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Alexander, Eben. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife. 2012. This personal story of a NDE during an episode of severe meningitis and a subsequent miraculous healing is a bestseller in 2012-2013.

Atwater, P.M.H. Coming Back to Life: The After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience. 2001. New York: Citadel Press. A comprehensive discussion of after-effects of NDEs.

Kellehear, Allan. Experiences Near Death: Beyond Medicine and Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. This is a sociologist's perspective that gives a good history of ideas about NDEs.

Kircher, Pamela. Love is the Link: A Hospice Doctor Shares Her Experience of Near-Death and Dying. New York: Larson Publications, 1995. A hospice doctor's perspective on NDEs.

Moody, Raymond. Life After Life. New York: Bantam Books, 1975. The original collection of anecdotes that began the whole field of NDEs.

Morse, Melvin. Closer to the Light. New York: Villard Books, 1990. The classic about childhood NDEs.

Morse, Melvin. Where God Lives. 2000. An interesting view that talks about the left temporal lobe theory.

Ring, Kenneth. Heading Toward Omega. New York: William Morrow, 1984. The classic research about value changes as a result of an NDE.

Ring, Kenneth. Lessons from the Light. 1999. An excellent book about how NDEs are changing our culture.

Rommer, Barbara. Blessing in Disguise: Another Side of the Near-Death Experience. 2000. St. Paul: Llewellyn Publications. Discusses less-than-positive NDEs and how they impact the lives of those who have them.