What It's Like to Die-from Someone Who Did. Why are we afraid of dying? Where does death lead? Is there an afterlife? I Shook Hands with Death offers the answers as Pastor Mike Robertson shares his heartfelt account of dying at 19 in an east Texas lake, seeing his lifeless body, and then suddenly being brought back to life. Robertson's encounter with death-a near death encounter (NDE)-is a candid conversation with the reader about death, the supernatural world, God's love, our identity, the use of time, and how our priorities should be shaped by the deeper reality of God's Kingdom and presence. I Shook Hands with Death is a comforting read about uncomfortable realities-living and dying with purpose-in a physical world woven with the supernatural. Easy-to-read, and conversational in tone, Robertson goes to great lengths to help everyone see the supernatural presence of God in transforming the most stubborn of hearts.