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Proof of Heaven Audiobook

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

A Harvard-trained neurosurgeon's minute-by-minute account of his own near-death experience - and what he discovered in the heavenly realm beyond life.

On November 10, 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander was driven into coma by a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. Seven days later, he awakened with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm that were more real than this earthly one - memories that included meeting a deceased birth sister he had never known existed.

Dr. Alexander deployed all his knowledge as a scientist to find out whether his mind could have played a trick on him. In its shutdown state, there was no way it could have functioned at all. That left only one conclusion: that we are conscious in spite of our brains - that, in fact, consciousness is at the root of all existence.

The evidence supporting Dr. Alexander's experience transformed him into a believer in God's unconditional love and brought reconciliation to his family - and will upend our ideas about human consciousness and spirituality.

©2012 Eben Alexander (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

What the Critics Say

"Dr. Eben Alexander's near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. In my opinion, Dr Alexander is living proof of an afterlife." (Raymond Moody, MD, PhD, author of Life Beyond Life)

"Eben Alexander brings a unique perspective to the sacred world combining a glorious, personal vision of spiritual consciousness with patient, insightful scientific inquiry. Proof of Heaven is a compelling story of what may lie ahead for all of us in the life beyond this one. We have nothing to fear." (Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, author of The Scalpel and the Soul and Zen Mind, Zen Horse)

"I can highly recommend this important book that has the potential to break many scientific taboos." (Dr. Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, author of Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience)

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    C. Winicour Chicago, IL 04-10-13
    C. Winicour Chicago, IL 04-10-13 Member Since 2010

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    This book has a beauty about it that is undeniable and it gave me a sense of calm about the end of life. From a writing standpoint, it felt like it needed a stronger editor to bring it to life and help us feel more deeply connected with the experience of the author. He would graze over subjects that sounded fascinating and then skip right over them. That aspect seemed lazy from an editorial standpoint and I found it aggravating, but only because I was enjoying the book as much as I was and didn't want to feel cheated out of an ounce of its goodness.

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    catherine United States 04-10-13
    catherine United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "awesome!!!!!"
    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    yes, because Eben clearly explains all medical terms and his ideas. The description he gives of flying over land , the overwhelming feeling of love and seeing faces he knew but could not remember at the time all described what so many of my patients had described prior to death, or surviving it. I found it so reassuring that the things i had learned from years of nursing were not from my imagination.


    What other book might you compare Proof of Heaven to and why?

    somewhat different from the other NDE books out there


    Which character – as performed by Eben Alexander – was your favorite?

    Eben


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    great book and if you have questions as to what will it be like when you die, what am i here for ect.... you must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Martin Ft Worth, TX 04-01-13
    T. Martin Ft Worth, TX 04-01-13

    From Fort Worth, Texas. Avid reader. Especially love Hebrew roots!

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    "Too New-Agey For Me!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Pretty hard listening. Slow story, etc.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eben Alexander again?

    no.


    What three words best describe Eben Alexander’s performance?

    Too slow, not enough excitement.


    What character would you cut from Proof of Heaven?

    Nom. LOL


    Any additional comments?

    It's just too new agey for me and too vague.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda West Bentonville,AR,USA 03-04-13
    Linda West Bentonville,AR,USA 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Challenges Convention"

    Mostly enjoyed this book as it called on emotions and challenged preconceived ideas or long-held truths. While I may not agree with this author's perspective in whole, I enjoy being challenged as to my beliefs and why I hold them.
    A bit longwinded at times, but worth pursuing to the end.

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    CrazyBird 02-21-13
    CrazyBird 02-21-13

    I am a retired Histology Technician. My time is spent caring for my grandchildren, my dog, cat, and blue & gold macaw.

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    "...And behind door number three...IS...."

    The doctor's story is interesting and well enough presented that I listened to the book in toto. But, like books on the existence of alien life on earth, it is lacking in proof. We journey with the doctor through a life and death illness and are presented with his trip into the nether world; however, we are left feeling.... " Like, ok man...Where's the beef ? " I'll try not be too hard on the doc. I like the guy. He is being honest in his presentation and loving in his wish to convey a beautiful story. Very few of the living have seen past the door he was able to pass through. My real problem is with the book's title. His, while in a coma journey, is proof to him of a life after death, but not to anyone else. Believers will enjoy his story, nonbelievers may enjoy it, but I am afraid it is not proof of heaven or a conversion tale. The doctor's reason for writing the book is generous and I believe his story. I believe in heaven too. I just wish the book had another name.

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    Marie HYDE PARK, MA, United States 02-21-13
    Marie HYDE PARK, MA, United States 02-21-13
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    "Audible book more interesting"
    What made the experience of listening to Proof of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the authors genuine belief of what happened to him. Coming from a man of science, admitting miracles do happen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Proof of Heaven?

    When he went to church after his illness and he was overwhelmed with emotions.


    What does Eben Alexander bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emotion, feelings and a true belief.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This strengthened my faith. I had chills many times while listening .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory waynesville, OH, United States 02-20-13
    Gregory waynesville, OH, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Very interesting"

    I found this well worth the time but was much more touched by "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo. Both are very worthwhile books for Christians and non believers as well.

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    Would you try another book from Eben Alexander and/or Eben Alexander?

    No.


    Would you recommend Proof of Heaven to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe the story, but not the reader.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eben Alexander’s performances?

    NO.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Would completely depend on who directed it and who stared in it.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Alexander's near-death experience was not any more remarkable than others I've read. It was a fairly interesting story made mundane, almost painful, by his own narration of it. Stick to writing, forget reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Diviner WA 02-19-13
    J. Diviner WA 02-19-13 Member Since 2015

    Professional person, will enjoy any kind of literature providing it demonstrates creativity and high quality.

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    "The proof is in he Logic"
    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I did enjoy listening to this book. It is well written and beautifully narrated. I am one of those skeptics when it comes to accepting the so called spiritual world but I am also open minded and this is why I listened to this book.
    Unfortunately the outcome is always a sense of disappointment since in this case as in all other books written before it, it only served to reinforce what I, and so many others already know namely, belief systems and formal logic are mutually exclusive. In other words, any attempt to explain a belief and still comply with the strict rules of logic, is doomed to failure. In the end you either believe it or not.


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    Douglas United States 02-16-13
    Douglas United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2015

    Urgyen Menla

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    "Takes Forever to start. Whispersync gets an "F""

    This story takes forever to start, and the meat of it is information I've heard before much better presented.

    This was my first time testing Whispersync. It turned out to be impossible. Audible/Amazon needs to take lessons from Apple on userfriendliness. I'm computer wise, and I couldn't figure out how to use this feature.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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