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  • Hardcover: 173 pages
  • Publisher: T. Nelson; 5th Printing edition (1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0840751397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0840751393
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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All through recorded history people have predicted life after death. But only now, with modern resuscitation methods, are we beginning to see Beyond Death's Door. Does death represent the end of this life or the beginning of another? Does anyone know what happens after death? Has anyone been there? What does it feel like? Is there evidence to support the biblical descriptions of hell? Anyone who has ever pondered these important questions will find new, fascinating food for thought in Beyond Death's Door, a significant book by a leading heart specialist the recounts the experiences of individuals who have survived clinical death and returned to tell us about it. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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All through recorded history people have  predicted life after death. But only now, with modern  resuscitation methods, are we beginning to see  Beyond Death's Door. Does death  represent the end of this life or the beginning of  another? Does anyone know what happens after death?  Has anyone been there? What does it feel like? Is  there evidence to support the biblical  descriptions of hell? Anyone who has ever pondered these  important questions will find new, fascinating food  for thought in Beyond Death's  Door, a significant book by a leading heart specialist  the recounts the experiences of individuals who  have survived clinical death and returned to tell us  about it. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1997
Format: Paperback
The stories in this book will give you the chills. These people came back from near death experiences knowing things that they could not have known if they had been in their bodies. The author is a respected physician, not a wacko. The things his patients told him convinced him that there is a God, a heaven, AND a hell. At a critical moment of my life, this book convinced me not to commit suicide
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Robert Anderson on May 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
A study of near-death experiences written by a (then) atheist doctor who was "scared straight" after recessitating a patient who claimed to have been in hell while clinically dead.

The Good:
* Based on first-hand experiences of a doctor who actually recessitated patients who then recounted near-death experiences, some of them bad.
* He comes across as honest in his concern for people's souls. He doesn't want to "convert" people, but is genuinely concerned that some of us are headed for a hell-ish destiny. So it's not written from the same New Age "We're all going to Heaven" standpoint as most of todays NDE stuff.
* Purposely avoids drawing widespread conclusions based on incomplete information. Many NDE books extrapolate wildly about the after-life just because someone saw a bright light and felt loved.
* He genuinely wanted to warn people that not everyone has a good experience. He tries to gently compel the reader to consider Christianity - and does it in a non-judgemental, sensative way without bashing other faiths.

The Bad:
* Too short, - and half of the book is padding (historical views of death and even instructions for how to recessitate someone!)
* I appreciated that he didn't try to stuff answers down my throat, but the main drawback was that he didn't delve into the questions raised by these experiences. For example, he points out that even some who considered themselves Christians had hell-ish experiences - but he doesn't try to explain why or what was lacking in their faith or life.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By T.M. Reader VINE VOICE on May 14, 2006
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This is a short book written by a highly credentialed cardiologist. He also was a self-described atheist . . . until he stumbled onto the information which comprises the theme of this book: Life continues after bodily death, and a few people have a had a peek behind the curtain and have described what they saw.

Dr. Maurice Rawlings compiled the stories of the post-resuscitation experiences of his own, and other physicians', patients. CPR is a relatively young technique that has become widely familiar to even lay people during the last 30 years or so. Rawlings goes into possibly a little more detail on CPR than most of us are interested in. I suspect that is what some of the other critcal reviewers are referring to as "filler". I also found it boring.

The recountings of the "beyond death's door" experiences were riveting. They have great entertainment value, however when one considers the real life implications (or end of life, as it were), the result is profound and terrifying.

Make no mistake -- Dr. Rawlings is now what is referred to in American culture as a "Born Again Christian". He believes what he has written and he offers a simple, available solution: Belief and trust in the Jesus of the Bible. Rejection of Jesus results in passing on to hell after physical death. Rawlings is quite clear about this, and supports his belief using references from the Bible. I found his previous atheistic position, his systematic compilation of "experiences" for the book, and his subsequent conversion to a STRONG Christian position to be compelling.

Obviously, this talk of Christianity and such repels most unbelievers, and leaves many in a frothing at the mouth rage (see other reviews). However, the author has written transparently.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By carl womack on July 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This isn't one of those books written by some quack out in left field, this one is written by a doctor, and one who has brought the dead back to life on more than one occasion. Here in this shocking book, people who have died and been brought back to life give their accounts as to what happened to them on "The Other Side". There is a Heaven, and there is a Hell, and once you read the true accounts from these ordinary people, you'll understand why you need to make a decision concerning Jesus Christ. Many of the folks in this book detail the horrors of Hell , and many share the warm loving and peaceful experience of Heaven. I have bought a number of copies of this book, and each time I lend a copy to a friend, it is never seen again. After one reads it, they share it with another , and then another and so on. This book will make you stop and think about death and about the after life. Get a copy today ! I welcome anyone who wants to write me and I will answer all inquiries when possible.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jacy S. Smith on December 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
I remember going through a period in my life many years ago when I had developed a very serious interest in the New Age movement. At the time, I had been dabbling with out of body experiences, the Tarot, Numerology and Astrology, among others. I had all but become convinced that life after death had more to do with traveling the astral plane than going to Heaven or Hell.
I was brought up as a Christian, although at that juncture in my life I had lost my way. I was about 23 at the time and suffering from chronic depression. I had tried many anti-depressants to no avail. I decided, based on the experiences of those whose books I had been reading at the time, that suicide would most likely be the best solution, and life after death would be a much happier journey than the one I was currently experiencing.
After attempting suicide (unsuccessfully) shortly thereafter, I ran across this book at a local, used bookstore, and the name of the book caught my interest. After reading it, I decided then and there I would never try suicide again. I decided that even in the worst of times, it was better to try and suffer through it with God's help than what I believe would have lead to my suffering in Hell.
This book honestly saved my life, and I can't recommend it enough to those who can, in any capacity, relate with my story.
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