What does the light give near-death experiencers in this mutual encounter? According to the men and women I have met, there appear to be seven principle gifts. These are: (1) freedom from physical suffering; (2) reassurance about the existence of God; (3) faith in the reality of life after death; (4) a powerful sense of the unity of life; (5) gratitude and joy; (6) the opportunity for life review; and, finally, (7) spiritual transformation.

Phillip L. Berman, The Journey Home