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Life After Life

Product no.: 978-0062428905
The groundbreaking, bestselling classic, now available in a special fortieth-anniversary edition that includes a new Foreword from Eben Alexander, M.D.

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Raymond Moody is the “father” of the modern NDE (Near Death Experience) movement, and his pioneering work Life After Life transformed the world, revolutionizing the way we think about death and what lies beyond. Originally published in 1975, it is the groundbreaking study of one hundred people who experienced “clinical death” and were revived, and who tell, in their own words, what lies beyond death.

A smash bestseller that has sold more than thirteen million copies around the globe, Life After Life introduced us to concepts—including the bright light, the tunnel, the presence of loved ones waiting on the other side—that have become cultural memes today, and paved the way for modern bestsellers by Eben Alexander, Todd Burpo, Mary Neal, and Betty Eadie that have shaped countless readers notions about the end life and the meaning of death.


"It is research like Dr. Moody presents in his book that will enlighten many and will confirm what we have been taught for two thousand years... that there is life after death."      ~Elisabeth Kubler Ross, M.D.

"About a year ago, I was admitted to the hospital with heart trouble, and the next morning, lying in the hospital bed, I began to have a very severe pain in my chest. I pushed the button beside the bed to call for the nurses, and they came in and started working on me. I was quite uncomfortable lying on my back so I turned over and as I did I stopped breathing and my heart stopped beating. Just then I heard the nurses shout, 'Code Pink! Code Pink!' As they were saying this, I could feel myself moving out of my body and sliding down between the mattress and the rail itself on the side of the bed. Actually it was as if I went through the rail down onto the floor. Then, I started rising upward, slowly. On my way out, I saw more nurses come running into the room; there must have been a dozen of them. My doctor happened to have been making his rounds in the hospital so they called him and I saw him come in too. I thought, 'I wonder what he’s doing here.' I drifted on up past the light fixture – I saw it from the side and very distinctly – and then I stopped, floating right down below the ceiling, looking down. I felt almost as though I were a piece of paper that someone had blown up to the ceiling.

I watched them reviving me from up there! My body was lying down there stretched out on the bed, in plain view, and they were all standing around it. I heard one nurse say, 'Oh my G-d, she’s gone,' while another one leaned down to give mouth-to mouth resuscitation. I was looking at the back of her head while she did this. I’ll never forget the way her hair looked; it was cut kind of short. Just then, I saw them roll this machine in there, and they put the shocks on my chest. When they did, I saw my whole body just jump right up off the bed, and I heard every bone in my body crack and pop. It was the most awful thing. As I saw them below banging on my chest and rubbing my arms and legs, I thought, 'Why are they going to so much trouble? I’m just fine now'."

Author Moody M.D., Raymond
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 208 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 2015
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