loved it and will listen to the audiobook many more times in order to understand his journey...which hopefully is everybody's journey when our time to gocomes.
Ok book but wanted to know more about his experience than his childhood or his family. Still a good listen but not what I wanted to hear. Would not I say ok overall.
This book is magical and beautiful and inspiring! Thank you to the author for putting this story into the world!
Informative, gives one much to think about and research.
The dire circumstances both he and his loved ones were facing.
The ending poem he read.
I have read this book twice. First when it was new. Then I had forgotten I heard it before and purchased it again last month.
I wish I could personally thank this writer for sharing his story!
This REAL story has touched me beyond words.
I have been to another realm - I did not realize, at that time, everything it meant- This book helped me understand more ...
& left me hungry for more knowledge ...
In the top 3.
I haven't read anything else like this in the past.
Since Eben does the reading himself, it adds that extra element of authenticity that you can't get from the book. The way he describes his experience can't be matched from reading words off a page.
A reminder of how powerful an effect faith can have.
This is an amazing book - for both the religious and non-religious folk. Eben had his hands full trying to remove himself from religion when he wrote this book, but I think he has done an excellent job.
This book will make you reassess how you are living your life, showing how quickly it can change. It also makes you think about your purpose in life, making you ask if something is missing from your life.
My only complaint is with the last 6 or so chapters where Eben gets way to scientific and doesn't put it into layman's terms very well. I understand why he has done this (for the nay-sayers), but it really needs to be simplified for the average reader. If it wasn't for that, I'd have given it 5/5 stars.
Beyond my expectations. Memorable moment walking up to alter in church I know God and Met God. Excellent narration. Thank you for writing this book to help other people understand The Creator Is Very Real.
The author's desire to pass on to man his knowledge and assurance that heaven was real and there was an afterlife was very believable. This definitely was the purpose of the book and it will give comfort to those who are not sure. His experience though still leaves open questions.
Maybe....I am not sure he has more to impart. This book seems to have told the story in enough detail I doubt if he will write another.
The point when he realizes the girl on the butterfly was his sister.
Too detailed to keep up focus for a one sitting book.
I think the author tries to rationalize something that man has tried to do for eons....an afterlife. I have read many books on NDE and his attempt to put it in scientific terms somewhat turned me off; not to his story but to his trying to apply humanistic principles to it. It is what it is. I know he is a scientist and his brain is trained to analyze everything that comes his way but adding dimensions to consciousness is probably a way to put reality in the discussion did not reconcile with my simple faith and hope.The fact that he did not actually see God, or whatever he calls Him, gets me to thinking that he may have been in what we Catholics call Purgatory. Some theory's of Hell is the absence of God, whereas Purgatory is not quite the absence but not quite his presence. Him being an Episcopalian I would have thought it may have entered into his thoughts. I still have an hour left so it may have. What he termed as the gateway may be Purgatory. All in all I liked the book.
Love the story, well written, very encouraging and give us hope, he is just the perfect one to be there for that long and come back to tell story. I like that he compares with science as well.