This book offers readers insight into their own spiritual journey. After researching 2,500 near-death experiences Lynn K. Russell shares deeply hidden messages about the world, life, and the paths we all travel. “What is our reality? Why do we exist?” Learn about the paths we all travel as individuals.

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Reviews of the Wonder of You (1st Edition)

Lynn does something in this book nobody else has done.  She shows you how near-death experiencers, in sharing what happened to them and what that meant to them, are actually describing the truth, the real truth, about each and every one of us. . . anywhere in the world!  She gently and relentlessly, puts the full-brunt of the near-death experience in your lap, right where you live and love and have your being.  Near-death states strip away the trappings of the mind, to reveal the substance of soul. Thank you, Lynn, for helping to awaken us.

P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D., near-death researcher since 1978, investigating nearly 4,000 cases of adult and child experiencers.  Latest findings in Dying to Know  You:  Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience.

There are many books about near-death experience (NDE), but The Wonder of You: What the Near-Death Experience Tells You about Yourself is absolutely exceptional.

Lynn Russell is a recognized NDE expert. She has researched over 1500 NDEs; more than anyone else in the world.

This book is scholarly in its depth of understanding the NDE, but also is very clearly written and easy to read. With each turn of the page you will find a treasure trove of insights and inspiration. After reading this book you will understand the profound truth of what a wonder you truly are. This simple but powerful awareness could change your life.

Jeffery Long, MD, Founder of the Near Death Experience Research Foundation ( and author of the New York Times bestselling Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experience

5.0 out of 5 stars – Death is not final

I’ve learned so much from this book. People fear death — the unknown — but the information from all of these people shows that there is nothing to fear. People have crossed over and returned. I used this book as reference in the question when should state funds stop with the patient care. The book shows that when one passes over, it might not be the final event, they may return. How does a health practitioner deal with the dying patient. The book gives the reader many things to contemplate. Many who have crossed over and return have brought back lessons for all of us to learn and apply. This book will enrich your life.

Kaye Loraine

5.0 out of 5 stars – Love and non-judgment exist in heaven 

February 16, 2017

Lynn did a lot of research for this book and I have no doubt everyone one of these near-death experiences happened just as the ones that had them say they did. I had a near-death experience myself in 1976. I was very happy to see that people who had committed suicide were only shown love and no judgment in heaven. They did not go to a “hell”.

Lynn did an excellent job writing this book.

I highly recommend reading this book.


 5.0 out of 5 stars – all with amazing experiences, and the life lessons each one has … 

This NDE book by Lynn Russell is so inspiring. There are so many different types of NDEs, all with amazing experiences, and the life lessons each one has to teach us are very profound. Lynn writes eloquently and with much knowledge, and I love the way she uses similes. In reading of each NDE that she has researched you feel you are delving into people’s lives as if they are actually with you telling their story. Truly well-worth reading!

Judy King

5.0 out of 5 stars – valuable guidance and insights for life 

Excellent book, I will be buying copies for my friends!

NDE stories have interested me for years, and I have my own little collection of gems that I gathered over the years, it’s good to see some of this valuable guidance for life has been turned into a book.

Esther Vanderwerf

5.0 out of 5 stars – I totally loved this book and once started couldn’t put it down …

This is a wonderful book that takes you on the journey of a lifetime.

I totally loved this book and once started couldn’t put it down till the end. Fascinating accounts of numerous Near-Death Experiences which collaborate so much of what I’ve come to learn recently through many sources. Very interesting, compelling and thought provoking and also in some way, reassuring. The book is very well written and broken up into practical chapters covering the various different concepts expressed by these many NDEers. Easy to read, clear and written in such a way so as to clearly answer those frequently asked questions that we find ourselves asking relating to the topic of life after (physical) death and it even provided me with a genuine Aha! moment. An excellent read. Well recommended.

D Sutton

5.0 out of 5 stars – the author has gleaned insights into our human existence that can help us live more happily and fully NOW 

This is an extremely uplifting book on death! By looking at thousands of NDE’s, near-death experiences, the author has gleaned insights into our human existence that can help us live more happily and fully NOW. Organized into thematic chapters such as Purpose, Choices, Time, The Light, Love, Oneness, Healing, Illusions, and others, Ms. Russell illustrates what those who have gone through NDE’s have learned about these areas of human life and curiosity. Not every NDE is identical, of course, and the author is clear when different people describe different experiences. Some people have negative experiences during their NDE. Even these experiences, though, can teach us positive things about the impact of our daily life choices.

The book is delightful to read, pulling you forward to ponder yet another “deep and real” aspect of our lives. The end result is a feeling of profound hopefulness and meaningfulness in this human life we live, and many, many reasons to not fear the end of our lives when they do come.

Cat Charissage

5.0 out of 5 stars – the Wonder is One 🙂 

Lynn Russell has managed to take a well-documented and complex subject, and break it down to make it clear, straightforward, honest, and easily seen for what it is: no fillers, nothing but the heart of what it means to be a spiritual being. You know right away that this book is the real thing, that she is serious about her subject, and only keeps the very pertinent information.

I came away feeling comforted and once again, reinforced, by the simple yet powerful way she brought forth her information. She doesn’t feel the need to shout it, or give too much, in fact, one gets the feeling she had vastly more information, but used her edit button wisely. I highly recommend this for anyone, new to NDE’s or very familiar with them. You will learn and gain a new perspective from Lynn’s book.

Radio Host and Business Owner

5.0 out of 5 stars – Touched by Wonder 

Lynn’s introduction is like being touched by wonder. Her Prologue – A Spiritual Experience; but it can be what it says if you are open to it.

Her book is also an open door to the wonders revealed by the enormous number of people have died and come back to tell us of their experiences. I have read the statement that no one has ever come back from death to tell us, and they use this as an argument that death is the end. It is a most stupid argument and shows that they have never bothered to look – in fact Lynn’s book is based on her study of at least 2500 cases of memory of the wonder – yes wonder – of their life after death. But her words – the book – in a way is not about death but about life, its extra-ordinariness and yes – to be touched by wonder.

Tony Crisp

5.0 out of 5 stars – Take my hand down the rabbit hole we go to … 

Take my hand down the rabbit hole we go to WONDERland.

Although this book is based on near death experiences, it is the Wonder inside of all of us. Suspend your beliefs and let go of judgments, your world will not be the same taking this flight to the seat of the soul. Journey to the places where science meets psyche, the quantum world that we do not quite understand the workings, but we can see the results of the trip via stories and how these adventures changed and healed those who experienced what we call death. And wonder of wonders, changes to compassion and service followed the trip plus a world view of how we are at core, one.

Read it in a day, keep it handy to read again and again.

Ronald Malinauskas

5.0 out of 5 stars – A great addition to your near death experience learning journey! 


Lynn’s ability to put into words what clearing is not easily done, is wonderful. Bless her for writing such a great addition to the world of near death experience books. Life after death is very much a reality. The books such as this one help people who have never had their own near-death experience. As you seek to find answers I suggest that you read this book.

Rev. Leah Thomson-Yamazaki

5.0 out of 5 stars – Excellent Work Right for All Ages! 

The book is very well researched, easy to relate to and I found it to be appropriate for all age groups. I mention this because it is often challenging to locate books for younger readers that cover topics related to physical death and spirituality.


5.0 out of 5 stars – magic!! 

I identify with Lynn Russell’s book, she has done her research and knows what she is talking about. It’s an awesome read, get it you will be happy you did!!

Jerry Ayres

5.0 out of 5 stars – Five Stars

Wonderful Book!!

Regina Yegge

5.0 out of 5 stars – Five Stars 

This is a wonderful book that takes you on the journey of a lifetime.

Amazon Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars – Book for thought! 🙂 

I’ve enjoyed this book, it is one of kind.

This book is more than the usual informative NDE book, It helps us learn and remember about ourselves and who we really are.

I especially loved Lynn’s personal story in the beginning, and there are many unique NDEs all through the book.

I think this book will help and inspire a lot of people, It actually shows a path that many people can take in their own lives.

This book is not just about NDEs and ends with that, but actually gives us “food for thought”.. 🙂

Few days after I’ve started reading this book, I woke up after a dream and felt I had realized something amazing about myself and my connection with the world. This subject is not easy for many to really grasp and understand but Lynn has managed to do it well!

Lynn’s book made me re-think and realize new things about the near death experiences subject more than any book I’ve read in a long time.. I see myself as quite an expert after so many years of researching this field myself, so to be able to still surprise me and teach me something new is a very hard thing to do! 🙂

It is clear that Lynn is a devoted and hard working researcher in the field, she’s one of the leading experts in my eyes and really knows what she’s talking about! 🙂
I recommend this book for all the serious searchers out there, those who aren’t afraid to ask new questions, and learn something new about themselves… 🙂

With Love,

Gil 🙂

Gil Bar-On

4.0 out of 5 stars –  Four Stars

I have read a number of books on NDE and this one surprised with new information.

Julia Kopala

5.0 out of 5 stars

A concise clear account of NDEs that compliment the books of many authors, from Ron Moody to Ebden Alexander – great real stories of experiences that will comfort the reader and encourage further research into NDEs.

Truth Seeker

Lynn Kathleen Russell has researched 2500 NDEs and now offers the reader insights she has gained. 

Lynn K. Russell shares what she has learned through her extensive investigations of NDEs. Those who have returned from death frequently come back with vastly different ways of seeing the world, others, and themselves. They are more caring, gentle, and have a deeper sense of spirituality. 

Russell was the primary researcher for Dr. Jeff Long MD for his book, Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences, and the owner of the website NDERF (Near Death Experience Research Foundation).

Within the many cases she examined and discovered wonderful messages she wanted to share with others. 

Through her research, Russell found these cases offered deeply hidden messages about the world, life and the paths we all travel. Her book will guide readers toward their own personal discoveries, and is designed for readers who are looking to understand their place in the world. 

NHNE Near-Death Experience Network

Buy, beg or borrow a copy ofThe Wonder of You; What Near-Death Experiences Tell You about Yourself, by Lynn Russell. This book will help to make sense and tie together all the books and stories of others’ near-death experiences. Plus it will reveal what those experiences tell us about ourselves. Ms. Russell describes her own life-changing spiritual experiences, and how, through them, she learned that there was no difference, no separation between her and all life forms on the planet — way before the term ‘oneness’ was understood. Her background makes for a great foundation for this book; one I feel will become the new Bible for NDErs. She did an extensive two-year research on NDEs withDr. Jeff Long, M.D and his wife Jody Long, J.D., who later wroteEvidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences. She has studied over twenty-five hundred reports by people who experienced NDEs. Early on, she began to see a pattern that their experiences were deeper messages like buried treasures brought back from what we call death or the other side that were a legacy for all of us.

She relates some of these 2,500 stories, grouped by categories of their experiences. Although no two NDEs are alike, the similarities in what they experienced when they ‘died’ are extraordinary. The incredible stories, and Ms. Russell’s way of weaving them together by topics, makes the book hard to put down. You will want to keep this book and make it a permanent part of your library, underline and mark it for future study. If you’re like me, you will experience a change in consciousness after reading The Wonder of You. I believe I will never look at death quite the same. The love of our Creator and the vast array of experiences awaiting our soul, when it’s ready to permanently exit the physical form, or experience its own NDE, is exciting to consider.

I LOVED this book. Kudos to Ms. Russell for excellent research and a job well done on a book that people of all ages will be helped and inspired by for decades. The Logos Center has pre-ordered 20 books — I’m sure we will place many more orders.

– Anne Puryear, Vice-President, The Logos Center, Scottsdale, Arizona. Author of Stephen Lives! My son Stephen, His Life, Suicide and Afterlife and Messages from God 

Anne Puryear, The Logos Center

Product Details

First Edition

Paperback: 260 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1480094250
ISBN-13: 978-1480094253
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
Shipping Weight: 349 g