It has been well-documented that Betty Eadie's story is full of contradictions. Furthermore, Eadie has changed her story a number of times depending on the audience to which she is speaking. Her book "Embraced by the Light," was originally published as a MORMON book by Mormon publishers in Utah (Eadie has been a Momron since BEFORE her experience and reflects classic Mormon doctrine). It quickly became the #1 selling book among Mormons.
The general public then picked up on her story, which was quickly changed to be more palatible to the general audience. She quickly became a "Christian" and her books sold in Evangelical stores. Then, suddenly, Jesus in the light became just a light that could be Buddha or some other religious figure to someone else. Interestingly, there ae actually TWO versions of her book--one for Mormons and one for the rest of the country. Her original MORMON volume recounts how Jesus told Eadie abortion was wrong, it is a crime against the child. Then , in her second book, Jesus is suddenly very pro-choice and is saying something completely different. Also, distinctively Mormon phrases are removed.
I am an investigative reporter and member of the International Associatoin for Near Death Studies. In fact, the last Journal of Near Death Studies includes a brief piece that I wrote regarding Betty Eadie and other issues.
The true story behind Eadie's alleged NDE can be found documented in the book "Embraced by the Light and the Bible" (Horizon Books). Anonther book deals with NDEs and Eadie in a very thorough way entitled "Journey into the Light: Exploring NDEs" (Baker). Both books are available in Religious and secular bookstores.
It has been thoroughly documented that Eadie is indeed a Mormon. The book was published by Momrons and initially distributed as a Momron book in Utah. A flyer contained in the initial printings included Eadie's Mormon testimony and spoke of her conversion to Mormonism BEFORE her NDE. This flyer was conveniently removed in all versions of the book that went out to the rest of the country. For photigraphic reprints of this flyer, see the book "Embraced by the Light and the Bible" (Horizon Books).
Actually, although Eadie claims to be a Christian she has continually backed off of her claims about Jesus being teh Light. Furthermore, if you read her book carefully, she denigrates Christianity and such historic Christian teachings as the doctrine of the Trinity. Eadie also denies the unique deity of Jesus Christ. Eadie is certainly not pro-Christian> Many people use terms that SOUND Christian and pro-Christian, but the meanings they put behind these terms do not line up with what Christians really believe. In other words, if I were to go around using terms like Allah and Mohammed and called myself a Muslim, but then when I explained that I believed Allah was a four headed serpent God and Mohammed was a woman, I would not be representing teh religion of Islam. That is sort of the same thing Eadie does when she claims to be Christian.