Details about the illness that caused Dr. Alexander's NDE.
The ability to comprehend a staggering amount of information in an instant while in heaven, and a relative inability to adequately describe the heavenly experinece in the terms felt while there.
Earthy and believable presentation.
Details about bacterial meningitis.
I did not expect to like this book. I was surprised to find that I liked it. A lot.
The book is well-written and well-read. It is thought-provoking, but it's also a good story in terms of his medical condition and what was happening around him while he had this experience. I found the author's voice to be pleasant, and the sound quality was very good. I found the author and the family members and friends he describes to be likable and interesting. Overall, this is one of the best books I have read in terms of holding my attention and keeping me listening despite all the distractions around me.
If you are wondering whether or not to buy the book - buy it. Don't get hung up on what is 'proof' and what is or isn't mentioned. This is a good book. It also happens to have a good message, whether you believe Dr. Alexander's experience was 'real' or not.
I really enjoyed listening to this very personal experience. Dr. Alexander's reading invokes emotions. What makes this so special is listening to the emotions in his voice as he reads his experiences. To be read with an open mind. Remember this is his personal experience and is not meant to validate anyone else's experiences.
Very well read, well explained. An amazing journey for a scientist that left this earth as a pure scientist and returned a spiritual man.
Although Eben read his own work very well and this seemed well written, I was incredibly disappointed
I enjoyed his descriptions of skydiving and also was very engaged with his descriptions of family pathos.
BUT, this book doesn't deliver as promised. I believe he believes. But this book is a jumble of Christian half truths and contains such things as: calling God Om, using mantras, channels and psychics, it is really more of a scientific explanation of new age type philosophy. Om or "God" appears to him in a dazzling black core. Noticeable absent: God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit.
If you are interested in this sort of thing, try Heaven is for Real or 90 Minutes in Heaven.
I'm afraid he is deceived, though sincere. Please don't be deceived as well.
The most ridiculous thing I have ever read. Shame on the publishers for printing this. I feel very sorry for Eben Alexander. But also happy that he has found some peace and comfort in his new fantasy.
His learned scientific analysis of his experience proved what many of us have believed most of our lives.
Life After Life, a book I read back in the 70's and mentioned in the book. So many people were skeptical then, but, since I'd experienced a near-death experience, during which I felt total peace and love, I believed!
Eben Alexander brought his obvious compelling need to share his experiences with the world with his own voice.
I loved it and wish my father, a non-believer who believed when you were dead you were done, could have discussed it with me before he died in 2008.
It was not the most entertaining, but it was very thought provoking. it triggered several intense conversations among my family and friends.
my husband died three years ago and i found this book and the whole story to be believable and comforting.
I live in a remote area of Alaska. I read and listen to audio books. I am single and live with 3 dogs and 2 cats. I have a horse. I am 73
I have listened to this audio again, but probably will not listen to it again. The book spends too much time on issues that are not related to his experience.
I might recommend it to someone that has interests in the subject, but this is not a book that would appeal to many.
I don't think the author brings much to this.
I didn't have much reaction to the book. More information about his experience in Heaven would make this more interesting.
I guess from the reviews I was expecting more, but felt after listening, there wasn't the "more" I was expecting.
nothing I haven't read before.