If you caught a glimpse of heaven, would you choose to come back to life? Investigative journalist Judy Bachrach has collected accounts of those who died and then returned to life with lucid, vivid memories of what occurred while they were dead, and the conclusions are astonishing. Clinical death—the moment when the heart stops beating and brain stem activity ceases—is not necessarily the end of consciousness, as a number of doctors are now beginning to concede. Hundreds of thousands of fascinating post-death experiences have been documented, and for many who have died and returned, life is forever changed. These days, an increasing number of scientific researchers are turning their studies to people who have experienced what the author calls death travels -- putting stock and credence in the sights, encounters, and exciting experiences reported by those who return from the dead. Through interviews with scores of these “death travelers,” and with physicians, nurses, and scientists unraveling the mysteries of the afterlife, Bachrach redefines the meaning of both life and death. Glimpsing Heaven reveals both the uncertainty and the surprising joys of life after death.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: National Geographic (September 2, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In her long journalistic career, JUDY BACHRACH has worked at the Washington Post, the Washington Star (as a political columnist) and is currently a Vanity Fair contributing editor as well as a professor of journalism. She is most recently the author of GLIMPSING HEAVEN, The Stories and Science of Life After Death, which was published in September, 2014 by National Geographic books. The book is a journalistic odyssey filled with the author’s extensive interviews with those who have died and then been resuscitated – ordinary individuals who return to life with vivid, specific and structured recollections of what Bachrach calls their death travels. She also interviews the doctors, scientists and nurses who have examined both the death travelers and their memories of what occurred during those voyages beyond life’s borders – scientists, doctors and nurses who find these memories credible and accurate. Bachrach, who lives in Washington DC, is a graduate of Chatham College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She speaks fluent French and Italian.
Glimpsing Heaven by Judy Bachrach is a nice book, but still didn’t answer a lot of my questions and also I thought there would have been more talk of Heaven and God, but that is sadly lacking.
I did like some of the interviews of the people who had NDE, but a lot of them seemed so troubled. Others really enjoyed there experiences and didn’t want to come back. I really like how they talked about flowers and the colors that have never seen before. Also the overwhelming love they felt.
One thing that troubles me is why do so many of them report pleasant experiences when they doubted and didn’t believe in God. I just can’t understand that. I thought when we die we either go to Heaven or Hell. Maybe all experiences will be happy until judgment day, but that’s not my feelings on the subject.
I would have liked to hear more of the bad experiences and how they cope with things. In Glimpsing Heaven she does interview one person who had a bad experience, but she wasn’t going to start believing and kept on with her life. That’s hard to believe.
I did like to read this book to just see what the author had to say, but I don’t believe most of it.
It is interesting to read and would recommend you read it to just find out what is said in the book.
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