• The Purpose of Life

  • As Revealed by Near-Death Experiences from Around the World
  • By: David Sunfellow
  • Narrated by: George Kao
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Every day, all over the world, an increasing number of people are reporting near-death experiences (NDEs) and other related phenomena. This audiobook is a collection of the best stories and quotes I have come across in 40-plus years of studying NDEs.

It shines a bright light on the universal truths that are championed by NDEs and reveals, in life-changing technicolor, how to apply these truths to our everyday lives. This book was first published under the title Love the Person You’re With. All 60 chapters of that book are included in this one. Thirty-one additional chapters have been added. 

The book is being published under a new title to reach more people. New content has been added to explore some topics in greater depth. Other tweaks, including enhanced references, have been added to make the book easier to listen to, remember, and study. 

The book includes stories and quotes from 52 experiencers and 10 researchers, including Howard Storm, Tom Sawyer, Reinee Pasarow, Dianne Morrissey, Oliver John Calvert, Erica McKenzie, Andy Petro, Amy Call, Mary Jo Rapini, Anne Horn, Ellyn Dye, Mellen-Thomas Benedict, Ryan Rampton, Natalie Sudman, Amphianda Baskett, Mary Neal, Julie Aubier, Julian of Norwich, Barbara Harris Whitfield, Anita Moorjani, Jeff Olsen, Cami Renfrow, Louisa Peck, Ana Cecilia, Peter Panagore, Alon Anava, Tricia Barker, Samuel Bercholz, Arthur Yensen, George Ritchie, Linda Stewart, Cecil Willy, Lorna Byrne, Rene Jorgensen, Mary Deioma, Krystal Winzer, David Sunfellow, Kenneth Ring, Laurin Bellg, Jeffrey Long, Sheila, Dennis, and Matthew Linn, Kevin Williams, Barbara R. Rommer, and John W. Price. 

Along with fantastic content, this audiobook has a companion website that showcases the experiencers, researchers, and remarkable videos that are featured in the book: thepurposeoflife-nde.com.

©2019 David Sunfellow (P)2019 David Sunfellow

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Best Pratical NDE Book

Lots of books are written about the basics of NDE experiences, or written to defend the validity of such experiences; this book is not one of those.

This is the best pratical-insight NDE book written. It moves beyond the theoretical into the "how-to" live life properly.

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Pointless

Book is over 90 chapters of excerpts from various people. Most chapters are pointless because they’re only one or two sentences.

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Terrible narrator!

Sorry, I just couldn’t listen to the narrator for more than 1 minute. He voice along with his lisp was a total turnoff. A wasted credit as I could not return the book!

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Horrible narration

Could have been informative and interesting if not for the annoying repetitive conclusions after each story. A lot of “I” speak which is problematic by itself. Add to that some atrocious narration. It was very difficult finishing this book.

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Joyful Read!

It was good. I thought it was going to be better. But it did have some parts that filled me with joy and made me tear up.

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Very Relaxing

This is a great book to listen to, when you need to relax.

I listen to it, when I'm trying to fall asleep.

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I love this book

This is such a wholesome book. I felt so so so good listening to it the entire time. I have recommended it to many friends already. One thing that I loved so much and got from the book is that all of us practice different religions, live in different countries, live different lives, etc., but at the same time, we are all the same. We are all God’s children and He LOVES each one of us and wants us to enjoy life and be happy. Life is beautiful :) Thank you for the beautiful book!! 🥰

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what am incredible journey! from a nde experiencer

what a great journey and hearing so many explain what I've experienced since 2007 thank you so much!

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We Need This!

I found this book to be personally helpful in these baffling, contentious times. Reveals The Big Picture, affording a more compassionate approach to other beings.

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The reviews were right!

A previous review for this audiobook was given by a woman that said it changed her life and her view of God, love & the world around her. I know exactly what she means by that now. I loved the book & wish it was longer! I found it easier to comprehend at a slightly faster speed of 1.25. Thank you!

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  • Philip
  • 04-02-20

Retitle reissue of old book "Love Those Near You"

Disappointing update. It would have been more honest to keep the original title. I plan to return it.

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  • Craig Pywell
  • 07-11-20

Wonderful book.

Near Death Experiences. Powerful, intensely personal and authentic. They reach inside the very depth of who we are to answer the Life question, as well as the Death question. Thank you for writing this book. And thank you to all the NDE experiencers that had the courage to share. Love the one you're with.

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  • Annette
  • 09-22-20

A very interesting book!

A very interesting book! Well worth listening too!
Would suit anyone looking to move forward in life..