He's wearing jeans and a button-down shirt and a sweater vest, and he leads me through a wood-paneled study to the kitchen, where he asks if I'd like a cup of coffee. The room is homey and filled with family pictures and some paintings by friends of his wife, Holley, who's an artist and art teacher.While the coffee brews, he explains how caffeine works. Alexander met her in college when she was dating his roommate, and now they have two sons.She looked into the camera and then looked up toward the studio ceiling and rocked slightly forward."As people are grappling with the horrible nature of this tragedy," she said, her voice cracking, her lower lip trembling, "will these children forget, when they are in heaven, what happened to them? One imagines the host of a national news program would feel comfortable posing this question to only a very few guests. "But they will not feel the pain." His voice was southern and smooth, soft and warm.
Eben Alexander is a living miracle, literally heaven sent, a man capable of finally bridging the chasm between the world of spirituality and the world of science.
From this point of view, he is, let's not mince words, a prophet, because after all, what else do you call a man who comes bearing fresh revelations from God?
All three hosts looked sad, but the woman, Gretchen Carlson, looked the saddest.
The shot of the three hosts occupied most of the right three quarters of the screen.
The banner below the video feeds read, HOPE IS NOT LOST: NEUROSURGEON SAYS HEAVEN IS REAL."Dr. His authority on heaven hadn't come from prayer or contemplation or a vote taken at some conclave. And although a lot of people might make similar claims concerning visits to heaven and the receipt of personal revelations from God and be roundly dismissed, Dr. He was, as the Fox News Web site declared, a "renowned neurosurgeon." A man of science at the summit of the secular world.