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Why do we have NDE's? Are they a glimpse of Heaven or chance to change the way you live your life when you come back? I loved the way the author deals with her life after the NDE. In a Flash is about a young womans's death, then the life that followed.
In the past year I have read at least 20 NDE books by everyone on in the field. There is an American fascination with 'proof' of life after death, You can see it in the rather bizarre Ghost hunting reality tv shows to the proliferation of every manner of NDE book or New Age / traditional spiritualist medium and psychic. Traditional religions have always promised an afterlife, usually after living a good life within the precepts or faith of said faith. Still outside of the mystical visions of a few Saints or Holy Men, the NDE is `Unknown County' to Traditional religions.
Raymond Moody's books try to take an objective medical approach to the experience; some NDE books are travel-logs of heaven; details of crystal cities, indescribable colors and sounds, spirit beings, angels or communication with God or Jesus. Most NDE experiencer's come back with a message that we are all truly loved, created by God and need to tell us that we are all, `very truly one.' Some of the Christian NDE's see their experience as a validation of Christianity. Anita Moorjani, a Hindu in Dying To Be Me saw, her NDE as a strictly spiritual experience. While millions of people world-wide have had NDE's, (there is even a scale or list of common NDE elements,) the fact is the vast majority of people will never have an NDE.
Other than the fact that almost all NDE'ers has a positive experience, (Hellish experiences seem to be confined to be confined to those that believe in hell), the question remains, "What do they mean?Read more ›
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Kim Justus has chronicled her journey of miraculous recovery from a life-threatening ruptured brain aneurysm in this deeply personal memoir. Her descriptive account of how it feels to experience extreme levels of trauma allows the reader to empathize fully with the magnitude of helplessness and pain that comes from receiving a misdiagnosis. Precious time was lost as a result, preceding a complex surgical procedure that could have either killed her, or left her permanently disabled.
The skilled surgeon who saved Kim's life "just happened" to be in her home town at the right moment; one of many events that fall into place one after the other, in a series of answered prayers. The aftermath is a story of hope and enlightenment, woven into chapters that speak to the nature of shared revelation as Kim's influence brings unexpected healing into the lives of others.
This book will find its way into the libraries of those who will benefit most from its breadth and scope. With topics related to "paranormal" experiences now dominating lists of popular contemporary novels, this true story will captivate readers who may not often choose books from the "nonfiction" shelves.
I encourage all who seek reassurance that divine intervention exists to read this book, as it overflows with evidence that we are never alone. The "peace that passeth all understanding" can and does arise out of the most dire circumstances.
Thank you Kim, for coming forward to share your story of light's never-ending victory over darkness.
(Author of "Joan of Arc: The Mystic Legacy"
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When I picked up the book, In a Flash, by Kim Jefferson Justus,I found something quite different from what I expected. I thought there would be lengthy discussion of near death experiences and their usual similarities. That is not the case. Kim takes us through her life, the ups and the downs, and points out the blessings of the many "Flashes" she has experienced. Motivated by an unbelievable frightening experience, Kim has been drawn to the need to record and report her experiences. Over and over again, she related the numerous times God's plans have been made manifest in her life. She is certainly not just sailing through her days here on earth, rather she has experienced more than her share of God moments, and tells us how she navigated her way through them. She is inciteful and motivating. In my favorite part of the book, she describes a wonderful encounter with her grandpa. I have grand children, and I hope one of them will hold me in the same regard as she holds her grandpa. In a Flash, reminds me of Marty Haegen's hymn, adapted from St. Paul's letter to the Corinthians; "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard what God has readied for those who love Him." Kim's words give us an inkling of what it might be like in the next life, while at the same time telling us how valuable this life is.
Maurice C, author of "God is at the Meeting."
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While I applaud the Authors recovery, I found her writing to be so chatty and so much about herself in trivial detail, that I simply could not read the entire book. There are about 2 pages that describe her NDE. Apparently she did see the outskits of Heaven and her deceased Grandfather. Prior to that it is an endless detailed story about herself, very little about the spirit. As a man, I found this book to be incredibly Giddy and chatty...it was painful to read. I dont care about her dog or the dress she wore on her wedding day...but im sure many women would love this kind of detail and the very intimate story of her surgery and her recovery. The Spiritual side is only a minor detail of the entire work. A fine woman, with incredible individual courage,but I don't think many people care about all the little details of this one persons existence. We all want answers and those answers were found on about 3 pages.