The thought that this doctors/scientist who had a near-death experience and wanted to share it with the world and have no doubts about it and said soo many times it was as real as life. To me in my heart listening rather than reading and hearing the emotion in his voice it was so believable and soo full of hope. He explained it with so much colorful detail and emotion Ill admit made me cry a few times..
For me, my husband who lost his mother and believes there is nothing after this, I told him about this doctors experience and about his sister being his guide in the end, I know made him think about it and I know I saw a little hope in his eyes that all the pain she went through was not for nothing and made me wonder which one of her loved ones was waiting for her when she left us..
Im also a believer in meditation and practice it as much as I can since I was young, as I still am in my almost 33yrs of living. I've had some weird experiences with meditation and saw some beautiful things that sometimes I thought had to be a dream but I know it was more, it had to be. The doctor inspires me to keep on meditating, and reminds me that we are more than our bodies and that we are not alone.
I know my mind is full of crazyness and as he explained in lots of expressive words some of his experiences with his mind (who does'nt want to have an out of body experience,or float?) he had since he was a child and like him in my teen years in the 90's I experimented probably too much with my friends but dont regret any of it for I have many of my own amazing memories of my experences with what the mind can show you and do..
The doctors words of life,love and his experience reminded me to always keep an open mind and to Embrace the Unknown. Also while listening to his magical experience I was thinking of the bands who have had a big part in my life and still do with lyrics and melodys that helped me open up my mind when I was young and as needed to this day and forever will when I need a reminder that there is more..
This book has really opened my eyes to what is next.... I feel certain that there is more to life than the day to day here. I've always felt that death isn't then end. I've always felt I was being influenced by things other than my own conscience.
The most compelling part of this narrative is the level of detail the author was able to bring back with him. I really believe he was there and I really believe there is more than just this...
This was the first book by this author I have listened to.
I just loved the whole story. Whenever I get bogged down in my day to day live, I pause to think about this story. Suddenly, nothing seems like a crisis anymore.
I've started listening to the meditation items mentioned by the author in the hopes that I can have my mind opened up and see beyond the vail.
Story worth contemplation.
The descriptions of what Eben Alexander felt or experienced were very detailed and left me feeling like I understood what he 'saw'.
Hearing the author's voice telling the story helps bring it to life.
I love listening to a good book read by a great narrator while driving or doing mundane tasks like housekeeping. Characters come alive!
Dr. Alexander's articulate account of his "journey to heaven" while in a coma for 7 days is a must read! Heaven, God and such inanimate things are impossible to describe with mere mortal words, but he does an excellent job of coming quite close. As a neurosurgeon he was a huge skeptic; but after his vividly-remembered experience, he has no doubt but that heaven exists. Well-written, but could have been read by a more seasoned narrator.
Say something about yourself!
This is a powerful book written by a highly intelligent and factual man. It is a compelling telling of events experienced by him. No matter what you believe this is a powerful story, shared with us by a man that as far as I can tell has no reason to give false information. I am grateful he shared this with the public.
I don't think there are truly descriptive words for these experiences and they do not translate in words entirely well.
I don't have rigid beliefs about heaven. My main concern is that it will be confusing....I really don't want to be confused after death.
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.