Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife Proof of Heaven question

Idela Idela Dec 20, 2012 09:22AM
Has anyone read this book and what are your thoughts?

I read the book and found it to be a good scientific explanation of how there can be an after life when the brain is dead. It was a very moving story and it is truly a miracle that Dr Alexander recovered. I do not doubt that he experienced his idea of Heaven and was profoundly moved by his experience. I can not judge the validity of his experience. Judgement is for God only. His description of Heaven seemed to be somewhat generic for me, but we all perceive God differently. I have experienced Heaven and God in my dreams, and Dr Alexander and I were both deeply moved by our experience.

I reccomend that you read it and make your own judgements. The book is a good read and a moving story.

Jack R East Jr.

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I've just finished reading this book. I thought it was fascinating. It's not like Anita Moorjani's 'Dying to be Me... if you have read this also - Dr Eben Alexander also goes into what was happening for him medically during the seven days he was in a deep coma and experiencing his NDE. What i found fascinating was his inclusion of how the brain works/doesn't work - how he struggled to come back out of the experience - how he reminded me that the world i 'see' isn't all there is... And of course, the most important reminder- That Love, is really all there is... I imagine how difficult it would be to find 'words' to express what they 'saw/felt/experienced' and i'm so very grateful that he did this for us. Do yourself a favour, read this and expand your 'horizons!'

I loved it. I haven't read too many books like this. But I picked it up to read on a whim. Blue butterfly caught my eye. I'm glad I did.

He really didn't have preconceived notions about WHAT happens after, other than It's just neuro chemicals being released, etc. This is what makes his experience stand out. He had this experience, and it doesn't fit cookie cutter accounts I've heard by others. It's pure, not tainted by preconceived beliefs. Makes one think.

I also love the added narrative on his part regarding what is going on physiologically from his neurosurgeon perspective.

This book is a gem. Read it. Be challenged. It may not be the way we've been conditioned to believe in the here after.

The foundation he has going is pretty neat might give it a browse.

I meant no disrespect whatsoever by using, "cookie cutter". I hope none was taken. My intent wasn't to devalue or make less significant anyone else's very real encounter.

The science is bunk, however, as a biography it has some interesting parts.

I read the book. I think many people, regardless of their upbringing or belief, have that little niggling hope that beyond this existence there exists "something". One has to wonder why we exist at all, so if or not we exist in the hereafter, however that may be perceived, is at minimum. a curiosity for everyone.

Alexander's story is one man's opinion. If he believes he'll fly around on the wings of a butterfly escorted by a beautiful woman in the afterlife, well...every man is entitled to an opinion. This one doesn't work for me.

I have read the book. I was expecting more from it. I guess I was disappointed most at the end and some of the things he did afterward. It didn't seem to have as much of a spiritual impact as I would have thought. Maybe it is because I am a Christian and I wanted to hear more that he became a different and devout man.

If anyone is interested in NDE experiences in a scientific study that also includes people's faith I recommend "Light and Death". I read it a few years ago and "Proof of Heaven" has prompted me to read it again.

McGee Magoo I've heard that Dr. Alexander wrote quite a lot about his experience but that his manuscript was so extensive that it was shaved down. I think he is s ...more
Mar 14, 2013 07:35AM

I've meditated for years and have had multiple experiences similar to Alexander's. To me the biggest flaw in his story is that while he goes to such great pains to describe how he couldn't have imagined all of this because his brain was "turned off", he doesn't mention that all of his memories could have happened in the few seconds that his brain wakes up.
Often I will write down my dreams and journeys while they are fresh on my mind. It is not uncommon to write 8-10 pages of extensive experiences that happened in 10-15 minutes of meditation.
Alexander seems to want this book to be scientific proof instead of just a vivid experience from a converted naysayer. For me that is this book's greatest flaw.

Ay Interesting that you should observe that Andrew... about being more 'scientific'.. i was talking to a customer about that very thing yesterday - in th ...more
Jan 03, 2013 06:21PM · flag

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