Evidence of the Afterlife – A Review

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Have you ever wondered:

  • Is there really an afterlife?
  • What is heaven like?
  • What happens after I die?

If these types of questions are important to you then I highly recommend you read this book, “Evidence of the Afterlife” by Jeffrey Long, MD. Here’s why….

Is There Life After Death?

Evidence of the Afterlife” presents the first research on Near-Death-Experiences that is based on a large-scale database of global testimonies. Dr. Jeffrey Long started his web-based research on his site NDERF.org over ten years ago. He has collected over 1300 stories where respondents had to fill out a questionnaire with over 100 questions. Due to the length of  the questionnaire, it served to keep false reports down to extremely low percentages. (This is explained in detail in the book and is very compelling.)

The book covers “the 9 converging lines of evidence” which lead the author to conclude that there is life after death. For each of these 9 lines of evidence we learn about the phenomenon from first hand stories and also from the the scientific perspective. The science provides answers to skepticism.  Dr. Long presents evidence that demonstrates why a physical experience is not the cause of these experiences. The resulting conclusion is that the source of the near-death-experience is spiritual in nature.

Proof for Life After Death

These 9 lines of evidence that are discussed are:

  1. Lucid Death
  2. Out of Body
  3. Blind Sight
  4. Impossibly Conscious
  5. Perfect Playback
  6. Family Reunion
  7. From the Mouths of Babes
  8. Worldwide Consistency
  9. Changed Lives

What is a Near Death Experience?

Dr. Long defines and NDE as “an event that takes place as a person is dying or, indeed, is already clinically dead.” There are 12 common elements of an NDE, and a Near-Death-Experiencer may encounter some or all of them. They are:

  1. Out of Body Experience – separation of consciousness from the physical body
  2. Heightened senses
  3. Intense and generally positive emotions or feelings
  4. Passing into or through a tunnel
  5. Encountering a mystical or brilliant light
  6. Encountering other beiings, either mystical beings or deceased relatives or friends
  7. A sense of alteration of time or space
  8. Life review
  9. Encountering unworldly (“heavenly”) realms
  10. Encountering or learning special knowledge
  11. Encountering a boundary or barrier
  12. A return to the body, either voluntary or involuntary

My Conclusion

I found the stories and the scientific discussions in “Evidence of the Afterlife” totally engrossing.  I found that it that quelled all my skepticism.  This book was so interesting, well written, and ultimately, so inspiring, that I could not put this it down.

After reading this book I feel extremely sure of my faith in a higher power and in an afterlife. I also found that my belief was “widened.” What I mean by that is, I feel that what is “out there” for us after death (and probably accessible to us in life also) is far beyond what the limits of our minds and our religions have imagined thus far.

I feel reassured that love is the original source of life and the also the purpose of our time here in the physical plane. I think everyone should read this book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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