Saved by the Light

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Saved by the Light (Villard Books, 1994, Harper Torch 1995 ISBN 0-06-100889-3) is a book by Dannion Brinkley describing his near-death experience (NDE). It is co-authored by Paul Perry. Brinkley was struck by lightning and was clinically dead for approximately twenty-eight minutes, according to the book. Upon reviving, he told a tale of a dark tunnel, a crystal city, and a "cathedral of knowledge" where thirteen angels shared with him over a hundred revelations about the future, some of which he claims have come true. Some of the book's claims were subsequently challenged.[1][2][3]

Within two weeks of publication, another 5000 copies were printed.[4] The book was on The New York Times' bestseller charts for over 25 weeks.[5]

The book was adapted for a 1995 FOX TV film of the same name starring Eric Roberts. Since originally airing, it has been in regular circulation on the Lifetime television network.


  1. ^ Rivernburg, Roy (1995-03-24). "Blinded by the Light? : Tales of near-death experiences--from visions of God to meeting Elvis--fascinate millions of us. But as the stories increase, so does the criticism.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  2. ^ B. G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley, Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam generation was robbed of its heroes and its history, pp. 385–387. Verity Press, 1998. ISBN 0-9667036-0-X.
  3. ^ Excerpt from "Reverend Death" on YouTube, June 25, 2008, produced by and aired on Britain's Channel 4
  4. ^ Colford, Paul D. (1994-03-24). "'How We Die' Becomes Surprise Hit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  5. ^ Kelly, Leslie (1995-01-23). "Incredible Journey Author's near-death experience brings an enlightened view of life". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 

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