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Saved by the Light: The True Story of a Man Who Died Twice and the Profound Revelations He Received

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The Classic That Changed Our Perception of the Afterlife

In 1975, Dannion Brinkley was struck and killed by lightning. When he awoke twenty-eight minutes later in a morgue, everything was different. He had visited the afterlife, met thirteen angels, and been given 117 revelations about the future. In the years since, one hundred of the revelations have already come true. In
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Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published March 8th 1994)
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How can I believe someone who has been caught in many lies. What parts are true and what parts are simply manufactured? Do some research on the author and decide for yourself. Brinkley may have had some sort of
near death experience but the total number of experiences seems far fetched and stretches the bounds of reality (even if your definition of reality encompasses paranormal). It may be a good tale if one suspends disbelief as required in some imaginative fiction, but this is allegedly non-fi
This book was ok, but I honestly don't get how the people who write these books, die more than once. I mean who does that? Is that part of the contract? "Ummm...hey listen Dannion buddy....if you're going to write NDE books, you're going to need to die a couple times...ok?"
Tim Malone
Jul 30, 2013 Tim Malone rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in NDEs
This is one of the more controversial NDE books because it’s full of predictions about the future that failed to materialize. When I read how the visions of these future events were presented to him I had to put the book down for some time before I could finish it. In his NDE, beings of light came to him with little TV sets in their chests that showed future world events. He claimed to have seen in his 1975 NDE numerous major world events that happened prior to the publication of the book in 199 ...more
An interesting account of Dannion Brinkley's near-death experience. Well-written and profoundly thought provoking.

From back cover:

"On September 17, 1975, after being electrocuted by a bolt of lightning, Dannion Brinkley died. When he revived twenty eight minutes later in a morgue, he had the story of a lifetime to tell-a profoundly moving account of what happened to him during his near-death experience.

It is a tale of a dark tunnel, a crystal city and a cathedral of knowledge where thirteen ange

See STOLEN VALOR pp 385-387

The author of Stolen Valor filed a freedom of information request for the military records of Dannion Brinkley.
Not only was Brinkley not a "marine corps assassin" in Vietnam,


He spent his time in a Transportation Battalion at Atlanta Georgia.
Trucking supplies like toilet paper & blankets to other Marine facilities in the US.

He attended NO schools for specialized combat
Jer El

Dannion's story captivated me. I read this story years ago and then had the opportunity to hear him speak and to meet him personally.

Picture a rough and tough sob, from the South. Someone you might imagine would as soon kick your ass if you crossed them, with the air of one of those fire & brimstone southern preachers. It was easy to imagine the type of person that he was before his experiences detailed in this book, and a delight to imagine how he combined it with the part of himself that h
Dannion Brinkley was struck and killed by lightning. He awoke twenty-eight minutes later in a morgue, and discovered that he allegedly had visited the afterlife and was psychic to boot. As I read this book I quickly realized that I am just too cynical to appreciate it. I suspect it is time to return to historical fiction or maybe a good serial killer book.
Trey Nowell
I liked this account as it spanned more of his life. Whether or not this experience is legit or not, I am uncertain. I try to take these authors at face value for what they self-report. I read his other book with the similar title first, and now looks like this book had more information in it elaborated on, which the other book seemed to summarize a lot of this one (as it was written years later). I find the NDE very fascinating and am doing a lot of research myself in the field now with clients ...more
An interesting book I was so determined not to like at all. I have never read books soley focused on NDE's (Near Death Experience), so I was skeptical. But like most things I am weary of, I end up liking them in the end. I didn't love the book. I would have given it a 3.5 if that was possible. I loved the parts that mentioned the LDS point of view of the afterlife and their NDE accounts. For once, the LDS people were not put down in any way. Shocking!

Dannion's account of the room that the being
This book about the author's near death experience definitely puts life into perspective. Brinkley's experience was similar to a lot of other accounts I have read, but also different in that he saw the future of the world, and became able to read others' thoughts...interesting, no? But the thing that struck me about this book is that he was given a mission to complete when he was sent back to Earth, and it is to reduce stress in the lives of others so that they can become more spiritual, less fe ...more
simply amazing, and who wouldn't ask "why me" to be the single person to experience so much in a relatively short time frame!I I will have to research and see where and how Dannion is at this time in life, all I can say is wow!

from the opening page: "The Secret"

"Humans are powerful spiritual beings meant to create good on the earth. This good isn't usually accomplished in bold actions, but in singular acts of kindness between people. It's the little things that count, because they are more spont
Heidi Wiechert
Dannion Brinkley records two near death experiences in Saved by the Light and, I did some research, since the publication of this book in the early 90's, he's experienced another one. I don't think that Dannion ever thought that he'd be the guy to die (and die and die) and then come back and tell everybody about it. He suffers from very serious heart problems since he was struck by lightning and his recovery period has been extensive. He's endures severe physical pain and lost his first wife bec ...more
Este libro es pequeño, me lo envió Ricardo por internet. Trata de un hombre que le cayó un rayo cuando estaba hablando por teléfono durante una tormenta. Brinkley sufrió un paro cardiáco y murió. Cuando le dictaminaron la muerte él viajaba hacia una ciudada acristalada bañada de luz y tranquilidad donde trece instructores angelicales le hablaron de los acontecimientos que estremecerían al mundo antes del año 2000, incluídos el desastre de Chernobil, la guerra del golfo, y la actual crisis económ ...more
One man's account of the afterlife after being struck by lightning. His main point -- there is a life review where you relive all the wrongs you've done to others during your lifetime, but from their point of view so you can see how your actions made them feel.
I found some subtle inaccuracies of place (I have lived in SC for the past 40 years). I also found links on the Internet questioning the author's alleged service in Viet Nam. All-in-all, not a very convincing read. It only takes two sittings, though.
Non-fiction. Kinda interesting about a guy who had near-death experiences after he was struck by lightning, then later became psychic...
I also read "Life Before Life" by Jim B. Tucker about children who talk about their past lives.
Richard Stuart
Hit by lightning multiple times, near death experiences, visions of possible Earth futures, esp, this book has it all! haha But, ultimately, it isn't that good. Sorry folks, i'm gunna have to tell you to pass on this one.
it isn't that this book is so great or well written, i am just so fascinated by near death experiences.
In 1975 at 25 years old, Dannion Brinkley was talking on the phone and struck by lightning. He died, went through a life review, seen crystal cities and was told to build centers. He was also given prophecies of things to come.

He was dead for 28 minutes and when he came back, he couldn't move. All he could do was blow on the sheet to show he was still alive.

It took Dannion a long time to recover, but he was a changed man. And in 1989 Dannion had a second near death experience. His heart was so d
This book was EXACTLY what I expected- complete and utter bullshit. This guy claims he had a near death experience where "beings of light" showed him the future. Only problem is, most of the things they showed him didn't happen. In 1993, when he wrote the book, he claimed that they showed him Chernobyl, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the gulf war.But all his predictions that weren't made "after the fact" were wrong. He said there would be a nuclear disaster in 1995. that early in the 21st cen ...more
Very much a for-profits false prophet.
Utter nonsense.
Worth reading though.
His paints his petty minded vision of mercantile greed and jingoism onto The Crystal City of Light.
The effect is similar to that of an untalented graffiti artist disfiguring the Taj Mahal.
The mundane using the holy as its canvas.
Daubing the slogan of the hour upon the face of God.
A hubris not without its humour.
Interesting. Not incredibly well-written, but a worthwhile read for anyone curious about the perspective of one who was clinically dead and survived. Some of it is hard to believe and even harder to believe that the author didn't take an opportunity or two to embellish the details. But nonetheless, a good read for testing ones own assumptions and the limits of imagining what is possible.
Lisa Nienhaus
While I didn't get real warm fuzzies about the main character Dannion, the overall book was good. I felt like book went back and forth between explaining Dannion and other people's near death experiences and then back to how unwell Dannion is really feeling and doing. I'm learning that I like reading about people's NDE and from that standpoint, the book didn't disappoint.
Terry Haynes
I love reading on "NDE'S".

I enjoyed it. I believe his story but I do have a question about something that seems a bit contradictory, but all in all I enjoyed and would love the opportunity to just visit his center before I HAVE to visit his Center.
I would give this 4 stars.

This book started out being very interesting - the story of Dannion Brinkley's three near death experiences. As the book went on, the author's ego stood out very strongly and turned me off. I would like to believe his story, but am unsure if the author is just in it for the money.
I've never read anything like this before. I just randomly picked it of my mums book shelf.

I thought it was really well written and easy to understand.

Something about it has woken up something inside me. not sure what , but it has left me feeling happy and hopeful.

True or not, you can't help but feel a little inspired to try be a better person.


I have read many near death experience books but not one that start with a review of a "bad" life. And the love of Good is still the same. This is the Good I believe in. The forvgiver- no matter what!!!!!
Sheila Peacock
Dannion Brinkley gives his account of his near death experiences. His story is among other stories provides a straightforward reflection of his encounters on the brink of death and he approaches his story with honesty and openness. I do believe he was sent back to fulfill his God-given purpose here on earth.
Robert S HORN
A Great read I wood tell my friends to give it a look you should also

This book will give you a better view of life after death .
I gave it 5 stars I know you will enjoy it .
I loved reading about this man's experiences, his recovery, and how he changed his life to make a difference.

I am a little confused on his beliefs. He talks about how his center is going to is going to incorporate psychics, and that people can get to Heaven by many paths, yet at the end of the book he talks about how he reads the Bible. Some of his ideas and experiences don't really go well with what the Bible says. I do believe that his experiences are real, but I'm not too sure if I believe t
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Dannion Brinkley is an American author who described two near death experiences (NDEs) in his 1994 book Saved by the Light. He is also a hospice volunteer, speaker, and prominent figure in the New Age and New Thought Movement.
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