Mamie’s Monday: Proof Of Heaven

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

by Eben Alexander, M.D.

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From Amazon:

“A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFEThousands 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.”

Mamie’s Musings:

While I had not read any complete books on the afterlife and near death experiences (NDE), I felt very familiar with many of the stories shared by survivors of an NDE,  and had never been able to fully discount them.  Author Eben Alexander says this best: that he wrote this book not for the completely non-believing sector, nor really for those who already know that there is a full and amazing communion with God in heaven after our earthly life, but for those struggling somewhere between the two positions.   Alexander is a unique person to discuss life after death because of his extensive medical training in neurosurgery, his previous doubts concerning the afterlife, and his personal story of adoption.  He presents a concise but heartfelt accounting of his NDE and the circumstances particular to him that reinforce the truth of his telling.  At the book’s end I was left with an optimism about my own place in the universe and a calm acceptance  of death as a natural pathway from life on earth to heavenly joy.

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