Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 23, 2012 - Medical - 196 pages
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The #1 New York Times bestselling account of a neurosurgeon's own near-death experience.
Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.
 

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User Review  - 4everfanatical - LibraryThing

This is an account of Dr Eben Alexander's near death experience whilst in a coma caused by a rare form of bacterial meningitis. It was most interesting. I have always been a somewhat spiritual person ... Read full review

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User Review  - NoelleGreene - LibraryThing

Compelling and inspiring. The fact that there is so much data (he was getting treated in the hospital where he works so he had plenty of tests) and witnesses to some of his assertions/conclusions ... Read full review

Contents

The Rainbow
105
Six Faces
108
Final Night First Morning
111
The Return
115
Not There Yet
120
Spreading the News
124
Homecoming 126 The UltraReal
129
A Common Experience
131
A Visit to Church
147
The Enigma of Consciousness
149
A Final Dilemma
162
The Photograph
165
Acknowledgments
173
Reading List
177
Statement by Scott Wade M D
183
Neuroscientific Hypotheses I Considered to Explain My Experience
185

Back from the Dead
136
Three Camps
140

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About the author (2012)

Eben Alexander, MD, has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last twenty-five years, including fifteen years at the Brigham & Women’s and the Children’s Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is the author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven. Visit him at EbenAlexander.com.

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