Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Author: Mary C. Neal MD
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: May 29, 2012.

 About the Book:

 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 new found 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.

Read the First Chapter
Dr. Mary Neal's Website
Dr. Mary Neal on Fox News

My Thoughts:

I was a little disappointed with the book and the title.The title was a bit misleading making me believe that the book was all about a NDE. I felt that the book was more of an autobiography and I wish the author would have elaborated on her encounter with the Angels, and Heaven. After I started reading the book, I was tempted to stop reading because I became bored but I kept on reading. I wanted to learn about her encounter and not about her career, her trips and her relationships. I do not recommend the book because I have read better books on the subject that was more descriptive and more believable.

Disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

1 comment:

  1. I saw her on tv (I think it was the Katie show) and think her story is amazing! I would love to read this book. Sounds like one that you can't put down.


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