Customer Reviews


31 Reviews
5 star:
 (20)
4 star:
 (7)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable. One of my Top Ten....
Where the last guy was coming from (sounded like "fear" to me), I don't know, but this book did more to RESTORE my faith than any other I've ever read....
It's a "quick read" (2-3 hours), but it affects you for the rest of your life....
I've read it twice.... The first time, it sounded too unbelievable and yet was compelling enough that...
Published on 3 Sep 1999

versus
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I have read lots of near death experiences, but none quite like this. Most experiences are very similar, so this made me have my doubts.
I'm not sure I believed it all, only God knows.
I still found it very interesting though.
Published 3 months ago by Teresa Graham


‹ Previous | 1 2 3 4 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable. One of my Top Ten...., 3 Sep 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
Where the last guy was coming from (sounded like "fear" to me), I don't know, but this book did more to RESTORE my faith than any other I've ever read....
It's a "quick read" (2-3 hours), but it affects you for the rest of your life....
I've read it twice.... The first time, it sounded too unbelievable and yet was compelling enough that I never forgot it.....
Several years later, after much spiritual growth, I read it again, and the truth of it rang loudly within me.... I thought the experience he related "too detailed" the first time.... But I since read much about "near death" experiences and learned that a large percent of people who have an experience have one just as detailed as George Ritchie's -- and many of the details closely match his own account....
Give it a read and see what YOU think.....
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the Clearest View of the Afterlife Ever Witnessed!, 4 Dec 1997
By A Customer
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
This is the true story of how George Ritchie, now a medical doctor, died of pneumonia while in boot camp in Texas during World War II. Just before that happened, he'd been cleared to go to medical school in his home town of Richmond, Virginia.
When he died, he suddenly found himself speeding impossibly fast above the Texas landscape, faster than a plane could fly. (Even faster than planes can fly, today!) He was awed, and wondered how that could be, but didn't yet realize that he'd died. He paused in his headlong flight over a large city on a river, came to light on a sidewalk outside of a nightclub, and leaned against a guy wire... only to find that he passed right through it. To make matters worse, when he tried to talk to people, they ignored him. Sensing that the answer to all of this must be that he'd died, he willed himself into headlong flight back to his camp, so that he could find his body.
It took a lot of searching, but he finally found it in a small room, covered with a sheet. Not knowing what to do next, he suddenly found the room being filled with a wondrous light -- brighter than mortal eyes could possibly behold. A kind, but incredibly powerful male being at the center of the light spoke to him, saying, "You are in the presence of THE Son of God."
Jesus then proceeded to take him, step by step, on a tour of many of the aspects and facets of hell, and then heaven... far too detailed for me to deal with in this review. He was shown the fate of people who are unsaved, and of people who commit suicide. After showing George some of these horrors, Jesus then proceeds to show him the more heavenly aspects of the afterlife, including an approach to the Heavenly City itself, suspended in outer space. He wasn't taken into it, but was permitted to view it from outside in great detail.
Then Jesus returned with George to the room where his body still lay, and departed. George awoke in great pain, and was in and out of consciousness for days before getting out of danger.
The book goes on to detail life for George after this momentous event -- which seemed pretty momentous as well to the medical staff at the camp; George had lain, quite certifiably dead, for an impossibly long time before reviving!
In one fascinating part of the book, we see George driving through Vicksburg, Mississippi with some friends. He suddenly recognizes the place, even though he'd never been there, before... he thought! He turned down a side street, and found himself looking at the guy wire he'd fallen through while dead, and the nearby night spot. Checking a map, later, he discovered that a straight line drawn from his boot camp in Texas to Richmond, Virginia -- passed directly through Vicksburg.
If you're a Christian believer, you'll be enthralled by this highly-detailed account of a trip through time and space with Jesus, and the way it affected the author's life afterward. And if you are not... be warned -- you'll be given a LOT of food for thought by this impossible-to-put-down book!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars George Ritchie's life after life experience, 14 Jan 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
I never tire of reading this account of George Ritchie's and am grateful he took the time to commit it for publishing. Two life themes become evident - take personal responsibility for your behaviour and learn to love others. Achievements of service and love are the measure of life's success once out of mortality, an uncomfortable reminder that what passes for success in the world has no currency out of it. This book has become a tool for me with which to reflect and try to adjust my thoughts and actions, it keeps my conscience bright and sharp.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real life situation of a man who visited life after death., 16 Jan 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
Trying to ease a patient's fear and suspicion about death, Psychologist, George G. Ritchie, confronts him in session and tells of his own, real-life experience of life after death.Flashing back to 40 years before, George describes in depth about what happened during the near 10 minutes that he was clinically dead. Describing the details of everything that had happened from the actual "death" to when he "woke up", he was very discriptive in everything. Coming back to present, George tells what he has learned from all of this and sheds a new light on many aspects of the whole situation. This book fills curiosities that many people have about what happens, of may happen, after death. It is a very intriguing book and will keep your attention throughout.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the Clearest View of the Afterlife Ever Witnessed!, 4 Dec 1997
By A Customer
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
This is the true story of how George Ritchie, now a medical doctor, died of pneumonia while in boot camp in Texas during World War II. Just before that happened, he'd been cleared to go to medical school in his home town of Richmond, Virginia.
When he died, he suddenly found himself speeding impossibly fast above the Texas landscape, faster than a plane could fly. (Even faster than planes can fly, today!) He was awed, and wondered how that could be, but didn't yet realize that he'd died. He paused in his headlong flight over a large city on a river, came to light on a sidewalk outside of a nightclub, and leaned against a guy wire... only to find that he passed right through it. To make matters worse, when he tried to talk to people, they ignored him. Sensing that the answer to all of this must be that he'd died, he willed himself into headlong flight back to his camp, so that he could find his body.
It took a lot of searching, but he finally found it in a small room, covered with a sheet. Not knowing what to do next, he suddenly found the room being filled with a wondrous light -- brighter than mortal eyes could possibly behold. A kind, but incredibly powerful male being at the center of the light spoke to him, saying, "You are in the presence of THE Son of God."
Jesus then proceeded to take him, step by step, on a tour of many of the aspects and facets of hell, and then heaven... far too detailed for me to deal with in this review. He was shown the fate of people who are unsaved, and of people who commit suicide. After showing George some of these horrors, Jesus then proceeds to show him the more heavenly aspects of the afterlife, including an approach to the Heavenly City itself, suspended in outer space. He wasn't taken into it, but was permitted to view it from outside in great detail.
Then Jesus returned with George to the room where his body still lay, and departed. George awoke in great pain, and was in and out of consciousness for days before getting out of danger.
The book goes on to detail life for George after this momentous event -- which seemed pretty momentous as well to the medical staff at the camp; George had lain, quite certifiably dead, for an impossibly long time before reviving!
In one fascinating part of the book, we see George driving through Vicksburg, Mississippi with some friends. He suddenly recognizes the place, even though he'd never been there, before... he thought! He turned down a side street, and found himself looking at the guy wire he'd fallen through while dead, and the nearby night spot. Checking a map, later, he discovered that a straight line drawn from his boot camp in Texas to Richmond, Virginia -- passed directly through Vicksburg.
If you're a Christian believer, you'll be enthralled by this highly-detailed account of a trip through time and space with Jesus, and the way it affected the author's life afterward. And if you are not... be warned -- you'll be given a LOT of food for thought by this impossible-to-put-down book!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, thought provoking, the kind of book that stays with you., 22 Nov 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is a fascinating look at a Near Death Experience which changed a man's life. Ritchie to all intents and purposes died, and then was resuscitated nine minutes later.

One of the most enjoyable things about this book is Ritchie's personal modesty with regards to his story. At no point did I feel I was being told what to believe about what had happened to him - he simply tells of his experiences with an engaging simplicity and openness.

I think the problem with NDEs and books about them is that they are taken to "prove" or to tell us something concrete about life after death. This book does not attempt to do that.

I was strongly reminded of C. S. Lewis's "The Great Divorce" by much of what Ritchie recollected. It was fascinating and sometimes horrifying to read.

I don't think Ritchie's story "proves" anything, but the story itself, and Ritchie's changed life afterwards, should give food for thought to anyone who is willing to come to the book with an open mind. Overall, interesting, and a book that has stayed with me over the months since I read it.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book it's difficult to put down., 7 Jun 2002
By A Customer
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
This is a short, fast-moving, true story about a doctor who developed pneumonia during the war and died. He was clinically dead for nine minutes and had some fascinating experiences before returning to his body, hence the title 'Return from Tomorrow'. As a result of his experience he became a committed Christian. An exciting read for anyone who wants to know if there's an afterlife.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgetable! One of my favorite books!, 4 Nov 1997
By A Customer
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
This book relates the author's own death and visit to the world beyond. The scenes he observed and his encounter with a heavanly being are most enlightening and spiritually touching. I have purchased several copies of this book to read again, but end up giving them a way before I do.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile read!, 18 Jan 2014
By 
Peter Hodson (Bucks, UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
An excellent and compelling account of a man who was dead for 9 minutes and resuscitated. The book gives a detailed account of what lead to his death, what happened while he was dead and his professional career that followed.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A clear, concise report of the phenomenon, 9 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Return from Tomorrow (Paperback)
Straightforward credible account of an NDE from a time when the phenomenon would have been relatively unknown and written by a man of discipline and integrity, thereby minimising the risk of a sensationalist hoax, something which is so prevalent nowadays and serves to cast serious doubt on genuine reports.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 1 2 3 4 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Return from Tomorrow
Return from Tomorrow by George G. Ritchie (Paperback - 1 Sep 2007)
6.99
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews