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Closer to the Light (Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children) Mass Market Paperback – July 30, 1991
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"New information on what may await us after death...Responsible, highly readable, and certainly thought-provoking."
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The most notable element I see in this book is that children do not pass ALONE. There is always a loving presence - someone that goes with the child - and takes away their fears and eases the transition.
There was one story about a young girl (age 7) who tried to kill herself. She'd been the victim of horrible child abuse and chose suicide as the only way out. She left her body and found herself surrounded by "a bubble of love and life". She was shown a tree - encased in ice and snow - and told she was in the winter of her life now, but that summer was coming and much joy was ahead of her in life.
She was 47 when interviewed for this book and her adult life had been one of stability, joy and much peace.
The other good reason to buy this book is because on page 147 is "the rest of the story" about the 1986 bombing of the elementary school in Cokeville, Wyoming.
Many of the children who were there when the bomb went off (they'd all been stuffed into one classroom by David Young, the bomber) told of angelic beings that gave them very specific instructions as to where to go to be safe.
Not one or two, but many children talked about the angels, or "nice ladies who were all lit up" and voices - all giving them clear direction.
And by the way, only David Young died when that bomb went off.
This is a well written, informative, enlightening and good-news book.
Jonnie is still our hero. He started two charities to benefit kids with cancer, the first at age 8, the second at age 10. He won the Kids With Courage Award 2002 and the 2002 Local Hero Award. [...]
Dr. Morse's research of the NDE in children was especially interesting, as children are guileless and have no axes to grind. Indeed, many of the children experienced places and beings in their NDE that did not coincide with the religious beliefs they had been taught.
Unfortunately, the subject makes some in the scientific community uncomfortable, and so we may not see additional or followup studies anytime soon.
This book was fascinating in a scientific way, and I couldn't help but feel that I was getting a bonafide peek at the world that follows this one. I highly recommend it, especially to anyone who has experienced a recent bereavement.
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Not really what I expected kind of just a few sentences and comments of Near death experiences. I skipped over a lot of it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent read and the fact that these are experiences of children too young to have been influenced by the opinions of adults makes it all the more important.Published 4 months ago by BMK
I read this book a long time ago and recently wondered if Dr. Morse had written anything new.
I was troubled to read of his arrest. Read more
This book is written by a pediatrician who relates the experiences of children who have had near-death experiences. It is one of the most important books I have ever read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mich in Minn