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Embraced by the Light

Christmas Day I took some time for myself and finished reading this book, “Embraced by the Light“. Katri let me borrow it and I loved it! It’s one of those books that when you finish it – you feel like a good person and want to be even better.

Basically, it’s about a woman’s near-death experience. But there’s nothing basic about what she experienced nor what she learned. I was surprised by how spiritual and profound it was. As I was reading it, I felt like the author was right there in the room with me teaching me everything I needed to know for the next stage of my life.

I know that it’s not a cooincidence that I read this book, this week. I needed to feel the unconditional love of my Savior and I was completely surprised that I felt it while reading this book.

I’m going to buy my own copy because it’s one that I’m going to want (and need) to read again and again. The author, Betty J. Eadie, and I already share the same beliefs about the “next life and pre-mortal life” and therefore nothing she wrote shocked me. However, be warned, it’s deep stuff!

On a very personal note: This book has made me realize that I need to love my children unconditionally. Until about a year ago, my love for them has been conditional upon their behavior and I used it as leverage to teach and reward. I’ve been slowly realizing what I’ve been doing (it wasn’t intentional) and I have been working hard to change this habit.

As I read this book, I felt the Holy Spirit so strongly impress upon me the importance of unconditional love. I also felt the encouragement that my goal has been a righteous one and the timing it just right for it. My goal for 2008 is to lighten up on my discipline tactics (with the older 2 boys) and show them my love for them, many times a day, regardless of behavior. 😉

I’m completely intrigued by this topic. Have any of you read a “near-death” experience book you’ve been inspired by?

6 thoughts on “Embraced by the Light

  1. When I did a study abroad in Israel, this book was being passed around by many of the girls. I never got to it (too focused on trying to understand the scriptures!.) You’ve inspired me to check it out.

  2. I am catching up on my blog reading… GIRL! You are BUSY!!!

    So glad that you read this book. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. It’s probably time for a re-visit.

    Let’s catch up soon!

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