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  1. Near-Death Experience Research Bibliography
  2. Personal NDE Testimony Bibliography

Titles are in alphabetical order.

1. Near-Death Experience Research Bibliography

Assante, Julia and Larry Dossey (2012). The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Atwater, P.M.H. (2019). The Forever Angels: Near-Death Experiences in Childhood and Their Lifelong Impact. Rochester, VT: Bear & Company.

Atwater, P.M.H. (2014). Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience. Faber VA: Rainbow Ridge Books.

Atwater, P.M.H. (2008). Coming Back To Life: Examining the After-Effects of the NDE. Kill Devil Hill, NC: Transpersonal Publishing.

Atwater, P.M.H. (2007). The Big Book of Near Death Experiences. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publisher.

Atwater, P.M.H. (2003). The New Children and Near-Death Experiences. Rochester, VT: Bear & Company.

Atwater, P.M.H. (1995). Beyond the Light: What Isn’t Being Said About NDE: from Visions of Heaven to Glimpses of Hell. New York: Morrow, William & Co.

Bailey, Lee W., & J. Yates (Eds.) (1996). The Near-Death Experience: A Reader. New York: Routledge.

Basford, Terry (1990). The Near-Death Experiences: An Annotated Bibliography. London: Routledge.

Beauregard, Mario and Denise O’Leary (2007). The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul. New York: HarperOne.

Bellg, Laurin (2015). Near Death in the ICU: Stories from Patients Near Death and Why We Should Listen to Them. Appleton, WI: Sloan Press.

Bennett, Rita (1997). To Heaven and Back. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.

Berman, Philip L. (1996). The Journey Home: What NDEs and Mysticism Teach Us About the Gift of Life. New York: Simon & Schuster Trade.

Burke, John (2015). Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God’s Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Bush, Nancy Evans (2016). The Buddha in Hell and Other Alarms: Distressing Near-Death Experiences in Perspective. La Vergne, TN: IngramSpark.

Bush, Nancy Evans (2012). Dancing Past the Dark: Distressing Near-Death Experiences. Cleveland, TN: Parson’s Porch Books.

Callanan, Maggie (2009). Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life. New York: Bantam.

Callanan, Maggie and Patricia Kelley (2012). Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness Needs… of the Dying, New York: Simon and Schuster.

Carter, Chris (2012). Science and the Afterlife Experience: Evidence for the Immortality of Consciousness. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions.

Carter, Chris (2010). Science and the Near-Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions.

Dale, L. (2001). Crossing Over and Coming Home: Twenty-One Authors Discuss The Gay Near-Death Experience. Houston, TX: Emerald Ink.

Diamond, Debra (2019). Diary of a Death Doula: 25 Lessons the Dying Teach Us About the Afterlife. London: John Hunt Publishing.

Ellis, Ann Frances (2012). Revelations of Profound Love: New Insights into the Power of Love from NDEs. Tulsa, OK: Trail of Hope Publishing.

Ellwood, Gracia Fay (2001). The Uttermost Deep: The Challenge of Painful Near-Death Experiences. New York: Lantern Books.

Fenwick, Peter & Elizabeth Fenwick (1995). The Truth in the Light: An Investigaion of Over 300 NDEs. New York: Berkley Books.

Fenwick, Peter & Elizabeth Fenwick (2008). The Art of Dying: A Journey Elsewhere. New York: Continuum.

Fischer, John, with Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin (2016). Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Fontana, David (2016). Life Beyond Death: What Should We Expect? London: Watkins Publishing.

Fontana, David (2005). Is There An Afterlife?: A Comprehensive Overview of the Evidence. Hampshire, UK: Iff Books.

Gallup, George, and Proctor,W. (1982). Adventures in Immortality: A Look Beyond the Threshold of Death. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Gibson, Arvin S. (1994). Journeys Beyond Life: True Accounts of Next World Experience. Bountiful, UT: Horizon Publishers.

Gibson, Arvin S. (1999). Fingerprints of God: Evidences from Near-Death Studies, Scientific Research… Bountiful, UT: Horizon Publishers.

Grey, Margot (1985). Return from Death: An Exploration of the Near-Death Experience. London, England: Arkana.

Greyson, Bruce (2000). Near-Death Experiences. In E. Cardeña, S. J. Lynn, & S. Krippner (Eds.), Varieties of Anomalous Experiences. Washington, DC: APA.

Greyson, Bruce (2010). Near-Death Experiences. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. Book 1 — Book 2. New York: Wiley.

Greyson, Bruce and Charles Flynn (Eds.) (1984). The Near-Death Experience: Problems, Prospects, Perspectives. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd.

Grof, Stanislav (2006). When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-Ordinary Realities. Boulder, CO: Sounds True Publishing.

Hagin, John C. (2015). The Science of Near-Death Experiences. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri.

Holden, Janice, with S. Avramidis (2015). Near-Death Experiences While Drowning: Dying Is Not the End of Consciousness. Denton, TX: University of North Texas.

Holden, Janice Miner, Bruce Greyson et al (2009). The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Kason, Yvonne. (2008, rev.ed.). Farther Shores: How Near-Death and Other Extraordinary Experiences Can Change Ordinary Lives. Toronto: iPublishing.

Keen, Leslie (2018). Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Kellehear, Allan (1996). Experiences Near Death: Beyond Medicine and Religion. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kelly, Edward, with Adam Crabtree (2019). Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Kelly, Edward, with Emily Kelly (2009). Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth (2014). On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families. New York: Scribner.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth (1999). Tunnel and the Light: Essential Insights on Living and Dying. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth (2008). On Life After Death. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts Publishing.

Laszlo, Ervin (2014). The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions.

Linn, Sheila, with Dennis Linn (2016). The Gifts of NDEs: You Don’t Have to Die to Experience Your True Home. Newburyport, MA: Hampton Roads Publishing.

Long, Jeffrey & Paul Perry (2017). God and the Afterlife: The Groundbreaking New Evidence for God and NDE. New York: HarperOne.

Long, Jeffrey & Paul Perry (2010). Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences. New York: HarperOne.

Lundahl, Craig, with Harold Widdison (1997). The Eternal Journey: How Near-Death Experiences Illuminate Our Earthly Lives. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Moody, Jr, Raymond A. & Paul Perry (2011). Glimpses of Eternity: An Investigation Into Shared Death Experiences. Indianapolis, IN: New Rider Publishing.

Moody, Jr, Raymond A. (2005). The Light Beyond: The Extraordinary Sequel to the Classic Bestseller “Life After Life”. London, UK: Ebury Press.

Moody, Jr, Raymond A. (1999). The Last Laugh: A New Philosophy of NDEs, Apparitions, and the Paranormal. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing Co, Inc

Moody, Jr, Raymond A. (1975). Life After Life: The Bestselling Original Investigation That Revealed NDEs. Covington, GA: Mockingbird Books.

Morse, Melvin & Paul Perry (1990). Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children. New York: Ivy Books.

Morse, Melvin & Paul Perry (2001). Transformed by the Light: The Powerful Effect of Near-Death Experiences on People’s Lives. New York: Villard Publishing.

Morse, Melvin & Paul Perry (2001). Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains are Linked to the Universe. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne.

Osis, Karlis (1961). Deathbed Observations by Physicians and Nurses. New York: Parapsychology Foundation.

Osis, Karlis and Erlendur Haroldsson (1977). What They Saw at the Hour of Death. New York: Avon Publishing.

Parnia, Sam (2014). Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne.

Parnia, Sam. (2007). What Happens When We Die?: A Groundbreaking Study into the Nature of Life and Death. London, UK: Hay House.

Price, John W. (2013). Revealing Heaven: The Eyewitness Accounts That Changed How a Pastor Thinks About the Afterlife. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne.

Ring, Kenneth (1999). Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind. Palo Alto, CA: William James Center for Consciousness Studies.

Ring, Kenneth, with Evelyn E. Valarino (1998). Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience. Needham, MA: Moment Point Press Inc.

Ring, Kenneth (1993). The Omega Project: Near-Death Experiences, UFO Encounters, and Mind at Large. New York: Quill Publishing.

Ring, Kenneth (1984). Heading Toward Omega: In Search of the Meaning of the Near-Death Experience. New York: Harper Perennial.

Ring, Kenneth (1980). Life at Death: A Scientific Investigation of the Near-Death Experience. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan.

Ritchie, Jean (1994). Death’s Door: True Stories of Near Death Experiences. New York: Dell Publishing Company, Inc.

Rivas, Titus, et al (2016). The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from NDEs. Durham, NC: International Association for Near-Death Studies.

Rogo, D. S. (1989). The Return from Silence: A Study of Near-Death Experiences. London: Aquarian Press.

Rommer, Barbara. (2000). Blessings in Disguise: Another Side of the Near-Death Experience. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications.

Sabom, Michael B. (1998). Light and Death: One Doctor’s Fascinating Account of Near-Death Experiences. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.

Sabom, Michael B. (1983). Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation. New York: Wallaby Books.

Sanders, Mary Anne (2007). Nearing Death Awareness: A Guide to the Language, Visions and Dreams of the Dying. London: Jessica Kingsley Pub.

Sartori, Penny, with Lee Nelson (2017). The Transformative Power of NDEs: How the Messages of NDEs Can Positively Impact the World. London: Watkins Publishing.

Sartori, Penny, with Julie Maisey et al (2014). The Wisdom of NDEs: How Understanding NDE’s Can Help Us to Live More Fully. London: Watkins Publishing.

Shushan, Gregory (2018). Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Smartt, Lisa (2017). Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We’re Nearing Death. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Straussman, Rick (2001). DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of NDE. South Paris, ME: Park Street Press.

Sunfellow, David (2019). The Purpose of Life as Revealed by Near-Death Experiences from Around the World. Sedona, AZ: David Sunfellow Publishing.

Sutherland, Cherie (1992). Transformed by the Light: Life after Near-Death Experiences. Sydney, Australia: Bantam.

Sutherland, Cherie (1995). Reborn in the Light: Life After Near-Death Experiences. Sydney, Australia: Bantam.

van Lommel, Pim (2010). Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience. New York: HarperOne.

Vincent, Ken R. (2019). God Is With Us: What Near-Death & Other STEs Teach Us About God and Afterlife. London: White Crow Books.

Vincent, Ken R. (1994). Visions of God from the Near-Death Experience. Burdett, NY: Larson Publications.

Widdison, Harold A. (2011). Trailing Clouds of Glory: First-Person Glimpses into Premortality. Bountiful, UT: Horizon Publishers.

Williams, Kevin (2019). Nothing Better Than Death: Insights from Sixty-Two Profound Near-Death Experiences. Seattle, WA: Kindle Direct Publishing.

Williams, Kevin (2019). Nothing Greater Than Love: The Scientific, Psychological, Parapsychological… Evidence of the Afterlife. Seattle, WA: Kindle Direct Publishing.

Williams, Kevin (2019). Nothing Wonderful Than Heaven: Evidence of the Afterlife from Near-Death Experiences and ADCs. Seattle, WA: Kindle Direct Publishing.

Williams, Kevin (2019). Nothing More Important Than Others: Why Loving People Is So Important in Near-Death Experiences. Seattle, WA: Kindle Direct Publishing.

Willis-Brandon, Carla (2000). One Last Hug Before I Go: The Mystery and Meaning of Deathbed Visions. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc.

Willis-Brandon, Carla (2012). A Glimpse of Heaven: The Remarkable World of Spiritually Transformative Experiences. Guildford, UK: White Crow Books.

  1. Personal NDE Testimony Bibliography

Alexander, Eben with Karen Newell (2017). Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books.

Alexander, Eben (2014). The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Alexander, Eben (2012). Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Antonette, Josiane (1998). Whispers of the Soul: Journeys to the Other Side of Life. Mt. Shasta, CA: Josiane Antonette.

Atwater, P.M.H. (2011). I Died Three Times in 1977 — The Complete Story. Charlottesville, VA: Cinema of the Mind.

Barker, Tricia (2019). Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation. New York: Post Hill Press.

Black, Dale (2010). Flight to Heaven: A Plane Crash… A Lone Survivor… A Journey to Heaven and Back. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers.

Bloom, Allan (2018). The Republic of Plato. New York: Basic Books.

Brinkley, Dannion and Kathryn Brinkley (2009). Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne.

Brinkley, Dannion and Paul Perry (1994). Saved by the Light: The True Story of a Man Who Died Twice. New York: HarperOne.

Brubaker, Don (1995). Absent from the Body: One Man’s Clinical Death, a Journey Through Heaven and Hell. Los Altos, CA: Peninsula Publishing.

Bubulka, Grace (1994). Beyond this Reality: A Personal Account of the Near-Death Experience. Fresno, CA: Quill Driver Books.

Burpo, Todd, & Lynn Vincent (2010). Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven And Back. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Dennis, Lynnclaire (1997). The Pattern: Lynnclaire Dennis’ Near-Death Experience. Lower Lake, CA: Integral Publishing.

Dougherty, Ned (2001). Fast Lane to Heaven: A Life-After-Death Journey. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing Co., Inc.

Dovel, Matthew (2003). My Last Breath: Matthew Dovel’s Near-Death Experience. Baltimore, MD: PublishAmerica.

Eadie, Betty (1999). The Ripple Effect: Our Harvest. Seattle, WA: Onjinjinkta Publishing.

Eadie, Betty (1994). Embraced by the Light: The Most Profound and Complete Near-Death Experience Ever. New York: Bantam Books, Inc.

Eby, Richard (1984). Caught up into Paradise: A Physician’s Account. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Farr, Sidney (1993). What Tom Sawyer Learned from Dying. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads.

Fenimore, Angie (1996). Beyond the Darkness: My Near Death Journey to the Edge of Hell and Back. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Hagin, Kenneth E. (1984). I Believe in Visions: A Fascinating Personal Story. Tulsa, OK: Faith Library Publications, Inc.

Jung, Carl G. (1989). Memories, Dreams, Reflections. New York: Vintage Books.

Kason, Yvonne (2019). Touched by the Light: Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences. Toronto, Canada: Dundurn Press.

Kircher, Pamela (1995). Love Is The Link: A Hospice Doctor Shares Her Experience of Near-Death and Dying. Pagosa Springs, CA: Awakenings Press.

Krohn, Elizabeth (2018). Changed in a Flash: One Woman’s Near-Death Experience and Why a Scholar Thinks It Empowers Us All. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Martin, Laurelynn G. (1996). Searching for Home: A Personal Journey of Transformation and Healing After a NDE. St. Joseph, MI: Cosmic Concepts Press.

McVea, Crystal, with Alex Tresniowski (2016). Chasing Heaven: What Dying Taught Me About Living. New York: Howard Books.

Moorjani, Anita (2012). Dying To Be Me: My Journey From Cancer, To Near Death, To True Healing. New York: Hay House.

Morrissey, Dianne (1997). You Can See the Light: How You Can Touch Eternity – And Return Safely. Tiburon, CA: Stillpoint Publishing.

Morse, Donald R. (2000). Searching For Eternity: A Scientist’s Spiritual Journey to Overcome Death Anxiety. Memphis, TN: Eagle Wing Books, Inc.

Moss, Robert (2014). The Boy Who Died and Came Back: Adventures of a Dream Archaeologist in the Multiverse. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Neal, Mary (2012). To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels… Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press.

Neihardt, John G. (1989). Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Oakford, David (2018). Soul Bared: A Metaphysical Journey. David Oakford Publishing.

Olsen, Jeff (2012). I Knew Their Hearts: The Amazing True Story of a Journey Beyond the Veil to Learn the Silent Language of the Heart. Springville, UT: Plain Sight.

Parti, Rajiv (2017). Dying to Wake Up: A Doctor’s Voyage into the Afterlife and the Wisdom He Brought Back. New York: Atria Books.

Piper, Don, with Cecil Murphy (2006). 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life. Ada, MI: Revell Publishing.

Pittman, Howard (1999). Placebo: What is the Church’s Dope? Foxworth, MS: New Philadelphian Publishing.

Price, Jan (1996). The Other Side of Death. New York: Ballantine Books, Inc.

Ritchie, George (1998). Ordered To Return: My Life After Dying. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing.

Ritchie, George (1991). My Life After Dying: Becoming Alive to Universal Love. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing

Ritchie, George, & Elizabeth Sherrill (1978). Return from Tomorrow. Ada, MI: Revell Publishing.

Rogers, Sandra (1995). Lessons from the Light: In-Sights from a Journey to the Other Side. New York: Warner.

Rosenblit, Daniel (1998). Transformed By the Light: A Judgment Day Experience. Canada: Daniel Rosenblit.

Russell, Lynn K. (2020). The Wonder of You: What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself. Lanham, MD: 6Th Books.

Rynes, Nancy (2015). Awakenings from the Light: 12 Life Lessons from a Near Death Experience. Seattle, WA: CreateSpace Independent.

Sharp, Kimberly Clark (1995). After the Light: What I Discovered on the Other Side of Life That Can Change Your World. New York: William Morrow.

Storm, Howard (2000). My Descent into Death: A Second Chance at Life. Kansas City, MO: Harmony Publishing.

Sudman, Natalie (2012). Application of Impossible Things: A Near-Death Experience in Iraq. Huntsville, AR: Ozark Mountain Publishing.

Sugrue, Thomas (1990). There is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce. Virginia Beach, VA: A. R. E. Press.

Suleman, Azmina (2005). A Passage to Eternity: A Mystical Account of a Near-Death Experience. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Amethyst Publishing.

Wallace, RaNelle, with Curtis Taylor (1994). The Burning Within. Detroit, MI: Gold Leaf Press.

Yensen, Arthur E. (1979). I Saw Heaven. Parma, ID: Eric Yensen.

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