by Dr. Eben Alexander, Piatkus 2012.
Eminent neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander always considered himself a man of science. His unwavering belief in evidence-based medicine fuelled a career in some of the top institutions in the world. But all this was set to change.
One morning in 2008, he fell into a coma after suffering a rare form of bacterial meningitus. Scans of his brain revealed massive damage. He was not expected to survive. As his family prepared themselves for the worst, something miraculous happened. Dr. Alexander’s brain went from total near inactivity to awakening. He woke a changed man, certain of the infinite reach of the soul, certain of a life beyond death.