When I first read Embraced by the Light, I had taken it out of the library. I had not experienced having anyone close to me die, nor had I ever had such an experience as a near-death experience. What led me to the library was a broken heart, and the separation from a person I thought was my soul mate. Prior to that, I had been slowly rebuilding my life after being sick with a debilitating disease that forced me to put my life on hold. As a result I was looking for answers. That's when I found the comfort of Embraced by the Light.
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.