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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2012
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This book is even handed with the evidence and temperate in its conclusions. While Miller makes clear which way he thinks the evidence points, he sensible avoids talk of 'proofs' (and indeed points out that almost all of our decisions in life are made in the absence of irrefutable evidence). Books touted as 'introductions' often strike me as falling into one of two extremes: too short to be informative or too long to qualify as an introduction. Neither problem is present in this book. Buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2013
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Many of us have heard of "near-death experiences" (NDE's) in one form or another. For some of us, there has been a natural curiosity aroused, asking, "How can I understand this?"

It is, therefore, refreshing to read a work which is well-documented, intellectually honest, and informative - a book which removes some of the fog surrounding our question (s) about NDE's.

The evidence takes several forms. I suppose that one of the most significant forms of this evidence is seeing the paradigm shift of a number of skeptics, a paradigm shift which occurred as a result of personal or patient NDE's.

Curious about NDE's? Want a book with more than a superficial treatment of the topic? Want to read a book which shows respect for your intellectual capabilities?

Here's the book...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2013
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My sister won this book and I really enjoyed it. The Author was kind enough to send me a book too. I am already a believer in life after death but I think this book would be great proof to someone who needed proof. It had great references and it was very scientific. It's not overly religious. There are religious references. The author himself was not a believer of life after death until he did this extensive research. He also encourages you to do your own research and gives you references on where to start. The whole book documents where he gets his information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2012
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I just finished reading the book and am rating it five stars. I started reading the book with the thought of just glancing through it but once I started reading it I was compelled to read every sentence. The book is excellently written and researched. Both pros and cons (believers and non-believers) are examined in detail and looked at from a neutral position. Whether you believe in near death experiences or not, you should read this book and evaluate the positions set out and examined. - Tom Spoonts, Author: [...]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2012
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Using everyday language, the author presents a compelling amount of evidence and cites a wide array of sources to back his claims. Using both scientific observations and biblical truths, he gives us a detailed presentation into how simple NDE can be used as proof of Heaven. Easy to understand, and well documented. A solid read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2012
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The author, Steve Miller, does an amazing and thorough job introducing evidence for one of the hottest topics right now- near death experiences. He, a skeptic himself, presents many documented studies and explanations/arguments from different viewpoints. He also provides compelling evidence for near death experiences and pulls it all together powerfully on what we can learn from them. He also includes many resources for those interested in furthering their study and research on the topic. I highly recommend this book and recommend getting an extra copy for a skeptical friend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2013
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I've always been interested in NDEs since first reading about them in the mid seventies. But I stepped into what I call this "movement" when, in sorrow after losing my daughter, I was wandering around the internet looking for "something." I found Dr. Jeffrey Long's website[...] and ordered his new book, "Evidence of the Afterlife." At the time I had arrived a strong belief in a Creator (but not one that you would recognize from a Christian description,) but no belief at all in a personal afterlife. That changed after reading Dr. Long's book and a hundred or so NDE reports on the website. (His organization is called Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) and the website is run by him and his wife Jody Long. Probably around on the average of 3-5 new NDEs appear every week.) Mr. Miller's book came into my life after I had read a number of books on NDEs, as well as one on Deathbed Experiences and some books containing "channeled" information about the afterlife. I had also encountered, mostly on web forums, such as Yahoo Answer's "Religion And Spirituality" section - a lot of arguments against NDEs, proposed by smug materialists. I had become familiar with the usual smug explanations of NDEs, such as "lack of oxygen to the brain," "a ketamine-like substance produced in the brain at the time of death," "a wish-fulfillment fantasy," and a variety of propositions which explained that all of the elements of an NDE can be seen in other human experiences, e.g. during the administration of an electrical charge, people's experience mimics the Out Of Body experiences sometimes found in an NDE (turns out that in "electrical" experiences, the "vision" is only of the legs, and not the whole body, or some such.) Up until Miller's book came out, the best book that I had read so far in dealing with the smug materialist explanations was Chris Carter's. I still recommend it, but I knew that some people would never have the patience to go through all the information he presents (van Lommel and Long also present significant responses to doubters and deniers.) So when I received my copy of Steve Miller's book (from Amazon, of course) I was thrilled, as I saw on every page, information explaining NDEs and refuting the "evidence" against them. I knew that THIS was a book that people WOULD stick with for at least as long as it would take for them to absorb what is important about NDEs--that there is an afterlife, and it has something to do with what religions have been telling us all along!!
I don't think we know enough from NDEs what "the afterlife" is actually like, particularly in regard to different cultures and different religions. Miller seems to draw more conclusions of his own about what God is etc. than I would, in that regard. But it's true that there is no doubt that there IS an afterlife! Even if people in India are fetched at their deathbed by a Yamadoot who takes them to a rotund scholarly figure seated at a high desk with a book in front of him and Christians more often are presented to a being of light at the end of a tunnel... it's still happening after people die!
My final comment has to do with when should people choose to read this book. Is it really a good "Introduction?" Since I came to the book after receiving my introductions elsewhere, I appreciated the fact that I had read a few hundred near death experiences by the time I read this. And speaking for myself, I was convinced by the NDEers themselves of the truth of NDEs. My recommendation, if you have become interested in this topic and you want the best introduction... go to the source... listen to the people who have gone there and come back, and think about what they have to say. You might also want to challenge yourself by reading what skeptics, nay, disbelievers! have to say. Then when you read Miller's book, you will understand more thoroughly what he is addressing and get more out of it! But that's probably just me feeling that what worked for me would be best for everyone else! Reading the book first is great... but I do recommend that you read a lot original NDEs... and be prepared to be attacked by smug materialists if you ever bring up the subject at a party. There seem to be still more of then than there are of us!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2013
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What I liked about this particular book was that it showed the "big picture" of NDE's right now....it was a discussion about thousands of near death experiences that have been documented around the world.

What is surprising is that despite cultural differences, religious diversity, age, circumstances, most people who have experienced Near Death Experiences have had a similar experience.

Shockingly, people who have been blind from birth "come back" describing (in great detail) what they saw while they were "out of body."

Small children describe things that are beyond the scope of imagination or education at that level of development and what they describe agrees with the testimony of older witnesses.

I was profoundly shocked that there was so much credibility associated with the study of NDE's.

I am not one to read a book about one person's experience, in great detail, and decide that it's true.

I really liked this broad overview; a summary of sorts.

If you are interested in NDE's, I highly recommend that you start with THIS book, which will give you an overview of the subject and ideas for direction in pursuing further reading on the subject.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 30, 2014
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Miller thoroughly critiques the weak naturalistic explanations of this phenomenon. In some cases the naturalistic bias appears as little more than a blind faith oblivious to overwhelming evidence. Kevin Nelson said he "was dismayed when [researchers'] misuse of science led to what I knew were misunderstandings and myths: . . . near death experiences [NDEs] that proved God . . . and . . . an afterlife" (Spiritual Doorway in the Brain, cited in Miller, 122). Yet it was only a misuse of science in Nelson's view because it led to conclusions he refused to consider. What he "knew" in this case was not based on scientific investigation but was entirely his own unassailable bias. Nelson's book was not the only example of very bad science posturing as good. Note Mobbs and Watt's article in Scientific American discussed on page 89. Miller's work is to be applauded for its honesty and rigor, for helping the world to see the large amount of research that has come out in the last few decades, and for exposing and refuting the popular belief that NDEs are known to have good naturalistic explanations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Wow! I don't really shy away from technical jargon since I have a doctorate in Engineering and two masters degrees (math and experimental statistics) but was delighted not to have to look up or guess at any highly technical medical terms. The format for the book which first stated objections to supernatural or spiritual basis for NDEs together with counter-arguments followed by the reverse sides of the arguments together with their bases and counterarguments were exactly what I had been waiting for! There were substantial descriptions of many NDEs which gave the book a life of its own. The appendices, footnotes and references will keep me reading for quite some time. Indeed, I have this book in paperback as well as on my Kindle for easier cross-checking between the text and the footnotes, etc. As a concluded, let me state that my belief in both God and Heaven was strengthened considerably. Thank you, for this marvelous life-changing book!
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