Loved by the Light is an important source for information about God, the afterlife and the meaning of existence outside the framework of traditional religion. It chronicles an extraordinary life filled with divine interventions, angelic encounters, near-death and shared-death experiences, and afterlife communications. This book offers pragmatic guidance about how to experience your very own life-changing spiritual epiphany and introduces a structured exercise called God for a Day designed to transform oneself into a perfect expression of God’s love for all things.
Not that Audette is given to sweeping conclusions. A logic-minded, even “dispassionate” hospital and hospice administration executive, Audette considered himself an agnostic up until the time that the “compelling evidence” for God’s existence and the persistence of consciousness became so “overpowering and undeniable” he found no other conclusion possible. It’s up to readers whether the accounts collected here of NDEs and angelic intervention prove persuasive, but Audette writes these mysterious, often harrowing moments with power, humility, and shivery small details, like the Beatles’ “Drive My Car” playing just after Audette realizes something beyond us had taken the wheel and saved his life.
Seekers and believers will relish other urgently told stories that touch on communication with loved ones who have died, as well as other moments of spiritual connection. Audette proselytizes for no established doctrine, beyond that promise of love, and sees in these experiences the potential to move humanity beyond “materialism, dualism, dogma and egocentrism.” Thought experiments and practical exercises like his “God for a Day” challenge offer an encouraging path for finding personal resonance and meaning in experiences like those Audette lays out.
Takeaway: The near-death experiences that convinced an agnostic that God is real and loving.
Great for fans of: Bruce Greyson’s After, Michael Newton’s Journey of Souls.
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