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Based on the largest near-death experience study in history, involving 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions, including nonbelievers, God and the Afterlife presents startling evidence that a Supreme Being exists—and there is amazing consistency about what he is like.
In his bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife, Dr. Jeffrey Long showed us that there is a strong scientific case for life after death. Now, he goes further, revealing evidence that God is real. At the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Dr. Long studied the stories of thousands of people who have journeyed to the afterlife. Though there are a wide variety of differences in how people experience NDEs—some see a bright light, others go through a tunnel, still others experience a review of their life—he discovered that many of the accounts shared a remarkably similar description of God; a Supreme Being who radiated love and grace.
Expanding on his analysis begun in Evidence of the Afterlife, God and the Afterlife is the first intensive exploration of the people who have reported going to the frontier of heaven, met God, and have returned to share their journey. Groundbreaking and profound, it provides new insight into the human experience and expands our notions of mortality, offering possibility, hope, and comfort.
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About the Author
Jeffrey Long, M.D., is a radiation oncologist in Houma, Louisiana, and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, FOX's The O'Reilly Factor, and The Learning Channel. Long has also served on the board of directors of the International Association for Near-Death Studies and established the nonprofit Near Death Experience Research Foundation and the NDERF website.
Paul Perry is an internationally bestselling author who has co-written nine books on near-death experiences.
Table of Contents
Author's Note ix
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 The God Study 31
Chapter 3 Encounters with Love 49
Chapter 4 Universal Love 73
Chapter 5 Purpose, Meaning, and Relationships 93
Chapter 6 Judgment 103
Chapter 7 Insight and Revelation 117
Chapter 8 Heaven 135
Chapter 9 Hellish Encounters 157
Chapter 10 God and Religion 173
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's a great read for someone who has searching for answers, or just looking for understanding.
I had high hopes for this book. I have read other books on this subject and talked to people who have had these experiences and must say this book is very different. We are led to believe after death we just float around as a light, being part of everything. Kind of like the Borg on Star Trek. Some said they were given all the answers to the universe. But it was taken back before they returned so they don't remember. I did not think God takes back what he gives you, but that is just me. Very strange that you get to choose if you want to go to heaven or not. The book is also crammed with filler. Many things are repeated over and over to the point it is boring. Kind of like these experiences, after death you become light and just float, kind of sounds boring.
There are thousands of humans that die each day and millions or possibly billions who have passed on since live on Earth began. If there is a God, does He meet every soul who dies and do they all have to go through the NDE process or interview? Are all souls given the option to return to their Earthly bodies or pass through to Heaven? I think not. I consider myself an Agnostic. I have problems with accepting God on Faith, but have problems believing in natural evolution. How could all of our being happen by chance alone? If there is a Creator, who created the Creator? If God is love, why does He allow Man's inhumanity to man? Why all the wars, murders, cruelty to others, etc.? Does God accept killers, war mongers, rapists, etc with loving acceptance and forgiveness? I guess that anything is possible, but this book has not convinced me that NDEs are anything more than psychological phenomena.