Dr. Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven is a must-read for the scientific-minded person who may struggle with theology because of his/her left-brained dominance. In fact, Alexander himself was one who fell into this category of thinking until he found himself in a life-threatening coma for seven days. During this time, Alexander’s brain was, in essence, not functioning. Alexander, an academic neurosurgeon, is able to explain the intricacies of his illness in layman’s terms for the scientifically challenged like myself and still maintain reader interest.
Alexander describes in vivid detail his life-changing experiences in those seven days while in the presence of God or “Om” (as he refers to Him), the Realm of the Earthworm’s-Eye View, the Core, and the Gateway. According to statistics, this man should have perished from his sickness let alone have some lingering brain damage if not complete incapacitation. Instead, Alexander fully recovers, a medical miracle.
For the purposes of book club, a spread composed of eggs would definitely prompt discussion for as Alexander writes:
While in the Core, even when I became one with the Orb of light and the entire higher-dimensional universe throughout all eternity, and was intimately one with God, I sensed strongly that the creative, primordial. . . aspect of God was the shell around the egg’s contents . . . (160).