Proof of Heaven
By Eben Alexander
Published in October 2021
Thibault’s Score: 2/5
In 2008, famous American neurosurgeon Eben Alexander contracted bacterial meningitis. He then slipped into a coma for three months. While in a coma, Eben Alexander believes that he went to heaven and spoke to God.
I’ve had this book in my audible library for roughly five years, and thought that I would give it a crack.
After reading the first third, I had to put it down. I wish that the author had spent more time talking about his own experience and the neuroscience behind it. Instead, he pontificated about his own life experience, his adoption, his emotions, etc… I hate reading self referencial books, and find them somewhat narcissistic. The book was incredibly saccharine, oozing with sentimentality for strangers that I don’t really care about.
Overall, it was quite boring, and I decided not to finish it. Alexander’s conclusions and science may or may not be good; but I didn’t ever go there.
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