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My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  321 ratings  ·  56 reviews
In the follow-up to Elisa MedhusMy Son and the Afterlife—"a heartfelt, deeply moving story" (Eben Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven) her son Erik tells his astounding story directly from the afterlife, describing in detail his death, transition, and spiritual renewal.

My Life After Death begins on the tragic day when Erik Medhus took his own
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Atria Books/Beyond Words
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Iona  Stewart
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a sequel to ”My Son and the Afterlife” which I have also read and reviewed.

The book was “written” by Erik in the afterlife by means of a medium, Jamie Butler, who was able to directly transmit his words.

Erik, who was a gentle, caring soul, suffered from bipolar disorder and shot himself at the age of twenty.

In this unique book, Erik tells us why and how he killed himself, what happened to him after death, and in general all sorts of things about Heaven.

First, he is met by his Aunt Denise
Heather Quinto
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Life After Death: A Memoir From Heaven was a phenomenal book to read. The word "phenomenal" doesn't even begin to cover how incredible this book is. The story follows a young man, who has taken his own life, as he explains how his afterlife is like. He provides incredible detail of the things he sees, smells, hears, and feels while exploring his way through Heaven. Not only that, but you learn of his journey to becoming a spirit guide, what God is, the concept of time, and the feelings he ...more
Daniel Lucas
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone! Absolutely everyone.
Recommended to Daniel by: Elisa Medhus
Let me start off by saying "My Life after Death: A Memoir From Heaven" has been the only book I have ever sat down and spent an entire day reading, start to finish. In under 9 hours I have laughed, cried, smiled, shook my head with disbelief, and pondered life more than ever before. Through Elisa's loving description of Erik, and Erik's vivid recounting of his experiences in Heaven, I have gained unmeasurable amounts of comfort and wonder about what comes next. I spent most of my life fearing ...more
Kaylin Evans
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Alright, I'll go ahead and be the only person not singing the praises of this book. I'm going to (attempt to) refrain from commenting on the religious assumptions of the book, because I went into it knowing I wasn't going to agree with the author.

I read it simply because I was curious - I didn't even glance at the synopsis before I began, I just found it in my library's digital audiobook shelves and decided to give it a go. I thought maybe it would be the story of someone who died and was
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most interesting book I've ever read

I will treasure this book for ever it will be a part of me for all eternity. Erik has found me and brought me so many great friends. He has changed my life dramatically. I now see my fairies and the change in the air when spirit is near. I hear Erik and see that loving face. He has become my fave coach. He share so much of himself to help us grow.
Melissa Lucas McVicker
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This Book is a Life changer and a life saver! It is absolutely wonderful! Erik is a charming, loveable spirit who is wise beyond the earthly years he had. Thank you Erik for confirming what I have always known to be true. Thank you Elisa for sharing your wonderful son with the world and thank you Jamie for being his voice!
Janet Grappin
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was a godsend to me. My son took his own life the same way Erik did, and this book helped me understand why some people commit suicide and what happens to them afterwards. Yes, Erik uses the F word frequently (which I don't like), but so did my son and so do most of his contemporaries. It does give the book more realism. For all the people complaining about it, if you have read much about metaphysical subjects, including NDE's and reincarnation, you would know that things (even words) ...more
Patty Soffer
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who wants to be a full participant in life
Recommended to Patty by: Elisa Medhus
Here's a Book That Will Change Your Life. All You Have to Do is Read and Trust

This excellent book needs to be reviewed by the NYTimes, WSJ and other conventional press. The world must hear Erik's message and understand the beauty of his journey. People sit frozen every day, marinating in bad news sold to us by CNN, Fox A better option is to read this book and heal /eliminate all the unnecessary fear that chokes the very life out of you. Then allow yourself to cherish your body, soul and
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: life-after-death
"Oh Hell Yes"(~_~)
Jan 08, 2016 added it
Do I believe in life after death - yes. Do I believe that certain people can communicate with those who have passed - yes. Do I believe that a young man who committed suicide several years ago could and would have literally dictated a book from the hereinafter? That's where it starts to get dicey. And the 'authentic' swearing in the book certainly does not help, even with the explanation that he used to do it while alive, too. For the book, it could most definitely and should have been 'tidied ...more
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hei, hei, do you want me to blow your mind with this book? Yeah, yeah, sure, go ahead. Nothing better than being an emotional wreck in the middle of a work week. But I am thankful that I've read a few afterlife books prior this one because I would have experienced a nice panic attack collection because this one is very detailed (and funny) and did I feel the energy boost. Neale Donald Walsch, Ester Hicks, Dolores Cannon, Mike Dooley, Wayne Dyer, Michael Newton (and many more) have already given ...more
Susan Kelley
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audio, 2018
Let me start off by saying that this is not my typical kind of book. I was raised in a Southern Baptist household. I believe in Heaven and Hell. Personally, I don't believe that spirits are walking the earth with us. If you get a Ouija board and someone is talking to you, I am more inclined to believe that it is a demon instead of a loved one. That being said, I was still willing to give this book as much of a chance as I could. I probably only did it because I could listen to the audiobook. I ...more
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read many, many books about the afterlife since I lost my own son, Grant in 1969. This was one of the best I've read, gives me so much hope that my son is not gone forever. I would recommend it to anyone who has lost a loved one or is curious about death an what comes after. I have always believed in an afterlife, but still am curious about everything and anything about it. I thank Erik and everyone else who wrote this book in such a way that really touched me. I'm going to read the first ...more
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Am I still a skeptic? Yes.

This book was based upon chanelling sessions through spiritual medium, Jamie Butler, with the author and son, Erik, who died by suicide as a result of his bipolar disorder. It is difficult not to get emotionally involved in the story if you have had a loved one who took their own life or has bipolar disorder. At times, Eric is quite believable as a mischevious spirit who still spends time in this earthly dimension and but other times he does not. There is, however,
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
It was interesting... certainly a different dimension of reading/listening. Oddly, there were so many questions that came up while I was listening. Eric, the dead subject, talked at length about the dimensions after death, and spoke of 'god', 'the source', and different planets, but really didn't address some of the obvious questions... such as... is there alien life on earth or outside of earth. If there are guardians and spirit guides, why IS there so much strife on earth? What's the purpose ...more
Becky Morlok
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For all those who question an afterlife, who wonder what Heaven is like, and need reassurance that our departed loved ones still walk and even interact with us (albeit in spirit) every day of our lives, this is your book.

Erik Medhus, whose mother is a physician, committed suicide at a young age. This book is his story in his own words as he still impacts the lives of those here on Earth. He and his mother have a blog and broadcast that have prevented and cured a lot of heartache. Just wow.....

Jia Hong
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: life
Erik paints a very frank and hilarious picture of life as a Spirit. Some of it is hard to believe, but the message of the book: loving (starting with yourself), kindness, and calling are all very real.

There are some bizarre descriptions about how energy goes together, interacts between different dimensions and planes. It makes you really wonder, what the world really is and can be. Erik tries to do it all in a very narrative, funny human way---this is the true strength of this book.
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, non-fiction
Because I have read a number of books about this already I feel like it is a bit more of the same. However it's still interesting to hear it from someone else's perspective. Also, if you've never read a book like this or about this, then this is a great introduction to a life changing subject.
Melissa Leach
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a book I had a difficult time putting down. It was fascinating! However, this book was one of those books which left me wanting more and it felt like I couldn’t get enough. I personally am absolutely fascinated with books about the afterlife and this book was definitely no exception. A great read in my opinion!
Marion E. Goddard
A Guide for Knowing About the other Side

Erik and his mother created a wonderful glimpse as to what it is like when and after your transition to the other side. For anyone who loved the “Seth Material” this is a must read. Be prepared to be pranked by Erik, however. I know I was. Amazing what he can do on your computer.
Alexandria Whymark

Helps me to believe what my guide is sayi ng is true It all adds up! Thank you so much
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book from Elisa and Erik!!!
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read a lot of "NDE and Afterlife" books. This is a good one. Gives you lots of thoughts!
Lynne Delgado
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great reading Erik, Jamie, and Elisa.

I enjoyed this book very much. I like the frankness and helpfulness that it gives. Would love to read more.
Glennie Fitzgerald
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just graduated from Goddard College (Plainfield, Vermont) with an MFA in Creative Writing. The first book between you and Erik was chosen, by me, for my reading list of 45 books, artwork, and movie scripts to be annotated for the degree, two years ago. I wish I'd been able to add Erik's My Life After Death as one of the final readings for annotation. That is just how much I regard this second book, Erik's first. His perspective in this book and the blog is humbling and spiritually consistent. ...more
Terese Newman
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those looking to overcome grief and those looking to increase their spiritual lives
Getting through the first few chapters took some guts, however, it was well the continued march forward. Though the raw, detailed description ripped at my parental heartstrings, I was held in abject fascination with all that I read. From the dedication page, Erik’s description of personal suffering, his decision to end his suffering, his connecting with his grieving (alive) family members from the afterlife, to the unusual experiences he encountered on the other side, I found myself wanting to ...more
Corinna Carlson
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book taught me a lot of life lessons, things anyone and everyone could learn something from. I can't tell you what you'll understand from reading this book, but I can share what I gained by reading it. It is the most intimate view of a family struck with grief now loving and communicating in a brand new way. I cried, I laughed, I smiled and I had a lot of "ah hah" moments and a lot of yes yes yes 'happy dance of joy' moments. I no longer fear death, but the coolest thing is that I no longer ...more
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a detailed, fascinating memoir by a young man who committed suicide and is now a spirit. It’s about his ongoing after-life experience, dictated via a medium. If you have rigid beliefs about the afterlife, you won’t appreciate this book because it makes no attempt to convince you of the validity of his experience or offer proof of the afterlife. Ditto if you have specific beliefs about how spirits should behave.

I’m a prolific reader – hundreds of books each year on wildly varied topics –
T Koenke
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a member of the Channeling Erik blog, it was such a treat to read the second of the "Erik books." With the blog and these two books, My Son and the Afterlife and now this her most recent My Life After Death: A Memoir From Heaven, Dr. Elisa Medhus has processed her deep grief in a profoundly transformative and purposeful way and has given a gift to all of us who mourn the passing of a loved one. I will always and forever be inspired by Dr. Elisa Medhus and her amazing journey moving through a ...more
Silvia Corradin
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I came across Eriks' first book "My son and the afterlife" early last year purely by accident while I was looking for an audiobook to download and listen to during our long drive I was planning to take with my son, who suffers from a horrible condition called Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Of course, now I know there are no accidents. Because my son was always so fearful of dying from his condition, I wanted him to know "this life" is not all there is. This is part of my journey of ...more
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Erik Rune Medhus is an eternal twenty-year-old young man who passed away on October 6, 2009. From his new place in Heaven, Erik’s main occupation is a spirit guide who helps those who struggle with their human experience, and he is the inspiration and contributor to the Channeling Erik blog and community. With candor, sincerity and humor, Erik shares his own experiences and explorations of what ...more
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