23 04 2020

Living Beyond


I was not impressed with this book at all.  In fact, I was quite disappointed.  I did not expect in-depth almost scientific of what happens when we die.  I thought it would be a compilation of stories of NDEs.  All the extra, which really was not needed, made it very difficult to read, where I finally gave up.  It was not enjoyable at all.  I do not recommend this book.  The only reason why it is a 2-star is because there are some stories thrown in, but you can tell that was not the reason for the book.


Synopsis: What happens when we die? This is one of humankind’s most important questions. “Living Beyond” brings a fresh and exciting perspective to this enduring question. Ivan Rudolph shares dramatic evidence supporting near-death experiences. This book is expertly written, remarkably easy to read, and enthusiastically recommended. — Jeffrey Long, M.D., founder of the Near Death Experiences Research Foundation; author of the New York Times bestseller, Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.

What are Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and how do they fit in with Christianity? For over 40 years, the author, Ivan Rudolph, has been conducting interviews, studying hundreds of accounts and now has clarity about this mysterious phenomenon. The truth is surprising, exciting, and ultimately relevant for everyone.

Did you know that there are at least 16 million Americans who have had an NDE, including celebrities like Goldie Hawn, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Nikki Sixx, Burt Reynolds, and many others? Did you know that they are a part of a huge family of 350 million “returnees” alive today?

The problem is, many returnees remain confused about their experience. They fear they will never feel normal again and seeking empathy seems impossible from loved ones that don’t understand. This is not only a guide to help the confused, traumatized and, sometimes, depressed returnees incorporate their experiences successfully back into their relationships and life on earth. The thoroughly research text will help families and loved ones to provide support and understand what the returnee is going through.


Ivan Rudolph


From Author’s Words: I discovered I loved writing after winning a competition as a young teenager in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with a piece titled “Rocks on Hitchhike,” in an era (1960s) when it was relatively safe to hitch hike long distances.

Details of 12 of my published books are available on my website – one of which was made into a TV movie in South Africa and another (John Flynn of Flying Doctors) was the basis for a recent musical that the producers hope to work up to a Broadway presentation. There are some videos on my blog on my Dec 2015 book “Living Beyond: Making Sense of Near Death Experiences”. Look out for “Our Creative God–And You” to resolve many puzzling questions about God and how he works.

Home is currently the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Australia. I am happily married to my editor Brenda, and we have four children and an expanding number of delightful grandchildren.


Living Beyond became available for sale April 7, 2019.


I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from NetGalley for my honest review.