I don’t usually go for books about near death experiences. They tend to come out reading like an episode from Touched by an Angel or The Ghost Whisperer, but a book written by a neurosurgeon about his own experience sounded fascinating, and it was. In this book, Alexander describes his near-death experience, while in a six-day coma after contracting Bacterial Meningitis. He then goes on to find research that could help to explain this and put it into a scientific context. This is a good read for the believer in the afterlife and the skeptic alike. One caveat the book will be disconcerting to those who take a biblical/ Christian view of the afterlife. in this case, read with your eyes wide open.