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.
©2012 Mary C. Neal M.D. (P)2012 Random House
Had to stop listening. This story is an autobiography of a fanciful life that most could not relate too. The life of the “upper class” woman and her journey with God. Perhaps the author needs a reality check. The author, I’m sure would agree, is one of God’s chosen ones.
Wonderful reading and great skill. Will look for her in other books!
Sure. Zsa Zsa Gábor could be the woman and Clark Gable could be the husband. Jesus could be played by Mark Damon. The world around them could be played by regular plebes like us. It could take place between their mansions in Beverly Hills, there many vacations around the world, and occasional volunteer work with with Mexican commoners.
People need to know what they are buying.
I enjoyed and appreciated the author's story but I don't feel like I got any information about what she learned while visiting Heaven. It clearly transformed her life, but I'm not sure I got any information.
Found it over simplistic
No. I recently heard Proof of Heaven and was throughly engaged
Ms Lowman was fine
I cannot imagine where to begin.
To me there are other books that are more inspiring about going to the next world and back. For my taste all the Bible quotes were off putting. I believe the next world is for everyone. Even without the quotes, it was just ok, yes her rescue was remarkable but.......
yes, because it teaches something good
that it is a true story
yes very mucho so
Yes it was very touchy
No, only that I enjoy it very much
Near death experiences are always more interesting/credible when written by a physician, because they can address the critics arguments about the impossibility of NDE's in a scientific manner. This is a great story. It is very well written and there is a lot of detail on the experience itself and how it affected the author and her family. The narrator does a great job too.
Very near the top!
hearing a first hand account of death, journey to heaven, and return to this earthly life. Her ability to change her life.
Love a story w/ humor,romance,adventure, w/out a lot of bickering,& good deals.
The story was great for me as I loved seeing God's awesome and tender
Love. He is faithful. But I must add that the title is not the best as it infers
you will actually here her account of being in heaven, which was not included.
It is a more intellectual account better understood by those who are familiar
with Scripture for she quotes many while explaining how Jesus, still doing miracles
In our lives today as He did when He walked on earth, in particular her circumstances
of her death and back to this world. What a blessing, an awesome testimony to Christ's
Presence with us if we allow Him in.
Yes. The narrator was a great choice and the story was compelling.
No, but I'd like to do so!
This was an enjoyable "read." Engaging on all levels!
i would compare it to the letters that Paul wrote in the bible regarding perservering and demonstrating love
It was extremely encouraging on how to deal with difficult situations in our own daily lives.
this book is very encouraging to the reader regarding their own trials & tribulations. Mary went through some difficult physical & emotional circumstances. If the reader compares their life to hers, he/she may gain confidence that God is always with us no matter what we go through. If the reader was not a believer, it is difficult to disgard that there is no God when the descriptions of what she went through are seriously thought about. I can understand her delay in writing the book since the believer is taught that it is not for our glory but for Christ's glory that we acknowledge our difficulties so that we may witness to those who don't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The narrator also does an excellent job in describing these chllenges that Mary and her family faced.
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