In doing so, Encouraged by the Light supplies both subjective and objective viewpoints. The subjective is Christian in thinking, including Bible passages. The objective is religiously neutral—inoffensive to followers of other religions, and thereby, a tool for many.
The book discusses NDE elements as logical near-proofs (satori) of a Superior Being, a return to a simple relationship with him, the necessities of faith, and the constitution of the individual—mind, body, spirit—all for your decission making benefit.
As the book title states, the NDE enables, empowers, and encourages John Edwards and his wife, Sharon, through a lifetime of faith, Christian service, and missionary work—like returning the Russian manner of publishing Bibles to the people of Russia.
The participation of the author's academically strong, missionary friends, combine with the couple's extensive publishing career, to formulate a light, intelligent, understandable, and easy “read” with clear explanations within the covers, of a self-published book of the highest standards, that contains the insight of fourty-five years of reflection.
J O H N C H E C K E D T O M A K E S U R E EACH PERSON RECEIVED their purchase of Encouraged by the Light okay. John's readers replied!———
John has taken us on a personal journey, sharing his depth of experience—from the time of the horrific automobile accident, to the events encountered as a result of his severe injuries—concluding with a greater perspective of life, death and, more importantly, total Christian service.
The book is thought provoking and challenging, with an abiding dedication to details and correlation to Scripture.
A very interesting read! —Carolyn B., a church friend
Yes, I have it on my den coffee table and have enjoyed what I’ve read so far. I['ve] been reading and rereading certain segments. Can’t help it—such a flood of memories.
Thanks for checking. —Blessings, Steve, Steve went through the whole experience with John and the others
Received book—thank you. Congratulations John—God has given you special spiritual skills. —your bud, Tom, Tom is John's BFE & saved his life during the experience
You are TOO kind! Thank you so much for our copies. David [the photojournalist] and I are very grateful. I am looking forward to reading it. Congratulations on the printing!Thank you for letting us tell your story. —Blessings, Jared, KSFM, Channel 5 TV news reporter, Fort Smith, Arkansas
My books made it fine and although I haven't been able to read much yet (2 chapters) I am enjoying what I am reading.
Isn't it a shame that some of us have to have a life-changing experience like you had, to realize that the things of this world are not important. [Indeed!]
I underwent emergency surgery in October of 2009. I didn't know how close I came to death until I came out from under the drugs-induced coma I was in for 30 days.
I look forward to ... share[ing] some memories.God Bless you, and thanks for sharing your life changing journey with all of us. —Joseph W., yet another high school buddy
I’ve received the book and am having trouble putting it down. I am on page 100 now and stayed up to about 2 am this morning reading it.
Thanks for writing it and giving us all those insights into the world that lies before us.Your accident was the same kind that took my granddaughter Ashton Lastname home to be with the Lord just two months ago. [:-(]
Hugs to all. I still think of you when I go play tennis. —Blessings, dean j, fellow missionary buddy