MAP OF HEAVEN Featured in The Daily Mail

Read Excerpts from THE MAP OF HEAVEN

We’re excited that the final part of UK newspaper The Daily Mail‘s 3-part series on THE MAP OF HEAVEN is available online.

You can read all three parts by clicking here for part I, here for part II, and here for part III.

International and Foreign Language Editions

Over the last two years, PROOF OF HEAVEN has been translated into 37 languages, from Afrikaans to Bulgarian to Chinese to Dutch.  Pretty incredible to think how many people all over the world–people brought up in different cultural and religious traditions, speaking different languages–picked up a copy of PROOF OF HEAVEN and found it resonated with them.

Connecting with people across the world has been a joy, one we hope continues with Eben’s second book.  Today we can announce the list of editions of THE MAP OF HEAVEN:

Country / Publisher [last updated 12/12]

Australia / Macmillan [10/7/14]
Brazil / Sextante
Czech Republic / Fortuna
Finland / WSOY
France / Tredaniel [update: will be published Jan ’15]
Germany / Ansata
Hungary / Agave
Italy / Mondadori

Japan/Hayakawa  (being translated as of 12/18/14)
Korea / Gimmyoung
Netherlands / Bruna
Norway / Cappelen Damm
Poland / Znak [on shelves now!]
Russia / Centrepolygraph
Slovakia / Fortuna
Spain / Planeta
Spanish language-US / Simon & Schuster [11/4/14]

Spanish language-Latin America [on shelves now!]
Sweden / Forum
UK / Piatkus [10/7/14]

What edition are you reading?

In the Media with The Map of Heaven – Oct 2014

THE MAP OF HEAVEN was released on Tuesday (Oct 7), and since then Eben has spoken to folks in New York, Boston, and Western MA. And with the release of this book, I’ve been fielding interview requests from everyone from Dr. Oz to the BBC to foreign-language press.  TGIF, and a long weekend to boot.

It would be an understatement to say that THE MAP OF HEAVEN has been generating a lot of discussion since hitting shelves earlier this week.  And unless you were listening to Kilmeade and Friends, reading The Daily Beast, watching Fox & Friends, and listening to late-night radio Coast to Coast AM, you probably missed some of it.  (If you did see/read/hear all of those interviews live, bravo! Now go use the long weekend to catch up on sleep.)

Here is a roundup of the articles and interviews about Eben this week (Oct 2014). Click each photo to read, watch or listen.

1. Eben was on Fox & Friends

fox & friends


2. Eben spoke to Kilmeade & Friends radio. 

kilmeade & friends capture


3.  The Daily Beast reviewed The Map of Heaven.  Click the image below to read the article

daily beast clip


4. Eben spoke with George Noory on Coast to Coast AM radio. 



The Map of Heaven – Launch Day Message

Today is the day!  October 7 is here, and THE MAP OF HEAVEN is on bookshelves and shipping out from major retailers in the US and UK.
Eben kicked off the MAP OF HEAVEN book tour with interviews on Fox & Friends and Kilmeade & Friends, and is at the Open Center in New York City for a presentation, Q&A, and signing.  His comments follow.

My second book, The Map of HeavenHow Science, Religion, and Ordinary People are Proving the Afterlife, is coming out today, October 7. 
I’m so excited to share it with you.  After all, it was inspired by the stories entrusted to me and my collaborator, Ptolemy Tompkins, by friends, strangers, sages–and readers.

It’s a book that uses modern stories, science, and ancient wisdom to explore the truths that love and the eternal soul are vital and death is not final.
The first few days of a book’s life are essential to its success.

If you follow me on facebook or twitter, you know about “Team Eben.” It’s a group of family and friends who contribute to my website, help me keep in touch with readers, and spread the word.

Today, I ask you to join Team Eben.

Help us spread the word about The Map of HeavenIf you have 2 minutes, you can help us reach out and show people the truth: you are loved, you are not alone, and there is more to heaven and earth than you have dreamed.


Here’s how to help:

tweet it

1. Tweet It (2 min)

If you have a twitter account, mention @LifeBeyondD with a link to the Amazon or Amazon UK order page.

(Here’s a sample tweet you can use):

Curious about the soul’s journey? Explore it with MAP OF HEAVEN, out today @LifeBeyondD #readersofheaven #mapofheaven

post it

2. Post It (3 min)

Make sure to include the Amazon or Amazon UK link.

(Here’s a sample Facebook post:)

Eben Alexander’s The Map of Heaven, on sale now at is “part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living.”Find out more at


review it

3. Review It (5 min) 


Beginning today, you can post a review on Amazon. Amazon visitors often use other users’ reviews to decide whether to order a book.

Your review–just a line or two long–will really help. Click here to get to the Amazon page (here for Amazon UK), and then scroll down to the “Create your own review” button, as in the image above.

Last, if you haven’t already, read my essay in this week’s TIME Magazine (link), “Science Is Being Forced To Take the Afterlife Seriously.” It’s an adaptation of material from the book, and I hope you enjoy it.


A quick note– Eben has received a few emails inquiring how to join Team Eben and help spread the book news if you don’t use facebook or twitter.  Great question!  There are lots of ways to help.  Suggest MAP OF HEAVEN to your book club, recommend it to friends, or email a link to someone you know would enjoy it.  However you choose to help, we’d love to have support from readers and fans of PROOF OF HEAVEN in getting out the message about the next chapter of Eben’s journey.
Later this week, look for a new post on all the forthcoming editions of THE MAP OF HEAVEN soon.  Meanwhile, here are links to all of the editions we’ve mentioned on the blog so far:

 MoH cover 125.208 Click the US book cover to go to the US amazon page.

MoH cover spanish Click the Spanish-language cover to go to the North American Spanish edition (to be published 11/4/15)

UK 'Map' cover w border  Click the UK cover to go to the UK amazon page.

audio MAP cover Click the audio book image to go to the page.

The Map of Heaven: TIME Magazine and Mind Body Spirit London

We’re just six days away from the launch of THE MAP OF HEAVEN, and media outlets around the world are requesting interviews with Eben.  Two MAP-centric pieces are out today, so while the countdown to October 7 continues, you can get a taste of the book right now.

First, read Eben’s essay in TIME magazine, adapted from a portion of MAP: “Science is Being Forced to Take the Afterlife Seriously.”

Next, listen to Eben’s interview with Mind Body Spirit, a quarterly magazine published by London’s oldest esoteric book shop.  You can listen to his interview on youtube, and look for it in the next issue of Mind Body Spirit.