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
"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)
Yes, very uplifting!
The saying at the end was awesome!
Eben has great voice inflictions, easy to listen to.
Keeps your attention
The final chapter was worth the wait for what was revealed.
I thought the book might have been a better read if read by someone other than the author. While I believed what he wrote, he often times lacked the vocal expression of a professional.
That the medical field is starting to pay attention to people who detail out of body experiences rather than just dismiss them.
All in all it was a compelling book. It was a little slow when he detailed the medical proof from the aspect of a neurosurgeron - but I understand that the book was written to help his colleagues in the medical field understand and believe what he had experienced.
Yes, I thought it was well laid out and was a very memorable listen. I also may pick up some additional details if I were to listen to it again.
I have a number of doctors in my family and many skeptics about Near Death Experiences and I think they all should listen to this book. I think this is an outstanding book and that Eben Alexander is sincere. I purchased this book as a Christmas present for a good friend of mine. I highly recommend it.
My only concern is what Eben Alexander is doing with the proceeds of sales of this book. As a Neurosurgeon he must be fairly wealthy already. I would think that the proceeds should be donated to charity or NDE research.
I would say Eben, the author - but he's really the only character.
It seemed genuine and personal.
Eben Alexander goes into a little bit too much detail about his personal history and life. While I think this might help the story a bit, it was more detail than was probably needed.
Overall though I thought this was a great book.
Eben should of let someone professional read his book he does not do a good job but leave it to a Doctor to think they can do everything correctly. He also should gotten help on his writing for it could of been a lot better with more examples of real people with stats to back him up. I was disappointed and I am surprised that this book has sold so well, the one and only thing I can mark it up to is that he did have an amazing experience which he wrapped with frivolous information. All I am saying is that it could of been done so much better with a ghost writer. ( Preferably Malcolm Gladwell yes I know he would not be available but would of been the greatest.)
no because of his success he will feel he can write well and read his own book the next one won't do so well for he won't have the flash in the pan.
He does not have the smoothness of a professional he gets emotional, stammers a bit, you get the idea. A professional would of brought it to life where he just read.
Yes, it the middle he did tell the heaven experience that was very interesting.
There is only a small section of this book worth reading or listening to.
The author/narrator is so earnest and spell binding. I have really enjoyed his account.
Too see and hear of the conversion of this talented, experienced scientist and his detailed description of his experience. He will have an uphill task to convince other medical men of its validity.
Intelligent reader, pleasant voice, earnest performance
I have both, and it's great to hear the author's voice change when he's describing something particularly meaningful for him.
His authenticity and his objective presentation of data
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.
Carol H. Gilmer
It's OK............expected it to be better............saw the author's interveiw on FOX, but a little disappointed.
Experience was interesting...........his survival was a miracle.........God must have had reasons to bring him back.
Maybe a movie
A little academic...........
"I listen to learn"!
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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