Embraced by the Light Paperback – Sep 1 1994
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Embraced by the Light is an inspirational map of the afterlife framed in the moment of Eadie's death, and presents a possible answer to the big question, "Why are we here?" An easy read, its subtitle could have been "The Average Person's Guide to Near-Death Experiences." Although heavily filtered through Eadie's Christian worldview, her vision of the afterlife does not include a wrathful deity, but a figure of love and compassion. Some readers may find Eadie's repeated Christian references bothersome, and Embraced by the Light will undoubtedly raise a lot of questions along the lines of "What about reincarnation?" and "What happens to people who are not Christians?" --Brian Patterson
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Eadie died at age 31 after surgery. During the time she was clinically dead, she alleges to have traveled through the spirit realm learning about the laws of nature and the history of the universe. The angels and other spiritual beings explained to her the reasons why different individuals chose to be on the earth and to accomplish certain acts. Her vision includes insights into the question, "Why are we here?" Our souls chose to come to the earth at certain times to be united with families that we had been soul mates with earlier in the spiritual realm, she explains. Perhaps her most intriguing insight regards the fall of humankind. "Eve did not sin because she was tempted but because she so desperately wanted to become the mother of mankind," she states. Much of her story is similar to other near-death experiences. However, she obviously includes many of her personal views about religious philosophy. Her use of mythical elements detracts from the credibility of her story. A better source on this topic is the works of Raymond A. Moody (e.g., Near Death Experiences , Sounds True Recordings, 1991) . -- Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
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The book explained a little about what happened to me when I was clinically dead from an injury in an accident, 1980. Although I didn't see anyone, I remember being in a beautiful green pasture with flowers and the feeling of total love, peace and harmony. It was a place I never wanted to leave!
My mother had a NDE when my little sister died. She remembers being in a beautiful place floating with an angel or guide as Betty describes. She then asked about her baby and was able to see her baby flying around very peaceful and happy. My mother said "she doesn't know me" and was told "she will when she grows up." Thus, I have always felt babies grow in heaven.
My daughter's best friend was struck by a truck and in a coma for months. When she awoke from her brain injury, she was recovering in a rehab center for months. The first words she spoke was seeing her grandparents - who had died several years before. Four months after her accident, she was allowed to go home for a few hours to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner. She saw a picture of Jesus on the dining room wall, not able to talk well or use her arms to function, she pointed to the picture and said "uh, uh, no, he doesn't look like that -- Jesus doesn't look like that." These were the only words she spoke during her brief visit.
I can go on and on about other people who have had NDE and I have no doubt we all of have destiny beyond this world! As for my daughter, she is in a much better place. I know because I was there once and look forward to returning to Heaven when my time is up!
After asking the question, time and again, of why I'm here, what's the use, and is there anything better after this, Betty J. Eadie showed me a different prespective.
I had started reading and studying about near-death expereinces, but Embraced by the Light was the most descriptive account I had ever read. I read that book three times before I had to return it to the library. After that, I couldn't be without it, and bought my own copy. Since then, I've read it three or four more times, and have also given a copy to a dear friend, who is sick like I was.
Embraced by the Light is a vivid and descriptive account of dying, that is told in a gentle, yet simple way. Betty J. Eadie talks of her experience with such frankness and simplicity, yet with such awe and excitement, and one finds it hard to not open the heart and mind to her story and the message she tries to deliver in it.
If you have lost someone close to you, or have dealt with the stumbling blocks of life so much so that you're asking the same questions I did, get this book. It may be the most comforting thing you can do for youself.
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I was eagerly looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately, when I finally got around to reading it. I was NOT impressed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Geraldine
Great book. Good price. Fast service. However, I did by a cd last month and it was not in the best of snap. It was skipping over songs. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Annie Taylor
Very good book it lifted my spirit, the reason why i gave it three stars is because she mentions that the beings up there told her that we have only one life (which only the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nicole
read this book in my early 20's and enjoyed it, and it is still a good read. Recommend to those who like stories of life after death.Published 21 months ago by pam5858
This is an excellent first book. I will be sharing this book with many of my family. I have always believed, but the insight that Ms. Eadie gives is another step in this life. Read morePublished 22 months ago by M David Erickson
I love the clear revelation of the stunning future that is possible. I read some passages twice just to incorporate it better. Read morePublished 24 months ago by GS