Martha BRock, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Martha BRock)
I enjoyed this author's perspective, as a researcher and a neurosurgeon, who was not a believer in an afterlife until he was in a coma and had a near death experience. It is well written and an easy but inspiring read.
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Charles Branch, October 23, 2012 (view all comments by Charles Branch)
Read this book SLOWLY, read the "Advance Praise" quotes at the front of the book first, noting what a number of M.D.s, rabbis and ministers say about this book. As the author writes, "it's difficult to put into words", so it is to write a review that I would feel is adequate. Suffice to say, that having found my "church home" at last, and realizing that my life has been directed by God from its beginning, that the writing (and reading) of "Proof of Heaven" is likewise guided. Dr. Alexander's statement that this "earthly life seemed more dreamlike" than his experience in the "afterlife", harmonizes with my earthly experiences that have been serendipitous, strange, wonderful, and sometimes bizarre. A couple years ago, I was driving home (2600 miles) contemplating the future, and events unfolded that led me to retire and relocate, making a home for my youngest daughter, attending what became my "church home" on what happened to be the "new" pastor's first day at work, and joining their ministries.
My volunteer work in public radio in Alaska, led me to become a member of Spokane Public Radio when I relocated, and their Newsweek subscription membership premium brought the issue carrying excerpts from this book; yet another string of "God-incidences" (Pastor Craig's term) that brought me to this reading. Thanks and praises to God for these blessings.
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by Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, author of The Scalpel and the Soul and Zen Mind, Zen Horse,
“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.”
“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
“Proof of Heaven is more than just an awe-inspiring account of a profound encounter with spiritual reality. Dr. Alexander’s neuroscience career taught him that near-death experiences are brain-based illusions, and yet his personal experience left him dumbstruck. His honest struggle to make sense of this unforgettable journey is a gripping story, unique in the literature of spiritual experiences, that may well change how we understand our role in the universe.” Bruce Greyson, MD, co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation
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