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

Eben Alexander
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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 )

Book Description

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 305 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0749958790
  • Publisher: Piatkus (23 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TTPQXA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (634 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,946 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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48 of 50 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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175 of 184 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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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings 30 Oct 2012
By Amber
Format:Paperback
I have mixed feelings about this book. I would strongly recommend reading it, and I would strongly recommend slogging through to the end of the book when the going gets tough! I'm not an intellectual, and I found the book very wordy and hard-going in places. However, I'm really glad that I have read it - and I love the message that it gives out - it has confirmed for me, so much of what I believe. I feel like I had a load of jumbled up ideas and that this book has given me a clearer picture - a bit like having a load of jigsaw puzzle pieces, and knowing roughly what was on them... but now the puzzle is more complete and I can see the picture!

I think the book is worth reading twice, or even more times, to get more of its message.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 15 Nov 2013
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This has been a passage of reality for me. I have battled with the duality of science and spirit through my nursing career and this explains this too my heart, head and soul.
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63 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A personal account of an NDE 26 Nov 2012
By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Proof of Heaven: A neurosurgeon's journey into the afterlife by Eben Alexander, Simon & Schuster, New York; Piatkus, London, 2012, 208 ff.

Most of the books on near-death experiences (NDEs) are written by authors who relate accounts given to them by other people. The books by Raymond Moody, Pim van Lommel and Michael Sabom are typical examples. This book, like that of Nanci Danison, is a first-hand account written by someone who has himself experienced an NDE.

Dr Eben Alexander is a neurosurgeon. He had his first near-death experience as a parachute jumper when he nearly collided with another jumper. But it was the coma produced by an attack of bacterial meningitis in 2008 that provoked something of the kinds of mental images that are usually associated with NDEs. However, many of the incidents common to many NDE experiencers were missing. This event has however still led him to conclude that `our life does not end with the death of the body or the brain'.

The first couple of chapters of the book describe some of the symptoms of Alexander's condition when he was ill - not for the squeamish, perhaps. But his recollections of the first period of his coma in another spiritual realm are equally vividly described - and fascinating. The whole description is given more weight by the fact that Alexander is a scientist who started this experience with the usual reservations if not scepticism about the existence of the psychic realm. I found the details that Alexander recounts more convincing of continuing discarnate existence than several I have read. The personal details of his life that the author includes get the reader more involved in the story - it's not some dispassionate scientific account of an experiment but a real-life experience of a living being.
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122 of 132 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This IS proof
As a non-scientist a lot of it is hard to understand for me, but the fact that this is a book about a near-death experience of a neurosurgeon, a scientist who used to thing that... Read more
Published 1 day ago by sabilon
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful much needed truth
A wonderful book with a very important message. I read this in 24 hours flat and recognised the truth within it. Read more
Published 2 days ago by World's worst juggler
1.0 out of 5 stars This isn't proof of anything apart from the writers own narcissism
First of all: the writer has misused the word 'proof'. There isn't any. So if that's what you're expecting don't waste your time or money. Read more
Published 6 days ago by AdamKW
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great read from a scientific perspective....
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Fair
Published 9 days ago by billcyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent dispatch time.
Published 10 days ago by Peggysue
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but a little lacking in his experiences
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. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Shirin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of the most amazing books I have ever read!
Published 11 days ago by Elf
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 11 days ago by Alan Cook
4.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening
I started reading this book from a skeptical viewpoint. I was sure evidence would be given to explain the NDE as a product of disruption to the brain activity of the author during... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Xtina
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