Author: Mary C Neal MD
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Buy Link: Buy To Heaven And Back Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed By: Lupa
A kayak accident during a South American adventure takes one woman to heaven — where she experienced God’s peace, joy, and angels — and back to life again.
In 1999 in the Los Rios region of southern Chile, orthopedic surgeon, devoted wife, and loving mother Dr. Mary Neal drowned in a kayak accident. While cascading down a waterfall, her kayak became pinned at the bottom and she was immediately and completely submerged. Despite the rescue efforts of her companions, Mary was underwater for too long, and as a result, died.
To Heaven and Back is Mary’s remarkable story of her life’s spiritual journey and what happened as she moved from life to death to eternal life, and back again. Detailing her feelings and surroundings in heaven, her communication with angels, and her deep sense of sadness when she realized it wasn’t her time, Mary shares the captivating experience of her modern-day miracle.
Mary’s life has been forever changed by her newfound understanding of her purpose on earth, her awareness of God, her closer relationship with Jesus, and her personal spiritual journey suddenly enhanced by a first-hand experience in heaven. To Heaven and Back will reacquaint you with the hope, wonder, and promise of heaven, while enriching you own faith and walk with God.
I was flipping through the radio stations one night and came across Coast To Coast AM. I have listened to the show off and on for years so I decided to listen as I drove. The guest that night was this woman talking about her “death” and the book she had written, so I decided to give it a read. I am so very glad that I did.
To Heaven and Back is the personal account of Doctor Mary Neal and the life-changing events that have shaped and affected her life. I admit that I do not think I have ever read a book like this one. The story itself is astonishing. The ups and downs that Dr. Neal experiences and the way she handles them are truly inspiring.
I am so very glad that I was able to read this book and I will be sharing it with my friends and family.