Thursday, September 5, 2013

Powerful Reading

Books sometimes touch my very core. They enlighten, enrich and energize me-especially on certain subjects! The subject of today's post-NDE. Are you a believer or not? Please weigh in on this very personal and important topic and share your views.

I just finished reading, "Proof of Heaven", by Eben Alexander, M.D. The reason this book stood out for me was it didn't come with a lot of hopeful, flowery picturesque scenarios. It was pretty straight forward talk. To my surprise, I found myself wanting to read more and more because of its ring of truth approach and less talk more proof on the pages appeal. 

Never, did I think I would be so skeptical. I enjoy reading the lighter versions of Life After Death and Near Death Experiences. Books always gave me a dose of hope and reason to believe. Then, I realized how foolish I sounded, even to myself. I cannot possibly rely on someone else's  account of what happened to them, I have only my relationship with the Lord to fall back on. Isn't that the meaning of Faith? I can't proclaim Faith out loud and then only believe if someone else convinces me it's real.

So, when I picked this book up on the recommendation of my son-in-law, I did so knowing, or at least thinking I knew what I was going to read. Was I ever wrong! This book is clearly open and honest and speaks from a scientific point of view, as well as a truly awe-inspired, I know I still don't understand all of it either, but I have to share it, heartfelt place.

What I took away from this book was raw truth of afterlife. It left me with a different assurance than most reads of NDE books for me. Possibly because he is a man of science-and they are traditionally great arguers of the impossibility of life after death.

The fact that the brain, the very part of your body you think and reason with-was virtually completely inaccessible due to a rare illness, and for seven days he was in a coma-wasn't enough to make you wonder how much he and his family could endure, just when his doctors considered it was time to stop all medications and treatment; he wakes up and and literally, his brain comes back to life.

Dr. Alexander is a modern day medical miracle, and more than that, his real story tells us of much more than a medical phenomenon. His journey is beyond this world and into another much more miraculous than the one we live in now. His guide, an angelic being, accompanied him to meet and speak with the Divine Creator of the universe itself.

This is no fairy tale. Prior to his journey he could not bring himself to grips with a belief in heaven, souls, or God. Ask him today, and Alexander will give you a different philosophy. Today, his beliefs are true health cannot be achieved until we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of our personal existence, but only a transition.

This was a terrific read for me. I did not want to put it down. I found it very enlightening and not as cutesy as other books regarding NDE experiences. Maybe, because he was a doctor of science-he needed proof himself, I don't know. What I do know is this-this book is worth reading!

Rose L.