Internationally acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander always considered himself a man of science. His unwavering belief in evidence-based medicine fuelled a career in the top medical institutions of the world. But all this was set to change.
One morning in 2008 he fell into a coma after suffering a rare form of bacterial meningitis. Scans of his brain revealed massive damage. Death was deemed the most likely outcome. As his family prepared themselves for the worst, something miraculous happened. Dr Alexander's brain went from near total inactivity to awakening.
He made a full recovery but he was never the same. He woke certain of the infinite reach of the soul, he was certain of a life beyond death. In this astonishing book, Dr Alexander shares his experience, pieced together from the notes he made as soon as he was able to write again. Unlike other accounts of near-death experiences, he is able to explain in depth why his brain was incapable of fabricating the journey he experienced. His story is one of profound beauty and inspiration.
I bought an listened to this audiobook before I googled the author and found that the whole story is exactly that - a story. The author has been discredited entirely as the disease he claimed to have in the book he did not in fact have. This makes everything he writes very dubious. Do check him out before you buy this.
27 of 31 people found this review helpful
so lovely to hear a story of spirituality from a dr. dr's are normally so scientific
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This was strongly recommend by embers if a Brain tumour a support group, but I wish I jut googled it before purchase as the book comes with stings attached. If looking for inspiration in the solely of brain tumours, I was better served by "Pear shaped and "Do No Harm"
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
Remember hearing interview with Dr Eben Alexander on BBC OUTLOOK and thought wow!
The ending has a true and hidden twist!
8 of 14 people found this review helpful
This is one of hhe most engrossing books I have ever listened too.
The author and indeed narrator gives a true believable account of NDE which will convince anyone that there is a heaven .
Thank you for your efforts and indeed humanity.
M CROSSLEY UK
I found this book really interesting and thought provoking. The author a neurological surgeon is given a great deal of credibility because of his qualifications. I would have been far more sceptical had he not been.
This was beautifully writing & kept me intrigued. But I found the real heaven experiences explanations very short, I wanted more.
But maybe that was the beauty of it all also.
Much my enjoyed
...but is it true? The establishment has worked hard to discredit the author, but whether or not he's on the level, this is a thought provoking book if you're in the mood to ponder your existence.
A fantastic story, but wholly unbelievable. I keep an open mind with all of these accounts but this story is clearly told with entertainment in mind before presenting any verifiable facts.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
This book is very insightful into the realms of the afterlife, but quite involved in terms of the more scientific language. Some chapters really captured me, whereas the more technical ones gripped me less. I am already a strong believer in the concepts written about and would have liked to have learned more about the 'other side' than the scientific proof of its existence. Still a good book well narrated and I would recommend it to others.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful