I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules by posting this here but I felt the story to be significant and spent the morning yesterday editing out part of a neat NDE story I heard rerun from 2001 on the radio. Took alota work so I thought I would share the link for anyone interested. It's a little over an hr long.
Former Atheist (now Reverend) Howard Storm discusses his escape from near death and spiritual rebirth/awakening.
Rev Storm has some books out on Amazon (I haven't read) with near 5 star reviews, and although the story line is from a Christian perspective, I think there is an important point to note when 'God' explains how it does not matter what religion you follow, whichever takes you closer to God (a philosophy I've been trying to drill into my parents for a very long time). There is a vital message here that can be found in several paths of spirituality regarding the importance of living our lives with higher purpose and selflessness.