Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE 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... show more
A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE 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.
Publish date: October 23rd 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
I first heard Dr. Eben Alexander's speech on YouTube some time back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhah5WdWRCk. Here was a neurosurgeon: steeped in facts of science about the brain and its workings, and being in a coma so deep that he 'crossed over' into a realm that upon awakening, he struggled to...
I'm just not sure. Not that it was not a good book but I think I was expecting something else. More of the actual "proof of Heaven" part and less of the "this is how our brain works" part. But then again I'm not in the medical field and I don't need as much convincing about defying logic.
I wanted to like this book. I wanted to believe it. The author seems so sincere. Who would not like to think that there is something beautiful beyond death, that there is nothing to fear, that we can do no wrong and we will be unconditionally loved? Yet, my determination was severely tested by the a...
This book sucks. The end.Why it sucks? OK. There is no afterlife. An educated person should know better. He is a neurosurgeon and he is fooled by his own near death experience. Sam Harris said it better here. All in all. This book sucks. A better article regarding the near death experience by Sam Ha...
Ever since I read this stinker, a book bent on manipulating you into Christianity, and not in proving an afterlife, I had been kind of keeping an eye out for a book that was a credible counterpart to it. I had heard stories of NDEs previous to reading Heaven is For Real, and new such credible cases...