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To Heaven and Back

To Heaven and Back

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

by Mary C. Neal, M.D.

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.

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

To Heaven and Back is Mary Neal'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.

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

Mary C. Neal

Read an excerpt from Chapter 9 of To Heaven and Back.

Author Website

Author Website

Visit Mary Neal's website to learn more about her incredible story.

A Q&A with Mary Neal

A Q&A with Mary Neal

"My death and return to life is the greatest gift I have ever received, and I am continually grateful for having had this experience."

Book Club Roundtable

The Reality of Heaven (and Hell)

The Reality of Heaven (and Hell)

Sarah Reinhard

Here is a book that deals with something I think all Christians agree on and yet many of us (Catholic and non) ignore: the spiritual realm, the reality of heaven (which means the reality of hell, though it’s not discussed in this book), and the intertwining of the two.

True Compass and the Lens of Faith

True Compass and the Lens of Faith

Rebecca Hamilton

What sets the book apart from other accounts of near-death experiences is Dr. Neal’s life in Christ. That’s what inspired me.

A Heavenly Worldview

A Heavenly Worldview

James McGrath

A worldview of this sort presents many puzzles and seemingly unanswerable questions.

To Where and Back?

To Where and Back?

Barbara Alexander

It is rare to read a near death account where someone was not changed profoundly. But the way that change is described, or the meaning one makes from it, differs widely.

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To Heaven and Back: An Interview with Mary Neal

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