Angie Fenimore, a wife and mother haunted by abuse in childhood and The following is an excerpt from her wonderful book, Beyond the Darkness. Find out more about Beyond The Darkness by Angie Fenimore at Simon & Schuster UK. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more. Beyond the darkness by Angie Fenimore, , Bantam Books edition, in English .

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about angoe problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Beyond the Darkness by Angie Fenimore. In this remarkable book, Fenimore describes one life, haunted by abuse and despair, that led to the suicide she thought would give her peace. Instead she entered a realm of terrifying darkness. Beyond the Darkness is unique in the near-death literature because it is the only full-length account of a descent into Hell. Hardcoverpages.

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Jul 13, Tim Malone rated it it was amazing. This one has a special place in my heart. I have discovered over the years that I learn best from opposition and adversity.

I seem to read it every year at Christmastime. Angie has become my friend on Facebook.

I believe she is trying to get the book published in Kindle format. It is well worth the read. There is so much truth in it. I read it to my son one night when he was contemplating suicide. He may not remember because I This one has a special place in my heart. Thank you, Angie for sharing your story.

It took courage to write and has greatly blessed my life. I am glad we have multiple accounts from people who have attempted to take their own beyknd and recovered. My mother attempted suicide once. I will be forever grateful my father was inspired to return quickly from an errand on which she had sent neyond to find her still alive before the drugs had completed their work.

Suicide is not the answer. It is the worst thing you can do with the life God gave you. Apr 22, Brie rated it liked it. This is a true story about a very sad and disturbed young woman’s account of her suicide attempt.

Though I enjoyed the read, it didn’t leave me with any true sense of peace about her situation. The author shares much of her faith in God the Father and Jesus Christ, but never gives any actual statement of faith or testimony of salvation.

Most of her story doesn’t have any roots in the Bible, which concerns me. For example, she describes a type of This is a true story about a very sad and disturbed young woman’s account of her suicide attempt.


For example, she describes a type of purgatory rather than hell and “second chance” after death. Without trying to offend any Catholics who might be reading this, there is no purgatory listed anywhere in the Bible! The author also puts much focus on “light” and “darkness” rather than Righteousness and Sin, God and Satan, etc. She did hit some very good points throughout the book and I realize that it would be wrong to judge her based on an experience that few people can actually identify with dying and coming byondbut that is where some of the problem lies.

Once she came back from her “death” swallowing a massive amount of pills over a prolonged period of time not just all at once, so as to avoid vomitingshe doesn’t have any need to go to the hospital, even after her husband walks in on her and hears of this “death” experience. It struck me that she may not have actually died at all, but rather had a lucid, drug-induced experience.

In the end, this is a story of triumph and I do believe her experience is genuine. She had failed to reach out for help and instead wallowed in her depression listening to dark, rock music that fed into the ideas of suicide, refusing counsel from her minister, pushing away her husband and friends when they tried to reach out to her, etc.

She learned that she needed to purge all “darkness” from her life and surround herself with “light” God’s love. I supposes I should point out that she does states that feenimore a near-death” experience on the cover of the book, but within the book itself, she describes it as a death experience where she gets a second chance at life. Jul 07, Kate rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was disturbing in the same way that Left Behind was disturbing to me I personally like holding a grudge May 29, Jim B.

I don’t like to judge others’ experiences as “real” or “just the beyyond or a “drug reaction”. My question is “What’s the difference? If highest truths and peace are experienced, who is to judge those experiences?

It’s like sitting around and judging flowers or something. I found Angie’s experience to be inspiring and beautiful. I will end my review by sharing something a friend wrote to me after I posted a quotation from this book on Facebook: Then i felt moved to pray and ask for forgiveness and realized i dont want anymore darkness and want to be part of the light and all that.

So i felt better and was drifting wngie to sleep and all of a fenimmore there was this bright light of explosion right in my eye socket. Like i electrocuted myself or something. But it was so REAL. It was so bright and intense that i sat up in bed. Ive never experienced something like it before. It wasnt just a light though, i felt an energy too” Jul 08, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it liked it Shelves: Previous to reading this book, I had only read about how near-death experiences have been filled with joy and wonder, and subsequently had a positive effect on those who awaken from it.


Fenimore’s experience was frightening and completely different from dakness of the others, and provided a different and thought-provoking perspective on this phenomenon.

Now I don’t know what to think, and wonder if may others have had similar negative experiences. Sep 16, Linda rated it it was ok. Two stars is really not a bad rating, since it means Ok. I thought the writer had a really bad life, so not surprising that she couldn’t deal with it. I don’t know if her near death experience was genimore that or just a bad drug reaction, but it doesn’t seem to matter since it turned her life around. I am glad for her and it does seem possible that after life there will be something else, something we are responsible for.

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Jul 01, Audrey L rated it really liked it. This one is very different because it is written by someone who tried committing suicide and tells about the negative side of NDE’s.

It helps paint a bigger picture in understanding what happens when you die and the circumstances that surround death. There is a great synopsis from her book online at this link: Jun 13, Feninore Rutter rated it really liked it Shelves: This was very entertaining, but she didn’t go into as much detail about her NDE as I was expecting.

This book really does give a person allot to think about. The way she describes the light and the darkness for everyday life makes allot of sense to me, venimore if you don’t have faith in God then you probably wont enjoy this book.

Apr 22, Te Gobble rated it really darnkess it. This was a really good book. This gives a lot darknexs details and was an easy read. It gives a different perspective of someone’s near death experience. It shows hope in spite of hardships in efnimore. I would recommend it and I would read it again. I read this in high school. The author gives a very interseting view of Sprit Prison that really made sense to me.

Although the events leading up to her near-death experience is sad, her story ends in a message of hope and love. Jul 15, Sverre rated it it was ok Shelves: Useful for believers in dualism. Mar 22, Julie rated it really liked it. Interesting view of a near death experience. Definitely gives a lot of food for thought. Feb 14, Ann Nicholson rated it it was amazing. Part of the book had a “my life is so terrible, everybody’s out to get me feel. Mar 30, Cynthia rated it really liked it.

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