The most compelling scientific evidence for life beyond death ever compiled.
Evidence of the Afterlife shares the firsthand accounts of people who have died and lived to tell about it. Through their work at the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, radiation oncologist Jeffrey Long and his wife, Jody, have gathered thousands of accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from all over the world. In addition to sharing the personal narrative of their experiences, visitors to the website are asked to fill out a one hundred-item questionnaire designed to isolate specific elements of the experience and to flag counterfeit accounts.
The website has become the largest NDE research database in the world, containing over 1,600 NDE accounts. The people whose stories are captured in the database span all age groups, races, and religious affiliations and come from all over the world, yet the similarities in their stories are as awe-inspiring as they are revealing. Using this treasure trove of data, Dr. Long explains how medical evidence fails to explain these reports and why there is only one plausible explanation?that people have survived death and traveled to another dimension.
©2010 Jeffrey Long (P)2011 Christy Mirabal
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I really enjoyed listening to this book because it was based on Science, not just stories. If you're not a believer, this book probably won't convince you. However, even if you have a small amount of faith in the afterlife, this book will enlighten you to those who have died & come bace, & offer a better understanding of what lies ahead.
While there is no proof of corroboration of all the stories contained in the book, other than assertions made by the person having the experience, the author made a concerted effort to analyze near-death experiences in a scientifically statistical way. He addressed and responded to a multitude of arguments against the likelihood of NDE that have been made by various "experts" over the years. He also intentionally analyzed inconsistencies and addressed them. For those those who like statistical analysis and data, this is a real attempt to analyze the reality of NDEs in a precise and accurate way. It held my interest enough to complete the book.
Well designed book that's purpose is to make a scientific argument for the existence of an afterlife. It manages to interweave many short examples of actual NDE experiences that hint at the deeper messages and meaning that these experiences hold.
The only limitation for me of this book is that in trying to be scientific and objective it looses much of the detail in the actual experiences. This will frustrate people who are looking for in depth analysis of these heavenly experiences, and broader conclusions on what meaning we can draw from these personal accounts.
The book was a little scientifically heavy handed given the subject matter, but the subtitle does after all, state that it is a scientific report. I would have liked more detailed examples. That being said, the narrator read it as if it was a news report, even when talking of things of a spiritual or heavenly nature. All the same voice. And as soon as he started mispronouncing words - I counted 6 or 7, the most common being "anesthesia" - used dozens of times, he completely lost credibility for the subject matter... very unprofessional. Is there no one editing or listening to his performance who can clue him in on correct pronunciation of common english words? VERY annoying and distracting!
First of all, I would recommend they read it, not listen to it. And then, I would recommend this as a book to read only after reading some of the other books out about NDE from the people who experienced them. There are many good ones out there to read first. This book's conclusions are the same, but from a different direction.
Narrator should think about the experiences he is talking about and use more reflection and thought in his voice. And if he doesn't know how to pronounce a certain word, look it up first!
I was glad to hear of the research the author did to confirm the afterlife, something I already believe in. I will be interested in visiting his website to learn more.
Probably not because the author didn't read the work.
Not sure, maybe Flipside by Richard Martini in that they both deal with the afterlife. Whereas that book is an amature-sh production, this one is a professional recording.
Sure, but I find him too generic with a lack of character or personality.
Audio books should be read by their authors.
An excellent compilation of a great number of NDE stories about transformtive encounters and the resulting life changes engndered.
The author....as first person.
Changed by the Light
I have read many books on Near death experiences and the resulting effects and transformations on people lives and I oiked this one more than any so far. Why? Because it is comprehendive adn also be cause the authoer has created an excellent website and Facebook community to share NDE experience with multi lingual translations and he adn his rtetam attemtp to create some science around the stories to find the baasic spiritual truths underlining the NDE's. I find this book essential to uderstand the joy and healing that many experience when they leave their body and encounter the higher Spiritual forces which are essentially loving adn forgiving adn without critical judgement...of our " personal shortcomings".
Doubtful. The narrator mispronounced critical words like anesthesia, which is repeated dozens of times throughout the book. He would pronounce it "Anastasia". Another was jubilant, which he pronounced jubUlant.
All the accounts of out-of-body and near-death experiences.
This is a very compelling study. He even speaks to the skeptics and explains why their explanations don't hold up.
I live in a remote area of Alaska. I read and listen to audio books. I am single and live with 3 dogs and 2 cats. I have a horse. I am 73
The author provided many examples of NDE and OBE and gave references to other studies.
There are no characters in this book.
I have listened to it about 1 hr each night.
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