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

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Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 281 pages
"Thousands of people have had near-death experience, 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."--Publisher description.

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Eben Alexander had a remarkable NDE as the result of a bacterial meningitis that shut down his brain function. What makes his account worth reading is that Dr. Alexander is a neurosurgeon who also ... Read full review

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I had a discussion with a co-worker about what happens when we die. My position has always been, no one knows for sure or course until they get there. My initial thinking is nothing. Just nothing. He ... Read full review

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