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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife | [Eben Alexander]

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

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.
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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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    Christian Chicago, IL, United States 01-02-13
    Christian Chicago, IL, United States 01-02-13
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    "Great to hear experience in persons own voice!"
    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    maybe to get details i missed.... Great to hear experience in authors own voice!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it was what the author experienced.


    Have you listened to any of Eben Alexander’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    n/a


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

    bittersweet since i've lost a close loved one. Good to know where they might be.


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    Jack United States 01-02-13
    Jack United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Unconscious consciousness."
    If you could sum up Proof of Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    The perfect coma.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    A neurosurgeon presents a convincing case for consciousness in the afterlife.


    Have you listened to any of Eben Alexander’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but well written and a good audio performance. I couldn't stop listening.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    A brain expert turned guinea pig makes for a fascinating and highly credible witness.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a story that is extremly hard to refute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pnette 12-31-12
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    "NDE from a neurosurgeon"
    What did you love best about Proof of Heaven?

    It was interesting to hear his point of view as a doctor.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Just one more proof of the existance of God and heaven.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    William DALLAS, TX, United States 12-28-12
    William DALLAS, TX, United States 12-28-12 Member Since 2011

    William Flagg Magee, Author of "The Elephant Hunter"

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    "A verifyable truth."
    If you could sum up Proof of Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    I have had an NDE and an out of body experience involving two horses, full brothers. One spooked and swing a 3" pipe (hitching pole" that broke out of the railroad ties holding it. That was one. I experienced peace and love beyond my ability to describe.
    The out of body experience occurred approximately six weeks later as I rode a full brother to the horse that whanged me with the pipe.The author retelling his friend's story about his dying mother having a conversation with her mother who had been dead 65 years, brought back an example I witnessed happening to my own mother. My mother was dying. It was maybe 1AM when I walked into the Hospice room. She could not see me because of the light behind my back, but she could see her friends. Friends waiting for her to cross over to their side. I knew what was going on as she scanned the far wall of her room. Every few seconds she would stop, look and a magnificent smile would cross light her face. Accessing the benevolent powers of the universe is indeed possible. One small sentence I have read hundreds of times, "That we (Psychiatrists) are not well equipped to apply the powers of good that lie outside our synthetic knowledge". (Alcoholics Anonymous pg xxvii).I have applies my synthetic knowledge to access these powers, as God would have me do.Off to Amazon and Hemi Sync..
    Bill Magee,Dallas, TX


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    Amazon Customer DENVER, CO, United States 12-28-12
    Amazon Customer DENVER, CO, United States 12-28-12
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    "In His Own Words"
    What did you love best about Proof of Heaven?

    I don't know that I would have had the same reactions to the book if I read it. The author narrates the book, and there is magic in the narration. Because he is telling his own story, in his own words, the story becomes so real,so believable, and so poignant. After listening to audiobook, you KNOW this happened.


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    Phyllis S. Mike Bristol, CT USA 12-27-12
    Phyllis S. Mike Bristol, CT USA 12-27-12 Member Since 2012

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    "I think I expected too much."

    This isn't a bad book, it just didn't prove to me that heaven really exists. I thought it was just another story about a near-death experience, but as I already said, I think I was expecting too much. I was hoping to have my faith restored and this isn't the book to do it.

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    Pink lady 12-26-12
    Pink lady 12-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow"
    Would you listen to Proof of Heaven again? Why?

    I will listen to this again just to re-capture the feeling the author explained about his experience.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I liked it when he could explain away the other surgeon's reasons for what happened to him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked his description of going in and out of different levels of heaven.


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

    Gave me goose bumps and of course cried at different parts.


    Any additional comments?

    Was nice that it was read by the author for effect, but thought there could have been a little more emotion in the reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Humphreys Montana, USA 12-24-12
    Martha Humphreys Montana, USA 12-24-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Amazing memoir on the spirit from a scientist"

    Another in the list of there really IS something beyond death...noteworthy because of the author's education and experience in dealing with the transition from life to after-life.
    Believers will be comforted, non-believers will seek to discredit the author's account and/or experience and conclusions. A gentle listen on a fascinating subject.

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    Dr. Barbara Toner Covington, Georgia 12-24-12
    Dr. Barbara Toner Covington, Georgia 12-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An Open Door to Heaven"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely; in fact I have recommended it to at least 50 people.


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

    All of Dr. Weiss's books and to many of
    Deepak Chopra's.


    Have you listened to any of Eben Alexander’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to any of his other works.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Now We Kmow!


    Any additional comments?

    Dr. Alexander has been given a formidible task to accomplish and he is doing it beautifully. I am very grateful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. J. GALE Seattle, WA USA 12-24-12
    E. J. GALE Seattle, WA USA 12-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Highly credible and personal account."
    If you could sum up Proof of Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    Refreshing scientific viewpoint.


    What about Eben Alexander’s performance did you like?

    I actually appreciated that it wasn't a "performance." It was a reading of the book, by the author (a Doctor), with expected normal emotion (minor welling up in the voice a couple of times). It was so very credible from his point of view, let alone from his experience.I'm an engineer. I appreciate truth and facts. I dismiss most accounts of improbable events the moment I sense either some author-motivated personal gain or simpler explanation. Neither were present in this account - in fact, just the opposite. I wanted the clearest, most objective, most accountable peek into what we cannot measure (without actually experiencing it myself). For me, this is it, in spades.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life, Part 2.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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