Into the Light

  • by John Lerma
  • Narrated by Arika Escalona
  • 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Despite our advancements in science and medicine, death remains one of humananity's most glorious mysteries. A handful of doctors have written books on phenomena such as near-death experiences, but research and data is scarce on pre-death experiences. Because of this lack of information, Dr. John Lerma has devoted his career to compiling anecdotal and scientific research on pre-death hallucinations from the countless terminally-ill patients he lovingly cares for as a doctor and director at The Medical Center of Houston, Texas.
Now, in the groundbreaking book, Into The Light, Dr. Lerma shares his valuable research and guidance in 16 inspirational stories of children and adults confronting their deaths through the comforting visions of divine beings. By presenting these mysterious visions, synchronicities, and angelic conversations terminally ill patients encounter, Dr. Lerma shows how knowledge of death can ease the pain and fear as we prepare to enter into the light.
In this book you will learn:

The exhilarating and calming elements of pre-death experiences.
Healing during the dying process.
The difference between hallucinations and visions.
Self-forgiveness and self-love as the key to a joyous life and a peaceful transition.
The mystical experiences described here delve into: the creation of the universe, past and future extinctions, dark angels and white angels, selfless suffering and its effect on humanity, free will as the vital ingredient to create on earth and in heaven, and many more incredible revelations. The poignant stories in Into the Light will leave you feeling uplifted in faith, hope, and love.


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Customer Reviews

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As a believer, I found this book hard to believe.

Has Into the Light turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes. After reading, several books about NDE's and finding their stories sincere and consistent with other NDE's, I thought this book would be right up my ally. But this was not the case, while reading this book my B.S. detector was going off like crazy.

I am not calling him a liar because maybe (a big maybe from other books and accounts I have read) this is what the last few moments are like on earth. But the experiences he "recounts" are very inconsistent with hundreds of other NDE's I have heard (i.e. angels have feathers, and physical feathers have been left behind by some angels)

The stories seemed incredibly embellished from a Catholic perspective.

Any additional comments?

I am a Christian and a believer that there is life after this life, so I thought this book would be interesting, but I was dissappointed and could not finish because I thought the accounts were far fetched, and embellished.

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- Bryan

More Religious Than Spiritual

Lerma wrote this with a strong Christian bias, in case you were looking for something of a more general spiritual nature. He's also clearly a fan of Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen, which he freely and generously acknowledges. It's unfortunate that he's used this otherwise enlightening collection of experiences as a bully pulpit for Christianity; I probably wouldn't have chosen the title had I known he had such a penchant for preaching. He offers more in the way of distinctively Christian interpretation than he actually documents accounts from the dying patients' perspectives, which disappointed me.

Narrator Arika Escalona, however, is exceptionally good and deeply engaged in the material! I'd eagerly search for her as such in other audiobooks.
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- Ella

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2012
  • Publisher: New Page Books