of all faiths. If i could meet Dr. Alexander I would be compelled to see if he was interested in ayahuasca, DMT, or sensory deprivation to compare his experiences. It's further noble of him to express what most people who have experienced deeper realities have realized, that words are far more limited than we realize in communicating our experiences. His end message is a noble cause that with his background in science and personal experience should convince at least a good number of people who haven't yet seen the deeper truths of reality that the likes of Jesus, Buddha, and Einstein all refer to.
very interested in subject but felt author rambled on and on that I lost my interest. Wanted to give it a chance but after several attempts, I had had it!
His adventurers into heaven are so real . I've listened to The Map of Heaven the most .I believe authors who read their on books is t best. I hope He rights and reads some more.
I just finished this remarkable book and have to say it genuinely fascinated me from beginning to end. I have been on a journey studying experiences of NDEs, reincarnation, and other stories of spiritual and psychic enlightenment. This book far surpassed my expectations because of its wonderfully personal and human portrayals. Looking forward to reading Dr Alexander's other books.
I loved it, and it helped reinforce my beliefs. One of my favorite moments was the picture in the mail and Eben's realization it was his sister. I have always wondered how we would know someone in Heaven if we went in our spirit leaving the body behind. Thank you
Yes!!! I highly recommend this audiobook!! This book is awesome!! It explains so much of what I witnessed just days before my dad passed away! Thank you, Dr. Alexander for sharing your story!!!!
When I came out of coma, I had memories of s surreal, but not really surreal experience. My family thought I was nuts, but it seemed real and connected cry much to God. The communication between God and myself was seamless. It was like I was on a narrated journey in which I was a on a Farrus wheel observing the worlds. I saw my world of ease, and I saw the suffering of others in poor countries. Overall, I could understand the love of God.
I only have two minor things that I could possibly ask for; a little less repetition, and a little more story around the afterlife experience. To be honest these really aren't fair criticisms. The repetition admittedly helps drive many important learning points home, and don't we all want to hear as much detail as we can about what it's really like on the other side?
I bought the digital book, then got even more out of this unabridged audio version. I'm downloading his next book now. Thank you, Eben, for sharing this with us.