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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife [Kindle Edition]

Eben Alexander
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Book Description

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.

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Dr Eben Alexander's near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. In my opinion, Dr Alexander is living proof of an afterlife. (Dr Raymond Moody, bestselling author of Life After Life )

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. (Dr Bruce Greyson, Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine; co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences )

It's a fascinating read whatever your own opinions (Belfast Telegraph )

An interesting account of how a man's spiritual beliefs were fundamentally changed by an unforeseen and nearly fatal event (Glasgow Herald )

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The life-changing near-death experience of a respected neurosurgeon.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 612 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus (23 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (890 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,519 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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87 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put the book down! Wonderful! 10 Feb. 2013
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This is by far the best book I've read for a very long time and I could not put it down. I read it in a day!. It has confirmed things for me about near death experience, which a friend told me about after he came out of a coma, and Dr Eben Alexander's experiences were almost exactly the same. The story held me from page one from when Eben started to become ill, right through everything that the medical profession did to support him during the 7 days he was in a coma, and how his family tried to cope with the knowledge that Eben might never come back to them, an experience that for them was very harrowing. When Eben went into his coma, he knew nothing of the drama that went off around his bedside or the fears of his family and friends that he many never recover. Eben was, in the eyes of the scientific medical world, brain dead, as a result of the bacterial e-coli Meningitis that attacked his brain. I found this an easy to read and truly enthralling book even though there were some technical medical descriptions that I didn't wholly understand. True stories like this one are so inspiring. I have never been afraid to die but this has confirmed to me that there should never need to be a reason to be afraid anyway. Dr Eben Alexander also opened a website following his experience. This is mentioned in the book and it gives support to people who have returned to earth after a near death experience. There are stories and lots of information on the website. Do read this book from the first page to the very last and then pass it on as I have done.
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199 of 210 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Comfort 26 Oct. 2012
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I have read a large number of books on this subject over the years. A lot have been written in anecdotal style and I have been left feeling sceptical. This book is quite analytical in approach and does not attempt to sensationalise or lead the reader to accept weird and wonderful reasons why the author had the experiences described. Whilst it would have been helpful to have more on the actual content of what the author experienced and perhaps a little less of the scientific explanations; overall,the book provides food for thought and for me personally some antidote to the grief I still experience thirty five years after losing my young son. I believe the book will be a great comfort to many others who are also grieving.
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143 of 154 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not disappointing 26 Oct. 2012
By Nix
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Dr Alexander`s formidable credentials as a doctor and scientist lend credibility to this fascinating subject.

His descriptions of the "other world" he entered are a little hard to understand, visualise, conceptualise, but as he himself says several times throughout the book words are simply an inadequate means of describing the experience he went through.

The twist at the end (don`t want to ruin it for anyone with any further details!) that proves what he saw was real will take your breath away. Conclusive proof that what he saw could not have simply been a hallucination.

I have read several books on this subject, and would put myself in the camp of "skeptical but so wanting it all to be true." The scientist in me tries to come up with rational explanations for what people describe. The spiritual side of me tries to prove otherwise. Dr Alexander, far more scientific than me, has managed to put into words what I never could. His experience, combined with his medical background, is good enough for me. I believe everything he said, and thank him for the courage he has shown in putting his scientific repuatation on the line in order to share the good news with all of us. Whether or not we now choose to heed it or not is entirely down to us as individuals. There`s that "free will" again! Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I was given this book by my husband as a Christmas . I was a wee bit surprised that he would purchase this book as even though this has been an area that I have been interested in for a long time . He was always a skeptic and he could not understand my continued interest and belief in NDE.
He read the book before I did and based on what he read he became much more receptive to the idea . I guess the fact it was written by a neurosurgeon a man who worked on the brain and who was on his death bed and he survived and massive infection and recovered totally gave it more credibility .
I have read the book as well . I found it to be very credible and also very interesting . His writing style is more direct and clinical but I do think he made a conscious effort to make it easier for a lay person . You have to realize most of his writing is for physicians and medical journals and he writes at a higher clinical level However it does not describe the typical experience I have read from other people .
The fact of the matter is that he really should not have survived . He was given an incredible gift . He came back with no brain damage at all .
Whether you are a believer or not . Trust me this is truly a miracle !!
Thank you Dr Alexander for sharing and writing this book .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but a little lacking in his experiences 23 Aug. 2014
By Shirin
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I gave this 3 stars for the following reasons. On the plus side, this is a very nice and hopeful story thats easy to read and certaintly cheerful and thought provoking. The author's accounts of what happened to him are very interesting and definitly worth musings and considerations and I found this book to be an enjoyable read that I would recommend. To those mentioning his cases of medical malpractice, while perhaps this somewhat reduces the validity of the book slightly, it doesnt downright proove that he's lieing or anything, he most probably did have this experience as many others also have near death experiences, you can't always judge someone on their past mistakes. There's also been accusations that he exagerated things like the weather conditions, it's a book; I think writers are allowed a little poetic lisence to say it rained a little heavier so as to build up their scene a little more. However, that's just my opinion.

On the negative side, I would have liked more about his actual experience, very little of the book is actually devoted to that, the majority telling about his family life and illness leading up to the experience, however, I guess perhaps this is to be somewhat expected, as I'm sure that amount of material alone would be hard pressed to fill a whole book. What there was of his actual experience was very interesting but I did feel it was teasing a bit in terms of implying there was a lot more to tell but then never really saying it. 'Proof of Heaven' as a title is also a bit misleading. Probably the editors choice; there is no 'proof' in this book. If something can not be currently explained by science, that doesnt mean there is no scientific explanation, it just hasn't been discovered yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Book to Read
I found this book fascinating to read, intelligently & well written & a great comfort to those questioning 'what's next for us'. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Nadia Symone
5.0 out of 5 stars What a journey
A wonderful,Beautiful book.I couldn,t put down. A neurosurgeons journey through a severe bacterial brain infection,and into coma,then finding himself passing through another... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Bit complicated to get to grips with but quite interesting
Published 4 days ago by pickles
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Didnt like this as was too repetitive.
Published 5 days ago by Strawberry girl
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Enjoyed this easy read with some interesting insights to the afterlife. Lovely story and I'm pleased it has been shared with the world xx
Published 6 days ago by Christina
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not sure what to make of this. I'm the original Doubting Thomas.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Proof of Heaven review
A very interesting and thought provoking book written by a doctor, which gives a believable account of the afterlife.
Published 6 days ago by Big Al
4.0 out of 5 stars Not proof but certainly interesting.
You will find the authors reasoning of proof of life after death not because what he sees but by what he knows as a neurosurgeon. Good read.
Published 7 days ago by Lillybet
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Thank you for my book
Published 9 days ago by Nicola
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