The full title of this book by Dr. Eben Alexander III is Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeonís Journey into the Afterlife. Sometimes it takes someone who is highly respected to have a book with sensational insights be believable, and this may be the case with this one.
Neurosurgeon, Dr. Eben Alexander III found after coming out of a deep coma lasting 7 days, that he had clear memories of traveling in the spiritual world that could not be put under the category of fantasies created by his brain in his coma.
More so, his NDE - near death experience of expansion into consciousness awakened him to the certain knowledge that we as humans are voyagers on earth, that we have come from a vast spiritual consciousness that is under the loving care of God. And that God is present with us and in every atom every moment for all eternity. Pretty amazing insights.
I found the author's words instilling me with hope and joy in being connected to all. He explains this divine presence that is always with us, though perhaps not seen by us, as if we are living on a multitude of frequencies - all of which we may not be aware. And he deduces that the lesson he learned can be summed up by love - that the unconditional love of God is present in a caring way for all of us.
The story moves right along while detailing the onset of Dr. Alexanderís illness and period of coma, recovery and his writing of the insights he returned with. I can promise that you wonít be bored. How could one be, when a chord of spiritual truth resonates with your own similar chord within.
And you donít need to have a NDE to realize these insights for yourself. Dr. Alexander recommends prayer and meditation as ways to go deeply into yourself and so discover, uncover the spiritual nature of your being that has been with you for eternity.
I am very glad to see this book come to life for everyone that is searching for proof of their soul or afterlife, or from where they have come.
I think it is a blessing to read about the process of Dr. Alexanderís analysis, from his life and attitudes in medicine and science, to his discovery of consciousness existing beyond the physical realm.
The easy-to-read format of the book makes it accessible to all serious voyagers on earth who want confirmation they are vastly more than their body and brain.
Details: Paperback; 208 pages; Simon and Schuster Publisher (October 23, 2012) ISBN-10: 1451695195; ISBN-13: 978-1451695199
Review by Susan Helene Kramer; BellaOnline Meditation Editor