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The Awakening Heart: My Continuining Journey To Love Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket (November 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671558781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671558789
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,011,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Betty J. Eadie's unforgettable bestseller Embraced by the Light described the inspiring story of her near-death experience and its life-changing effects, and influenced the lives of millions of readers worldwide. Now she shares her journey of spiritual awakening...revealing how she has learned to live with the lessons from her experience, unveiling more mysteries of the spirit realm, and offering insights into how we all can live in a world where death need not be feared and we can embrace the simple, profound message of love that unites us all.

The Awakening Heart expands on the invaluable knowledge and insights she has received, giving us more revelations made known to her during her near-death experience and in subsequent visions and visitations, and showing us how the healing power of positive sacred energy can affect and uplift every aspect of our daily lives. Drawing on Betty's own sometimes difficult spiritual awakening following her return to this life, as well as the ennobling experiences share by some of the people she has met on her journeys, The Awakening Heart radiates the strength of unconditional love, helping each one of us to seek and find the light of God within us.

Betty's message of love is elemental: when we truly serve others, we grow spiritually. The Awakening Heart is an exciting inner adventure and a moving personal quest that will help us open our hearts, light our own spiritual paths, and infinitely strengthen our ability to love and be loved.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Betty J. Eadie is the author of the New York Times #1 bestselling book Embraced By the Light. Her first book written, Embraced By the Light, became a permanent fixture on bestselling lists throughout the world, printing well over 5,000,000 copies. Now on her second book, The Awakening Heart, Betty is supported by her eight children and eleven grandchildren and she will be celebrating her thirty-third year of marriage with her husband Joe. Betty and Joe still reside in Seattle where they are raising little Betty, who is now sixteen years of age. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Betty J. Eadie, author of the international bestseller Embraced By The Light, had the most eminent, prominent and extensive near-death experience ever recorded. She has written several books in an effort to share with others what she was shown in the spirit world about God and man's existence, the meaning of life and what awaits all in the after life. Betty has given countless speaking events, lectures, radio and television appearances and interviews across America and abroad informing others that death need not be feared, the exquisite beauty of the spirit world, meeting Jesus, reuniting with deceased loved ones and the most important message of God's unconditional love: that all are here to learn to "love one another."

Betty J. (Stewart) Eadie is the mother of eight children, to-date she is a grandmother of sixteen grandchildren and has six great-grandchildren. She celebrated forty-eight years of marriage to her late husband Joseph L. Eadie Sr. before his passing in 2011. Betty was born in 1942 in Valentine, Nebraska and was raised on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and in Rapid City, South Dakota. The seventh of ten children, her mother was Native American "Lakota Sioux", and her father was Scots-Irish. At the age of four, Betty's parents separated and she was placed in an Indian Catholic boarding school along with six of her siblings. Betty spent her youth in Indian Boarding Schools finally leaving them to marry and began a life that she dreamed of. Her dreams dashed, Betty remarried, this time to Joe who became her "rock" of strength and balance in life.

After nearly 49 years of life together, Joe made his transition to heaven February 8, 2011. Betty and six of her adult children reside in the state of Washington.

In November of 1973, at the age of 31, Betty J. Eadie died following routine surgery. After undergoing what has been called "the most profound and detailed near-death experience ever recorded." Her spirit separated from her body and she traveled home to check on her family who were unaware of her presence. She then traveled through a tunnel of blackness to a being of light whom she recognized as the Savior of our world, Jesus Christ. Betty was then sent to view various aspects of what she calls our "heavenly home." She walked through a beautiful garden, was shown the creation of this world, experienced a "life-review" and then was told she must return to earth-and why. Betty was then returned to her physical body with a life-changing message for all who will listen.

Enlightened by her experience regarding the afterlife, Betty turned to the study of psychology and the human response to death. She began volunteering her time at a cancer research center comforting dying patients and their families. Through her volunteer efforts, Betty witnessed the perceptions of others and their experience as they approached death, and even some, like herself, actually experienced death and returned. Betty also began participating in a near-death study with a local university. Compelled to learn more about the "total connection" of spirit, mind and body, Betty entered one of the largest schools of hypnosis in the world. She graduated at the top of her class, and opened a clinic to continue her examination of the subconscious mind; the spirit within each soul; and their connection to life, death, illness and healing. Betty used her knowledge of the spiritual principles she was taught through her near-death experience to help others overcome adversity and find needed healing that can only come from within.

For 19 years, Betty shared the knowledge and message of her NDE with family, friends and small groups while continuing to practice all that she was taught during her experience. Eventually she began speaking publicly to larger groups, one of which was the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) as well as various grief groups and church gatherings. In 1987, Betty began writing her experience in pamphlet form to share with her cancer patients. Her efforts were brought to a halt when her father became ill and Betty became his sole caregiver. Then, in 1991, after the death of her father, she was prompted to pick up her writing again. However, this time she was "shown" how to finish the manuscript in book form. The result was the astonishing book, Embraced By The Light, whose phenomenal success quickly thrust Betty into the public spotlight. After "Embraced" was published, Betty gave up her hypnotherapy practice and began traveling extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, speaking on death and what awaits all beyond this life.

The extraordinary success of Embraced By The Light stunned the publishing world. Never before had a book by an unknown first time author, published by an obscure publishing house, demanded so much attention and become a long standing New York Times national bestseller. "Embraced" went on to sell over 13 million copies and stayed on the Times bestseller list in hardcover and paperback for more than two years, including a record 78 weeks in the prestigious #1 position. The worldwide attention and acclaim that followed its publication changed many lives, including Betty's. More importantly to Betty, the sharing of her near-death experience brought comfort and hope to millions of people by freeing them from the fear of death and dying. Its message of God's unconditional love also taught people to be less judgmental, and to live each day with greater joy and happiness. Such a powerful and timely message eventually made Embraced By The Light the fifth best-selling book of the decade.

The Awakening Heart: My journey to love, is Betty's second book. After her experience with God that gave her great tranquility and peace, her profound insights continued to evolve and Betty felt moved to share them by writing additional books. The Awakening Heart (which became a national bestseller only two weeks after publication) chronicles all that Betty went through upon her return from dying and gives further information of what she was shown in her NDE as well as subsequent visions. New insight is shared into Betty's personal challenges and triumphs as Betty shares how she and her family adjusted to her changes brought on by her experience and the new perceptions of herself and the meaning of life as well as the great loss she felt after leaving what she learned was her heavenly home.

Betty's third book, The Ripple Effect: Our Harvest, is Betty's first teaching book and answers hundreds of questions received from the readers of Embraced By The Light. Betty gives still greater details of what she was shown in the spirit world. The Ripple Effect is a powerful and moving book that demonstrates how each of our acts is more important than we know because they ripple out to affect countless other people. The Ripple Effect gives answers to many topics that include: why there are so many religions; why evil exists; the effects of abortion and suicide; the meaning of life; dreams, visions, NDE's, do pet's go to heaven, and many more.

Betty founded her own publishing house Onjinjinkta Books, to not only publish her own writing but also to produce other author's who shared her beliefs of what she was shown in her experience. Betty's third book, The Ripple Effect, was the first book published by her own publishing house.

Embraced By The Light Prayers and Devotions for Daily Living is Betty's most recent work. This book is both a reminder of truths and introduction to deeper understanding learned from Embraced By The Light. It is a book designed to be read every day and offers daily strength to its reader of how to weather life's hardships as it deepens one's connection to God. With patient and consistent use, this unique collection of daily devotions cultivates what Betty learned is the greatest of all God's gifts: unconditional love.

Today, after more than 37 years of NDE studies, Betty J. Eadie continues her quest by collecting and evaluating thousands of near-death accounts. Through lectures and workshops, she offers understanding not only of the afterlife with God but understanding of how to live this life in a fulfilling way. And, should it be part of Betty's mission, she hopes to see Embraced By The Light brought to film.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Gale Thacker on October 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I loved "Embraced By the Light". It changed my life and way of thinking! "Awakening Heart" did not have the same effect until the end of the book. "Embraced By the Light" challenged old belief systems that were not working in my life and really made me stop and think and want to learn more. "Awkening Heart" seemed redundant until the end, where new information was given. Overall, it is worth the read.I can't wait to read Betty's latest book.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 10, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a very enlightening book. It can help you to understand your spiritual self. This is not as awe-inspiring as "Embraced by the Light" but I definitely recommend this one to any person trying to understand themself and God.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "cparks1" on January 14, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
After listening to Embraced by The Light on tape, I purchased this book on tape. I've listened to it several times now and benefit greatly each time. I believe that Betty speaks real truth because her message is simple: See with the eyes of love and the world is very different. I think it is best to know Betty's story from Embraced before reading or listening to this book because it is a continuation. I gained an inner peace and calm nature from learning this story that years of psycho-therapy could not have produced.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 30, 1999
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Betty J. Eadie continues her message of love in The Awakening Heart: My Continuing Jorney to Love. In this book, she just as delicately conveys her message of an afterlife and that the most important things in life are love and knowledge -- those are the two things we take with us.
In The Awakening Heart . . . Betty tells how her life was affected by the success of Embraced By The Light, and how she struggled with the message she had recevied from the near-death experience. She explains how she felt that earth was so drab and conveys her yearning to return to her real "home" where there was colors like we've never seen here on earth, and where there is love like we've never felt.
Painstakingly, Betty knew she had to live her life fully for her family, and that she had a job to do. She didn't know what her purpose was, but she knew she's be on this earth until it was completed.
An so, The Awakening Heart is Betty's continuing message, in more detail. If more hearts awakened to messages like those that Betty has delivered, it would be a better world.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dolphin on April 20, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
For the person/s worried that the bible and Christianity are diminished in this book, its message goes well beyond the bible and religions. Love embraces all religions yet exceeds all of them in its magnificent majesty. That universality and common humanity are the very fabric of what Eadie is discussing. Namaste...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 1997
Format: Hardcover
I always knew a very special place existed. By giving us a 'snapshot' He has worked through Betty Jean to bring out the best in each of us. A lovely before, during, and after preview of the real thing. Get your copy today
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By pigzie on February 28, 2004
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I so loved Embraced by the light that I sought out other books by Betty J Eadie. This book gives the message of hope and love, but not like her first book. Still worth reading if you are a fan of Embraced.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kozzie on August 30, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In having had what I call a soul illumination experience happen to me in May of 2009, I related to some of what Betty described in this book. I realized that what happened to me was my own heart awakening! I found myself tearing up over things that Betty expressed because it resonated so much of what I've gone through. There are many parts of the book that I can quote, but to make it brief I shall choose only one: "Spiritual healing must precede physical and mental healing and that we determine whether our spirits draw on the positive or the negative energy available to us."

And as other reviewers have stated, I would definitely recommended reading Betty's books in order since this one is a continuation of her first book "Embraced By The Light." I also intend on reading "The Ripple Effect" after this.
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