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To Heaven and Back

A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story

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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.

Customer Reviews

Only 30 pages that deal with the afterlife...

Too much details of her life and other things that I really didn't care about. All in all, her description of the other side only lasted around 30 pages. Other books have told the story better. I was disappointed.

Not worth it

Title says it all

Excellent book

I am extremely pleased with the complete honesty,humility,and humbleness of this author and her experience. I work in the operating room and many of the doctors that I work with could learn a lot from this book. In that environment most of them act like God or think they should be respected like God, when in fact they are just extensions of his hands, never giving God the glory for his interaction of their ability. This author is a great inspiration and I pray that many people,including other physicians will be forever changed by her experience and her faith to share it with the world.

To Heaven and Back
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Christianity
  • Published: Nov 01, 2011
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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