"It's totally a God thing," he said.
Alexander, author of "Proof of Heaven," seems to have the same attitude: His new life is a gift. He's already writing another book on his experience.
"Once I realized what my journey was telling me," he said, "I knew I had to tell the story."
He now attends church but says his faith is not dogmatic.
"I realized very strongly that God loves all of God's children," he said. "Any religion that claims to be the true one and the rest of them are wrong is wrong."
Central to his story is something he says he heard in heaven.
During his journey, he says he was accompanied by an angelic being who gave him a three-part message to share on his return.
When he heard the message, he says it went through him "like a wind" because he instantly knew it was true.
It's the message he takes today to those who wonder who, or what, they will encounter after death.
The angel told him:
"You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever."
"You have nothing to fear."
"There is nothing you can do wrong."