BOOK REVIEW: Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.


Review by Ryder Islington This isn’t just another book on Near Death Experiences. Dr. Alexander is a neurosurgeon and up until his own NDE, had no belief in anything he couldn’t see, touch, taste, hear or smell. He was pure scientist who ‘allowed’ his patients their faith as a comfort.

We can see from his writing that Dr. Alexander isn’t a novelist. He often dumps info into the middle of the point he’s making. Of course, without that info, the average reader wouldn’t have a clue what he’s talking about, or how extraordinary his story is. So we must not only forgive him for this method of informing us, but applaud him for this piece of work.

Dr. Alexander tells the story of his upbringing, his family life, his education and career, and then the sudden illness that sent him into a coma for seven days, and how that seven days changed his life. His story is a miracle.

I really enjoyed this read. It was amazing to see such a turn around by a pure scientist who has discovered the spirit world and can’t wait to share it. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about NDE’s, spirituality, brain damage, coma, or just enjoys seeing someone find his true self.

#Ryder’s Journal–Friday August 19 2011


The theme of this journal is the dilemma that authors face after we are published. Our job doubles. Now we have to write and we have to promote.

Fridays are good. There is normally no writing done on Fridays. Instead, the family prepares for the Sabbath. We make sure there is enough food prepared for Friday night, and all day Saturday. We make sure the dishes are washed, and the house straightened. We do whatever has to be done, so that, tomorrow we can relax. Sometimes my mind will wander as ideas, character sketches, plot points, etc., percolate, but by sundown, I am more focused on my beliefs rather than my work, because, despite the fact that writing is a part of me, it is not all of me, and always takes a backseat to my spiritual beliefs and my family.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend. I’ll post a journal entry Saturday night, after sundown.

Peace.