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
Very interesting story. Very inspirational. Great if you enjoy real-life accounts. I'm sure I'll listen to it a third time. :-)
Tell her story.... She told the sad story about the death of her son...I understand what she was trying to do but it failed
Something more moving
more about what happened to her
the only redeeming qualities was it was over
Waste of money
Say something about yourself!
Amazing listen - both the story and performance. I do not doubt the facts in this book at all and really appreciate the willingness of Dr. Mary Neal to share the intimate details of her life.
This book has brought me to a place where I want to keep growing spiritually and has deepened my relationship with my higher power. I am not a "religious person" and there was a lot of reference to the bible in the story but IMHO each reading from the bible related to each chapter in the book and only enhanced the book.
I don't believe in coincidences. Listen to this audio book - you won't be disappointed.
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.
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