Saved by the Light: The True Story of a Man Who Died Twice and the Profound Revelations He Received
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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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Saved by the Light - The True Story of a Man Who Died Twice and the Profound Revelations he Received
Mass Market, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by HarperTorch (first published March 8th 1994)
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Louise
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...more
James
THIS BOOK IS A LITERARY FRAUD.

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 NEVER LEFT THE UNITED STATES DURING HIS 18 MONTHS OF SERVICE.

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...more
Steve
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...more
Jackie
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.
Colleen
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
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
Debby
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...more
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
Christopher
it isn't that this book is so great or well written, i am just so fascinated by near death experiences.
Cherene
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
Sherri
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...more
Frances
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...more
Denise
Another book from Anita's collection. It was interesting in that Dannion had a very significant NDE that truly affected his life and his goals. He died again almost 20 years later. He met and developed a friendship with Dr. Raymond Moody who wrote Life After Life and I enjoyed learning more about him also as Dr. Moody's book was one of the first ones I read about NDE's in the late 1970's.
Tania
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
Merrill
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.
David
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.
Patricia
This was a fascinating look at the lightning experience since I also have been struck by lightning.

It was also fascinating in the information given about what he experienced after he died.....And how he came back. It was a real thought provoker.
Jennifer
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.
Michael
Dannion Brinkley's experiences are amazing! His struggles after he was struck by lightening were inspirational to me.
Eden
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...more
Sarah
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
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.
Joanne Lecuyer
I read it over 15 years ago. It was at a time when there weren't as many books on this subject. I did like it and searched for other books
Summerrain
His life completely change after his NDE and he is still running & serving the Spirit and humanity many years later. Good read!
Nanette
Meh. If nothing else, it's a fast read with some interesting stories.
Hannah
It doesn't matter to me whether or not what he says is true. He had a story to tell, he told it, and I read it. I read The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien not long ago, and in it he claims that just because something never happened doesn't mean it's not true. So as far as I'm concerned, Brinkley's story may be true or it might not be or it may have been true before being shaped and edited by memory, but it is a story nonetheless and leaves plenty of good stuff to think about. And I really don...more
Barbara
The book is fascinating to read - about a man who has a near death experience (NDE) and is changed by it. Prior to the NDE according to his own accounts he was NOT a nice person. In fact, he seemed like a bully. During his NDE, he receives a vision of hospice centers that he is supposed to develop. After his NDE, he devotes his life to caring for hospice patients.

Although it was interesting to read, I have rated the book "three stars" since there appear to be reports that some of what the author...more
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...more
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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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