Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.

Proof of Heaven

By Eben Alexander, M.D.

  • Publication Date: 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
4 Score: 4 (From 2,930 Ratings)

Book Overview

A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE
Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people.

A highly trained neurosurgeon who had operated on thousands of brains in the course of his career, Alexander knew that what people of faith call the “soul” is really a product of brain chemistry. NDEs, he would have been the first to explain, might feel real to the people having them, but in truth they are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then came the day when Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human— shut down completely. For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Then, as his doctors weighed the possibility of stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is by all accounts a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

This story sounds like the wild and wonderful imaginings of a skilled fantasy writer. But it is not fantasy. Before Alexander underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. That difficulty with belief created an empty space that no professional triumph could erase. Today he is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.

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Recent Reviews

  • Thought provoking

    3
    By Mrsmac09
    I enjoyed this book. It's a quick read that feels a little stretched out but understandably so because there are just no words to describe the experience this man has gone through. I loved that this particular doctor is connecting science and spirituality-that they can coexist. It was a great read and definitely thought provoking.
  • Proof of heaven

    5
    By Drealaespanola
    Amazing book! Extremely detailed and well written. Have and would recommend it to anyone !
  • Love it!

    5
    By It taught me so much!
    I loved this book so much! I learned so many things about Heaven and God and it explained a lot of what I was taught in church that I didn't understand too well. I also got a good Science Education! I highly recommend this book!
  • Very enlightening from a creditable source

    5
    By Aguar
    Don't ask me how, but this book popped up on my iPhone recently. I read the whole thing in two days. I couldn't put it down. I found it believable and it answered many questions. I have a deep interest in NDEs now.
  • Proof of Heaven?

    1
    By Lissyluvinjesus
    I really wanted this book to be good but unfortunately it falls short. Many of his accounts of heaven aren't biblical and as a Christian I believe the bible gives us a blue print of what our eternity with our Savior will be like. This story seems to have been concocted by reading other people's accounts and coming up with a man made story. The realm of the earthworm was the most CONFUSING part. I wish him week and would hope for his sake he isn't lying about a false encounter with the Almighty God.
  • Great story but...

    4
    By Kellymcgraw573
    This is an amazing story made even more amazing because of who Dr. Alexander is. The only negative I have is that some of the book is "neuro-sciency" and a little difficult to follow. Some of times I feel as though I'm reading one very long run on sentence as parts are redundant. All-in-all a great story and I'll be recommending this book to friends.
  • Proof Of Heaven

    4
    By JoyPlus24
    I enjoyed it very much. It gave you a look into the after life.
  • Proof Of Heaven

    5
    By Marvo62
    This books just confirm My beliefs of after life and how we need to prepare spiritually for our next life. I love the book and the way is written.
  • Disappointing

    1
    By Suri29
    The in-between chapters describing his NDE were too drawn out. I found myself skipping through, losing interest. The medical aspect/story also left me wanting. Perhaps my expectations were for a more concrete and less metaphysical recounting of his experience.
  • Complex

    4
    By Sunshine1862
    Great book! From a scientist and neurosurgeons point of view about his NDE. Complex reading lots of scientific terms too much in some chapters. But overall left me feeling excited about the future!

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