I very much enjoyed this book because it validated my own experience that happened due to a medical problem when I was young. The whole profile really fit me. It also presented other ideas to spark one's curiosity on the subject. This is one of those things that you almost can't fully appreciate unless it's happened to you, and that's one of the reasons why the scientific community hasn't treated it with alot of credibility. If you, or someone you know has experienced a NDE then this is a must-read.
I can't say I intensely enjoyed reading this book but then I've never had a near death experience. However it does stay consistent with the title. This book is not about describing near death experiences although some are described, mainly the author's. It's about understanding the experience and making recommendations about how to deal with the affects of the experience. There's quite a bit of material about philosophy and making correlations between main stream religious or philosophical ideas and the near death experience. I would say a near death experience is consistent with the belief systems of most religions including Christian religions. The individual's entire life flashes before them instantly and they understand how everything they did affected any other person. The author came close to dying several times I think and describes her experiences and tells how she attempted to deal with and understand these experiences. She also tries to find similarities with others who have had similar experiences. These experiences are much more common today than in the past due to the ability of doctors to revive people who are almost dead. I believe nowadays for some delicate medical procedures people are almost put into a death state to greatly reduce blood flow. I'm still looking for a good book about people who went to hell for awhile and came back. However if I recall the author suspected that maybe people don't often talk about going down there. Going to hell is an indication that a person's life has truly been a failure and that the person is bad. This book is mainly positive. The author believes in God.