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Proof of Heaven

A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

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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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Proof of Heaven

Based on Ecclesiastes 8:8; 9:5-6; and 12:7, the dead, REALLY dead, are DEAD. Once disconnected from life-there is NO way back. The Tanach tell us that it took Elisha great prayer to convince the Creator to bring back a boy. And (supposedly) he had twice the power of Elijiah! Based on Jeremiah 17:9, our brains (and, encapsulated within it -if you will, our subconscious), can play any number of tricks with ourselves (while we are hanging on to life by a thread) that would have us believe-whatever. Read The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer, etc. By the way, I'm a believer in a (the) Creator. Dr Alexander may feel good about himself for this "out of body" experience, but his story, though pushing on him to tell, STILL needs to be seen with more scientific eyes than emotional ones.

Words can't describe the power of this book


This book is about love. Unconditional and selfless love for oneself, and for every living thing we encounter throughout our life.

It's well written, well researched, and eloquently crafted. Be careful this book may change your life forever.

Proof of Heaven

This book does more than just reaffirm one`s faith in the afterlife. Dr. Eben Alexander`s brain was completely dysfunctional, yet he experienced a vivid other reality beyond his physical body. Life here on Earth can be pretty tough. Yes? The message of faith and hope within this book can lighten your burdens. We truly and now scientifically, thanks to Dr. Alexander, are more than our physical bodies. Isn`t that great? Wake up and smile; you are Love and Loved.

Proof of Heaven
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Religion & Spirituality
  • Published: Oct 23, 2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 208 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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