About the Book
Over the course of his 25-year career as an anesthesiologist and intensivecare physician, Jean Jacques Charbonier, M.D., gathered hundreds of ac-counts of patients who returned from clinical death. Across all of theseaccounts--from patients with vastly different backgrounds--Dr. Charbonierfound striking similarities as well as indisputable proof that these experi-ences were more than hallucinations. He surveyed other physicians, nurs-es, and professional caregivers and discovered that their patients describedthe same experiences as well as exhibited the same positive life transfor-mations afterward. Igniting a scientific quest to learn more, he collectedmore accounts of near-death experiences as well as out-of-body experienc-es, attended dozens of sessions with mediums, experimented successfullywith electronic communication with the deceased (EVP), interviewed hun-dreds of people who have cared for the dying, and gathered countless inex-plicable stories of "signs" from the afterlife. With each experience he stud-ied, he found himself more firmly believing in the survival of consciousnessbeyond death.Dr. Charbonier distills his findings into 7 reasons to believe in the afterlife,beginning with the more than 60 million people worldwide who have re-ported a transcendent afterlife experience. He refutes the standard objec-tions of doubters and materialists point by point, citing scientific researchon NDEs and the work of pioneers in the field of consciousness studiessuch as Raymond Moody and Pim van Lommel.Drawing on meticulously recorded and hospital-verified cases, Dr. Char-bonier explains that we should not fear death for ourselves or our lovedones. By releasing our fear of death, we can properly prepare for "the finaljourney." As those who have returned from death reveal, death is simply atransition and its lessons enable us to live more fully, peacefully, and hap-pily in the now.
About the Author
Jean Jacques Charbonier, M.D., is a writer and lecturer whose 25 yearsas an anesthesiologist and intensive care physician led him to investi-gate near-death experience and the survival of consciousness afterdeath. He lives in France.