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  • Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

  • By: Dr Eben Alexander
  • Narrated by: Dr Eben Alexander
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
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    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 14

When prominent US neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander goes into a coma after contracting a severe brain infection, his doctors tell his family to prepare for the worst - death or, at best, survival in a vegetative state. Remarkably, Dr Alexander wakes up seven days later with his faculties intact. Just as extraordinary is his detailed recall of a near-death experience. Based on all that is known about how the brain works, Dr Alexander had no capacity, while in the coma, to create thought; his neocortex, the part of his brain that makes us human, had effectively shut down. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Anonymous User on 10-05-2019

Really enjoyable and enlightening

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Reviewed: 13-04-2019

I always love to hear about other people's interesting experiences and this is one out of the box. I found the story moved at a good pace where I kept listening before realizing it had been sometime before I thought to take a break. Hence it did not take me long to reach the end. What a great testimony of love, survival and revelation. I am glad I chose this as it not only takes you into someone else's world but also from the point of a professional. Definitely recommend this one.

  • Case for Christ, Revised & Updated

  • A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
  • By: Lee Strobel
  • Narrated by: Lee Strobel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 58
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    5 out of 5 stars 50
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    5 out of 5 stars 50

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fan of the paper back, loved the audio.

  • By Charles on 14-04-2017

History revealed

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Reviewed: 04-03-2019

I really enjoyed this book. It covered each element a person may wonder about and question when it comes to Jesus and if He lived. I did not find it one sided as others in the reviews as I believe he brought his own challenging questions to the mix and interviewed those that had done the research and work in understanding and knowing the past. If the research found that Jesus lived then that is what has to be presented.

I found the content thorough and interesting and really enjoyed the smattering of recent cases he had covered as a journalist.

  • Can't Hurt Me

  • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
  • By: David Goggins
  • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,593
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,146
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    5 out of 5 stars 4,132

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, heart wrenching, inspiring true story

  • By gary c compton on 07-01-2019

A little agonizing

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-03-2019

I enjoyed the first third of this book. Apart from the swearing, which for me wasn't needed, I thought the story was real value. Unfortunately after listening to one torturous event after another I was eventually worn down and did not want to listen to someone putting themselves consistently through physical torment, deliberately. Perhaps I was missing the point but I thought that I had got the point in the first part of the book, that is - push through and don't give up, don't think your best is your best because you always have more in the tank. I also lost the flow of the challenges he tried to set his readers, which might have been easier to follow in the hard copy version rather than audio.

There is no doubt the man is remarkable and did some remarkable things but the story for me was a bit like a trip to the dentist, not a fun experience, you are glad when its over but somewhat worth the the visit.

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