To Heaven and Back: A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story (Google eBook)

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, May 23, 2012 - Religion - 240 pages
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A kayak accident during a South American adventure takes one woman to heaven ó where she experienced Godís peace, joy, and angels ó 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 Maryís remarkable story of her lifeís 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 wasnít her time, Mary shares the captivating experience of her modern-day miracle.

Maryís 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.

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I just finished reading Mary C. Neal's book about her near-death experience, about talking to angels and her certainty that God held her following her kayaking accident. This book is about more than ... Read full review


Chapter 1
Spinning Out of Control
Chapter5 God Is Faithful
Breaking the Bonds
1 My Rescue
Angels by the River
Clarity of Vision
Giving Back
QA with D1 Neal

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About the author (2012)

Mary C. Neal, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon. She studied at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, completed her orthopaedic residency at the University of Southern California and is fellowship trained as a spinal surgeon. She is the former Director of Spine Surgery at the University of Southern California and is a founding partner of Orthopedic Associates of Jackson Hole. Her after-life experience has been featured on national media including WGN, Dr. Oz, and Fox and Friends. She has served as a church elder, on several non-profit organization boards, and created the Willie Neal Environmental Awareness Fund. Dr. Neal lives with her family in Jackson Hole, WY.

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