JEFFREY LONG, M.D is a nationally recognized expert on near-death experiences and a radiation oncologist. He has served on the board of directors of The International Association for Near-Death Studies and has been actively researching near-death experiences (NDEs) for over a decade. He established the nonprofit Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) and a website to collect NDE stories and scientifically study them, and is the author of Evidence of the Afterlife. He lives in Houma, Louisiana.
Paul Perry attended Arizona State University and received a fellowship from the Freedom Forum Foundation at Columbia University in 1988. He taught magazine writing at the University of Oregon and was Executive Editor at American Health magazine. He is the co-author with Melvin Morse of Closer to the Light, Transformed by the Light, and Where God Lives, which won the 2002 Aleph Award for the best spiritual book published that year in France. His work has appeared in numerous publications including National Geographic Adventure, Ladies Home Journal, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, and Reader's Digest.