Christmas Book Flood | Recommending reading

26 October

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Embraced by the Light
Betty J Eadie
(UK: HarperCollins, @HarperCollinsUK, 1992; USA: Bantam Books, @randomhouse, 2002)

‘I felt a surge of energy, and my spirit was suddenly drawn through my chest and pulled upward. My first impression is that I was free …’

On the night of November 19, 1973, following surgery, 31-year-old wife and mother Betty J Eadie died.

This is her extraordinary story of the events that followed, her astonishing proof of life after physical death. She saw more, perhaps than any other person has seen before and shares her almost photographic recollections of the remarkable details.

Compelling, inspiring, and infinitely reassuring, her vivid account gives us a glimpse of the peace and unconditional love that awaits us all. More important, Betty’s journey offers a simple message that can transform our lives today, showing us our purpose and guiding us to live the way we were meant to—joyously, abundantly, and with love.

UK: My Local Bookshop (independent) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | Hive | Waterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Hummingbird (ebooks and audiobooks)
Canada: (independent) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | Goodreads | SapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | AmazonDubray | Eason | Kennys
Australia: (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD Books
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book Depository | Wordery

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