From the Back Cover
"Finally, a science-minded physician has addressed the phenomenon of pre-death experiences with compassion, comprehension, and candor. Whether you are a hospice professional, a family member preparing for the transition of a loved one, or a person seeking to understand the nature of human consciousness ands its place in the universe, you will be uplifted and inspired by this book."
--Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Medicine at the University of Arizona and author of The Afterlife Experiments
and The Energy Healing Experiments
"Into the Light
is a courageous testament of deepest personal conviction and great beauty, the chronicle of a scientist and humanitarian on a journey of discovery into the mysteries of death and what comes after. I am not ashamed to say that I wept at times while reading this lovely book."
--Whitley Strieber, New York Times
best-selling author of Communion
and The Grays
"Dr. Lerma's conversations with his hospice patients at the border between life and death give us all much to contemplate. Reading this book just might change your life!"
--Pamela M. Kircher, MD, author of Love Is the Link: A Hospice Doctor Shares Her Experience of Near Death and Dying
"Eyewitness accounts of angelic apparitions are rare, but Dr. Lerma has more numbers of this experience than anyone I have met."
--Catherine Lanigan, author of Angel Watch, Divine Nudges
and the novelizations of Romancing the Stone
and The Jewel of the Nile
"Into the Light
offers immeasurable healing and inspiration of the heart and soul for those about to leave this earthly plane, and for their loved ones remaining...as well as a blessing for us all as we witness science and spirituality divinely bridged. The encouraging reminder that each one of us on this planet serves a purpose, and that each circumstance is a teacher of love, offers immense hope and upliftment for humanity."
--Claire Papin, host and producer of It's All Good
on Sirius Satellite/LIME Radio
About the Author
John Lerma, M.D., is the inpatient medical director for the internationally renowned TMC Hospice, part of the largest medical center in the world, The Medical Center of Houston. After graduating with honors from The University of Texas in Austin with a pharmacy degree, he entered The University of Texas San Antonio medical school and received his board certification in both Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has spent the last 10 years caring for the terminally ill and is widely recognized for his compassionate care and for his teaching of end-of-life care to nurses, medical students, and resident physicians. He is currently involved in a research project in palliative medicine with MD Anderson Hospital, the leading cancer institute in the world. Dr. Lerma is a frequent guest on local, national, and international radio and TV.