The #1 New York Times bestselling account of a neurosurgeon's own near-death experience—for readers of 7 Lessons from Heaven.
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.
Wow! What I would have given to have had access to this book early in my business career. Secretly I never really felt fully worthy of my success and it kept me from excelling until I figured this out. Once you understand your value to the world, everything becomes easy and fun. This is the first and only book I’ve ever seen on this subject and it’s excellent. Read Josh’s book and save yourself from a life of mediocrity.55
I enjoyed this book. It's a quick read that feels a little stretched out but understandably so because there are just no words to describe the experience this man has gone through. I loved that this particular doctor is connecting science and spirituality-that they can coexist. It was a great read and definitely thought provoking.35
Amazing book! Extremely detailed and well written. Have and would recommend it to anyone !55
I loved this book so much! I learned so many things about Heaven and God and it explained a lot of what I was taught in church that I didn't understand too well. I also got a good Science Education! I highly recommend this book!55
Don't ask me how, but this book popped up on my iPhone recently. I read the whole thing in two days. I couldn't put it down. I found it believable and it answered many questions. I have a deep interest in NDEs now.55
I really wanted this book to be good but unfortunately it falls short. Many of his accounts of heaven aren't biblical and as a Christian I believe the bible gives us a blue print of what our eternity with our Savior will be like. This story seems to have been concocted by reading other people's accounts and coming up with a man made story. The realm of the earthworm was the most CONFUSING part. I wish him week and would hope for his sake he isn't lying about a false encounter with the Almighty God.15
This is an amazing story made even more amazing because of who Dr. Alexander is. The only negative I have is that some of the book is "neuro-sciency" and a little difficult to follow. Some of times I feel as though I'm reading one very long run on sentence as parts are redundant. All-in-all a great story and I'll be recommending this book to friends.45
I enjoyed it very much. It gave you a look into the after life.45
This books just confirm My beliefs of after life and how we need to prepare spiritually for our next life. I love the book and the way is written.55