Matthew Dovel's book entitled
My Last Breath, he describes both of his NDEs. Although
his book was classified as "fiction" by his publisher,
Matthew's NDE testimony is true from start to finish. It
is thought that the publisher classified it as "fiction"
because of the rather unusual subject matter. But indeed,
according to Matthew Dovel, it is all factual.
states, "I am compelled to share the story of what
happened to me, the profound changes that took place afterwards,
and the message I brought back with me from the other side.
When I tell people of my experiences, they are completely
captivated and are left wanting to know more. This is a
unique story of someone who was in the very presence of
Jesus Christ Himself and what it was like to spend three
days in hell. I have found that nothing I have ever said
has been more interesting to people than my story about
dying and what happened afterwards."
at the age of twelve and temporarily died. During the time
he was unconscious, he remembers a calming and overwhelming
feeling of peace coming over him. Eventually realizing he
was in heaven, Dovel, a child with no religious training,
stood in the presence of Jesus and immediately understood
that his work on Earth was not complete.
I met Jesus
Christ when I was twelve during my first near-death experience.
He told me I still had work to do, says Dovel. I ignored
his will for years and it was not until I tried to commit
suicide that I finally understood that I could no longer
ignore my destiny.
Returning to Earth after feeling
the love and peace that pervades heaven caused him to spend
his teenage years filled with angst and disgust over the
ugliness in the world. He turned to drugs and alcohol to
escape the pain of being separated abruptly from paradise
and the Lord. Matthew spent 10 years addicted to drugs and
alcohol. Like many recovering addicts, he had to hit bottom
before deciding to quit using addictive substances. Dovel's
unusual bottom was a three-day trip to hell -- literally.
Dovel eventually attempted suicide to spur his reentry into
heaven. To his shock, he spent three days in hell, but returned
to tell about the experience. Dovel saw the horrors and
felt the suffering of hell before returning to Earth. When
he awoke, he eagerly gave up his $1000-a-week drug habit
cold turkey and has been clean ever since.
thought that this place, Earth, was hell at one time and
that was all before I spent three days in the real deal,
writes Dovel. Not the worst day I have ever had here on
Earth could even come close to the experience I had in hell.
After having two near-death experiences, Matthew D.
Dovel explains that it is not the near-death experience
itself, but what happens afterward that is so incredible.
After his second near-death experience, Dovel was
mysteriously endowed with an immense amount of knowledge
about computers. He now owns a successful computer consulting
business for which he has no training. He also possesses
psychic abilities that allow him to sense when someone is
thinking about him. Sound unbelievable? For Dovel, his psychic
ability and conversations with God are a part of his daily
After coming back from the brink of both heaven
and hell, Dovel also found a new understanding of how time
works. "We are all time travelers and, believe it or
not, we are all traveling at different speeds." In
a vision since his return from heaven, God explained to
Dovel how time works. "The speed peddle of your life
is directly linked to good and evil," Dovel writes.
Comparing heaven and hell, as well as providing
his distinctive impressions of both, Dovel provides readers
with insight into the afterlife and what we can all expect.
He hopes his message will encourage people to reach out
to their neighbors and make the world a more loving and
peaceful place, attempting to eliminate people's desire
to commit suicide.
Dovel's honest examination of
his incredible journey to the brink of both heaven and hell
gives readers an unparalleled perspective into why we are
here and what it all means.
was born in Seattle, Washington. After extensive moves from
one end of the country to the other, at the age of nine
his family moved to Poway, Calif. He joined the United States
Air Force at the age of 21 and was stationed in Alaska.
He now resides in Henderson, Nevada. After moving to Las
Vegas in the late eighties, he went back to college and
majored in civil engineering and minored in business administration
at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dovel currently
works in the computer industry and as a writer. He also
volunteers his spare time at an alcohol and drug recovery
center in Vegas.
"Think of stepping
on the shore and finding it heaven, of touching
a hand and finding it God's, of breathing
new air and finding it celestial, of waking
up in glory and finding it home."
- Don Wyrtzen
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