WHAT’S THIS SITE ALL ABOUT?
Seems like it’s hard to have a civil conversation these days about anything except the weather. But there are some topics we need to talk about. We long for answers. We want proof, assurance, some evidence that will help us grapple with the questions that point to purpose and meaning in life.
One of the most enduring questions: What happens after this life? It’s been shrouded in mystery, fear, and anxiety. Cloaked in various religious or secular explanations, this question begs at us sooner or later as we consider our own mortality or the lives of our loved ones.
Some interesting research indicates that what we believe about the afterlife has measurable effects on our health and happiness here and now. What if this ultimate mystery wasn’t quite so mysterious? What if we had new evidence that gave us a peek behind the curtain? Maybe not enough to know everything, but more than we’ve had before in terms of a body of reliable data. Is that data pointing us toward something real, knowable, and true?
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NEW SCIENCE, NEW DISCOVERIES
Near-death experiences (NDE) became a term almost 50 years ago describing the specific condition of having “died”—no brain waves, no heart beat—but later being resuscitated. During the time of physical death, survivors describe seeing places, people, and beings in vivid detail.
The world of science largely ignored what seems on the face of it to be non-material study, that is, outside the normal boundaries science can observe or measure. That is changing. An increasing body of research now verify claims made by people without brain or heart function in the material world. As more published studies arrive (900 and counting) the tide has turned. Skeptics, researchers, and lay people have become fascinated with what we are learning and the picture that emerges when statistically valid studies look at NDEs.
This site is dedicated to exploring near-death experiences and what they can tell us about the possibility of life after this life, the existence and identity of God, and the hope it brings today. This site is based around John Burke’s New York Times best-selling book, Imagine Heaven, where he studied over 1000 NDEs (including those on this site). This site is not exhaustive, but designed to spur conversation and further research, as we all process this really important question.
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WHO IS JOHN BURKE?
John Burke is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Imagine Heaven. He also authored Unshockable Love, No Perfect People Allowed, and Soul Revolution. John himself was a skeptic of religion and engineer by training. While watching his father die of cancer, he read a book by Dr. Raymond Moody who coined the term near death experiences. That began a 35-year journey of study into the phenomena and how it relates to faith in God. John is the founding pastor of Gateway Church in Austin, Texas. He has spoken in over 20 countries and appeared on numerous television and radio shows to talk about NDEs and heaven.
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GET YOUR FREE COPY OF WHAT’S AFTER LIFE?
More than one thousand accounts of near-death experiences shaped the insights in this book by New York Times best-selling author, John Burke. If you’ve lost a loved one, received a frightening diagnosis, or wondered about what happens after death, this concise look at the life to come will bring you hope and reassurance.
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