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

Proof of Heaven

A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

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A SCIENTIST'S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE

Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people. A highly trained neurosurgeon who had operated on thousands of brains in the course of his career, Alexander knew that what people of faith call the "soul" is really a product of brain chemistry. NDEs, he would have been the first to explain, might feel real to the people having them, but in truth they are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then came the day when Dr. Alexander's own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion-and in essence makes us human-shut down completely. For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Then, as his doctors weighed the possibility of stopping treatment, Alexander's eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander's recovery is by all accounts 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.

This story sounds like the wild and wonderful imaginings of a skilled fantasy writer. But it is not fantasy. Before Alexander underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. That difficulty with belief created an empty space that no professional triumph could erase. Today he 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.

Advance Praise for Proof of Heaven:

"Dr. Eben Alexander's near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. [He] is living proof of an afterlife." -Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D., author of Life Beyond Life

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      1.0

      Read but not without healthy scrutiny.

      By Jumbuck

      from Sydney

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      Pros

      • Anachronistic
      • Anomalous
      • Remarkable

      Cons

      • Beguiling
      • Paradoxical
      • Suspect Research

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      Comments about Proof of Heaven:

      www.huffingtonpost.com/amitai-shenhav/proof-of-heaven_b_2073570.html

      If you are interested in the background to the author and book, check out the above article by a Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University.

      A husband and father of daughters can be an oppressive misogynist. A person in a relationship with a person of a different ethnicity/race can be racist. A homophobe can have homosexual inclinations. A Magistrate, lawyer, politician or police officer can be involved in criminality, corruption and injustice. A priest, carer, parent, nurse or social worker can be abusive and exploitive.

      Paradoxes in roles/professions/actions/beliefs occur regularly. The latter beliefs/actions all have huge impacts on the persons ability to carry out their roles with any credibility or relevance.

      A neurosurgeon can erroneously disregard basic scientific principles, evidence, peer review, cognitive dissonance and subjective bias. He can be swayed by personal intuition, interest, speculation and exaggeration.

      The fact that the author is a neurosurgeon does make his perception of what he experienced fascinating and perplexing. However it would be naive to believe that his title and profession by itself do not grant an unfathomable prima facie authority, academic rigour or reliability. His scientific background is surprising, but meaningless in terms of providing greater credence to the afterlife he argues for in-light of his interpretations and justifications.

      Many core elements of the author's logic, interpretations and justifications have been opposed, challenged and discredited by his peers and others.

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      5.0

      Excellent Read, really enjoyed it!

      By jo2147

      from Sydney AU

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        Comments about Proof of Heaven:

        I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written and easy to understand. I am a practising catholic and attend church every sunday. I have faith in God however always seek to deepen my spiritual journey and connection with the divine. This book succeeded in doing just that and it helped to strenghen my faith and belief.

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        5.0

        Best book ever

        By Bisou

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          Comments about Proof of Heaven:

          Great book; I see the world differently.God exists, he is awaiting for us in heaven.

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          5.0

          Excellent review from a skeptic

          By Margaret Numerologist

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            My books are always delivered on time and in excellent condition.

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            Inspiration Plus - People CAN change!

            By Skeeter

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              I found this book hard to put down and will definitely read it again (and probably again) To have someone with this man's scientific qualifications have his ideas so dramatically changed sends a real message of hope.

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              "Dr. Eben Alexander's near-death experience is the most astounding I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon. [He] is living proof of an afterlife."--Raymond A. Moody, M.D., Ph.D., author of Life After Life

              ISBN: 9781451695199
              ISBN-10: 1451695195
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 208
              Published: 23rd October 2012
              Publisher: Simon & Schuster
              Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 1.5
              Weight (kg): 0.2