IANDS co-founder and first president, Kenneth Ring has published his new book, A Near-Death Researcher's Notebook; What I Have Learned About Dying, Death, and the Afterlife. Nancy Clark, IANDS group leader of the Ohio, Columbus group shares her recommendation here:
I've read just about everything Ken Ring has written. He is one of the most renowned near-death experience researchers of our time. But lately, he has woven together in his current book not only what he has learned from his NDE research, but he gives you an appreciation for the fragility and complexity of life itself.
Ring beautifully interweaves scientific fact with captivating storytelling in a way that provides the reader with a perspective that allows one to cherish life for as long as we have it.
If you are curious about the subject of death and dying and near-death experiences, then this book is for you. But beware, because once you get a taste of Ring's insights in the essays he has compiled in this book, you may be stretched and challenged, but in the end, it should convince you that the primary and fundamental fact of the cosmos' is that love is everything.
The author's profound intellect is matched by his charm and wit maintaining a chatty tone with colorful allegories and at times, humorous. One of the most tender and moving essays I enjoyed reading is called "In Memoriam: The Last Days of Bonnie Treadwell." Ken takes the reader on a long- distance email tour supporting his friend Bonnie's last weeks of her life. With loving compassion for Bonnie's suffering, Ken holds her hand virtually until the end. It is an essay that will bring tears to one's eyes.
What more can I say? I can only offer my highest accolades to this book that is written by an author with a deep love for what he is writing about. It was a privilege and joy to have read A Near-Death Researcher's Notebook. Well worth the read and highly recommended!