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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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    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 01-05-13
    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 01-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    but you must experience this book for yourself and make up your own mind. The story and background alone are deserving of a read. I found it fascinating.

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    Amazon Customer Alabama USA 01-04-13
    Amazon Customer Alabama USA 01-04-13 Member Since 2010

    I am a registered nurse and own an independent clinical research site in Ozark, AL. I love Audible! Also writing short novels as hobby.

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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It's OK............expected it to be better............saw the author's interveiw on FOX, but a little disappointed.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Experience was interesting...........his survival was a miracle.........God must have had reasons to bring him back.


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

    NO


    Could you see Proof of Heaven being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Maybe a movie


    Any additional comments?

    A little academic...........

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    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 01-04-13
    Crystal Shreveport, LA United States 01-04-13 Member Since 2015

    "I listen to learn"!

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    "Interesting Listen"

    I always appreciate the reading by the author so thats a plus. Not exactly what i expected but it was a good book. i got lost in it alittle but i looked at a few of his interviews and then it all made sense. Pretty good read if this subject interests you, I didn't return it.

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    Amazon Customer Trumbull, CT USA 01-03-13
    Amazon Customer Trumbull, CT USA 01-03-13

    Award Winning artist and muse coaching artistic and creative minded people to develop viable business with my Empathic and medium ship skill

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    "Powerful to hear a brain surgeon write about NDE's"
    Any additional comments?

    This book touches your heart in many ways. I laughed but I cried more. The author and reader of this book works VERY WELL. The story gets so difficult for him to tell you can tell he is having a very rough go at writing and reading about meeting his biological parents. He is barely makes it without tears, just at that part, you can hear it In his voice. I had to stop the book and allow my own compassion to be expressed so I could continue listening.
    This is one of the best autobiographies about the NDE experience because it is written by a scientist formally a non believer.
    I recommend this book with the wholeness of my soul. I will listen to this book over and over. It is that good.

    Another book with great appeal is "Does the Soul Survive?" by Rabbi Eli Kaplan Spitz.

    You will not regret either purchase.

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    Kathleen cobb, ca, United States 01-02-13
    Kathleen cobb, ca, United States 01-02-13
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    "heaven"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    details of brain functions or maybe it should be put in more layman terms.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Eben Alexander? Why or why not?

    maybe


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    slow


    Was Proof of Heaven worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    no, not really

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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.

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    pnette 12-31-12
    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.


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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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