Quite frankly I am surprised that Eben Alexander’s “Proof of Heaven,” is not more popular and being passed around in Christian circles. This is a riveting non-fiction story that is rich and captivating from beginning to end.
I will do my best to summarize without giving any particulars away. Alexander is a renowned Neurosurgeon, whom goes through an illness that leaves him in a comatose state for a week. His illness left the portions of his brain, widely considered by modern science, to be the center of thought and emotion, completely shut down.
The focus of the book is on those seven days. These were seven days that Alexander, an inferred agnostic and full blown scientist, believed that he experienced being in the midst of heaven. Eben relayed his near death experience in an unbelievably eloquent fashion and I could not put this book down.
On a personal note, as a Christian, it probably won’t come as a shock to you that I believe and am looking forward to being in heaven. So I found this story to be even more compelling that an educated man of science went through an experience that modern science AND religious circles cannot quantifiably explain. But I truly feel that Alexander did a great job of taking the reader along with him through what he experienced, even if the human vocabulary can’t perfectly capture everything J.
Yes there was some scientific jargon that I had to weed through as the story went on. But I can safely share with you that I made it through without my head exploding from not being able to understand the job functions and interconnected web that is the human brain. This is one amazing story that I highly recommend for you to check out!