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Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven

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From the Back Cover:In 1975, Dannion Brinkley was struck and killed by lightning. When he awoke in a morgue twenty-eight minutes later, everything was forever changed. During this near-death experience, Brinkley was sent to heaven through a tunnel of light. On the other side, he received valuable lessons and spiritual knowledge, which he brought back and incorporated into ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by HarperOne (first published October 2004)
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Roberta Fennig
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING INSIGHTS into life and death. I heard him speak at an osteopathic conference in the 90's. He is as down to earth as he says he is. He is funny and a very special human on this earth. I believe what he says as I have heard other similar accounts of near death experiences. I have been a psychiatrist and osteopathic physician for 23 years. And a psych nurse for 10 years before that. I have heard it all. He is very sincere. His first book was called. "Saved by the Light". Also very good. You ...more
Jamie T
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
As someone who went through something called "The dark night of the soul" and became spiritually awakened or enlightened, this book made so much sense. If he was speaking truth and I believe he was for most of it, though sometimes we know how easy it is to stretch the truth, then this is something he truly experienced. I am fascinated by the afterlife, and I do as much research as i possibly can. Being someone who has experienced spirits/ghosts, and someone who has also seen/felt truth .. and be ...more
Mohamed Shedou
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Whether or not you believe this near death story to be true, the book is still a good read and has many deep insights and opinions. Worth the read.

Explains the spiritualism and your place within this world.
Great read and inspiration
Provides a lifestyle to live by in seeking a higher power.
Earl Jordan
Dec 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Book is a fraud
I have an occasional weakness for books about near-death experiences. They're all very fanciful: accounts of people traveling through tunnels of light, meeting celestial beings, seeing events that will happen in the future. When I saw this one at the library, it didn't take much to get me to read it.

Dannion Brinkley was a cocky troublemaker when he was struck my lightning at age 25. He was pronounced dead. There the story gets interesting. Like Betty Eadie and several others who have published b
Trey Nowell
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the insight from author Dannion Brinkley. He gives what I feel is an honest account of his life after death experience. Reading the work of Raymond Moody, it was nice to see how he worked with him on a lot of this NDE understanding. I feel there is a lot that needs to be examined in the field of NDE, where focusing on the aspects of love, knowledge, and bettering the Earth are exactly what the spirits from above would want and what Jesus taught while briefly on the Earth. I like ...more
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read, "In 1975, Dannion Brinkley was struck and killed by lightning. When he awoke in a morgue twenty-eight minutes later, everything was forever changed." it most definitely intrigued me. When my mom started reading it and suggested I do the same, I gave it a go and read the first chapter. After that chapter I knew that I wanted to continue and read the rest. If you are interested in near-death experiences I would suggest you to pick it up. It offers insight and information into the afte ...more
Feb 24, 2009 rated it it was ok
hmmmm. Hard to find this a true story. Will have to research this man and his credibility. But my final take on him is this: Until he fully understands the secrets of the universe without any doubt what so ever maybe he should hold off on teaching others what he thinks. Just because you died 3 times doesn't make you an expert. haha! What I mean is he doesn't really understand what happened don't start your own religion and mess everyone else up. YOU JUST DONT KNOW and leave it at that. Just tell ...more
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Gift

Death of the physical body releases the spirit back to him he gave it. Few if any die a physical death then live again to tell the story. Secrets of the Light is once such tale. It is an engrossing tale immersed in biblical truths that are spiritually discerned and not weighted down with an overabundance of scientific jargon that is difficult to understand . This book communicates intimate knowledge of NDE that cultivates understanding. This is a gift.
Jun 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was ok. It was a really long drawn out book, in my opinion. It was supposed to be all about Brinkley's seven lessons he learned in heaven. Majority of the book was about his life and then at the last few chapters finally got into the lessons from heaven. It was a great book to read, though, if you are still in the beginning stages of believing, or if you are having a hard time believing in heaven.
Diane Sullivan
Jul 29, 2010 rated it liked it
It did make me open my mind and practice trusting. I appreciate this book but it is not my style. Being Asian I am use to lessons being taught in one sentence instead of an entire chapter. Maybe I am not spiritually mature enough to feel the author's words but I wish he had more life stories instead of repeated rambling that sounded like preaching.

A loving person who is seeking guidance in life and death might enjoy hearing this author speak.
Melissa Johnson
Feb 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating book written by a self-proclaimed redneck who has experienced 3 near death experiences--twice being struck by lightning and another time being declared legally dead during an operation--and now teaches the information he received about the afterlife while "dead." Fascinating.
Feb 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Interesting that he claims to have experienced Hell in his third Near Death Experience. That would be the first I have heard of this kind of NDE. I think its great that he concludes he has had these experiences to become a Hospice volunteer which he has now done for 30 years and helping others to pass on peacefully.
Feb 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Interesting book by a man who had three near-death experiences, and what he learned from them. What I found most interesting is, it took three experiences for him to realize he should change his life. Slow learner.
Scottsdale Public Library
You don't have to get struck by lightning to know what the grand scale of life is…

-Doris S.-
Russ Kane
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!!! It will inspire you
Karol K
Apr 11, 2013 rated it liked it
If you have read his other book this might be repetitious for in the beginning.

I urge all to read the lessons and especially the last chapter.
Mike Allen
very interesting, but Im still somewhat skeptical. He does have a real focus on love and being loving to our fellowman, and I loved that :)
Dec 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I thought the beginning was really eye opening. Throughout the book it started getting really religious though and I wasn't too fond of that.
Connie Backus-yoder
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
informative and inspiring.
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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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