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

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Little, Brown Book Group, Oct 23, 2012 - Religion - 224 pages
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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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Spectacularly well written and researched. - Goodreads
Explanations of the physical anomalies confound me - Goodreads
Great content, bare-bones writing. - Goodreads
This book starts out with an amazing premise. - Goodreads
Was a little disappointed in the ending too. - Goodreads
Easy to read however, I would hardly call it "Proof" - Goodreads

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User Review  - Christina Loumeau - Goodreads

This book was very fascinating! From the point of view of a Latter Day Saint it was all the more intriguing because of what we believe about the afterlife. It confirmed spiritual beliefs I hold already through his real-life experience, but he used secular vernacular. Read full review

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User Review  - Fiona Macdougall - Goodreads

Even if you are a non believer, this book is amazing. Just read it with a clear mind! Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Dr Eben Alexander is known worldwide for his work in developing advanced neurosurgical technologies for complex disorders of the brain. He was educated at Duke Medical School and has worked at Duke University Medical School and Harvard Medical School. During his 15 years at Harvard and subsequent institutions, he authored and co-authored more than 150 chapters and peer-reviewed papers in neurosurgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and numerous other neurosurgical organisations.

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