Based on the largest near-death experience study in history, involving 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions, including nonbelievers, God and the Afterlife presents startling evidence that a supreme being exists - and there is amazing consistency about what he is like.
In his best-selling book Evidence of the Afterlife, Dr. Jefferey Long showed us that there is a strong scientific case for life after death. Now he goes further, revealing evidence that God is real. At the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Dr. Long studied the stories of thousands of people who have journeyed to the afterlife. Though there are a wide variety of differences in how people experience NDEs - some see a bright light, others go through a tunnel, still others experience reviews of their lives - he discovered that many of the accounts shared a remarkably similar description of God: a supreme being who radiated love and grace.
Expanding on his analysis begun in Evidence of the Afterlife, God and the Afterlife is the first intensive exploration of the people who have reported going to the frontier of heaven and meeting God and have returned to share their journeys. Groundbreaking and profound, it provides new insight into the human experience and expands our notions of mortality, offering possibility, hope, and comfort.
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Actual data collected from numerous Near Death Experiencers is considered here with regard to those people who experienced "God"
Here, though, "God" is not a bearded old man sitting on a throne, but comes in many forms that - no matter what the form experienced - is still described by the respondent as "God" or the creator, or the source, or even by one as "The Big Cheese"
The statistics are considered as a whole, and then broken down. Interestingly, the experience wasn't predetermined by a person's belief system before the NDE. And, even if someone was a "believer" before their NDE, that didn't mean they were going to experience "God" and even "non-believers" could have the experience.
The book is a great analysis of the reports gathered, by using questionnaires. The numbers as a whole and their percentage breakdowns are discussed, analyzed, and there are also dips into various individuals stories of their encounter with "God" and their experiences are shared within the book.
I'm a Finn living in the U.S.
Probably not. It was interesting enough to listen to – NDE subject matter is fascinating almost without exception – but I felt this book didn't really contain any substantial insights that I would not have previously thought. Hence, I'm unlikely to re-listen to this book, although I would recommend this to anyone interested in NDEs.
This very much felt like the part II to Jeffrey Long's first book, Evidence of Afterlife, and indeed, this very much is the part II.
Clean performance.. it was appropriate for this book; an annoying reader can destroy an otherwise good book. But since this book didn't really have "characters", there was only so much a reader could do.
Amazing book that topped off all my reading on NDE's. I really appreciate all the hard work that must have been put into this research & book. Answered questions that other books didn't and clarified better what others tried to touch on. Well done!
My complaint with this book is the narrator. He read the accounts of NDE's like a child reading Sunday School stories.
I prefer non-fiction books to be read by the authors. They don't tend toward over inflection.
Otherwise, an informative book anyone should read.
I lost my sister one year ago and I was suffering too much. I found this book and it helps me in some way to dealing with her lost. I recommend this book to anyone is grieving the death of a loved one. Great book and well narrated!
My favorite characters were the real life experiences of people near to die.
The real experiences
The evidence from these studies points overwhelmingly to a world beyond (in every sense of the word) our present really, inhabited by a Loving Being so much more vast and incomprehensible than fits into our finite understanding. For a glimpse into what awaits us, which can only serve to help us live better in this one, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND immersing yourself in this book...
Yes...and tell others .
stories pof individuals experiences.
He may be my favorite narrator!
I love this book Finally a sequel from this author
Turned me off from the idea of trying to tie near death experiences as proof of an afterlife or God. It will actually prove to you the Opposite!!!!
If you are looking fro this book to prove to you that God exists or that an afterlife exists. These two guys will Unknowingly Prove to you that it is a Sham!!! What a total waste of money and Time.
I can not think of any.
Do not buy it.
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