To Heaven and Back
In 1999 in the Los Ríos region of southern Chile, orthopedic surgeon, devoted wife, and loving mother Dr. Mary Neal drowned in a kayak accident.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. Mary’s life has been forever changed by her newfound understanding of her purpose on earth, her awareness of God, and her closer relationship with Jesus. To Heaven and Back will reacquaint you with the hope, wonder, and promise of heaven, while enriching your own faith and walk with God.
7 Lessons from Heaven
In To Heaven and Back, Dr. Mary Neal shared her unforgettable near death experience following a kayaking accident in Chile. In 7 Lessons from Heaven, she takes readers deeper into her experience, which included meeting Jesus face-to-face, encounters with angels, and a journey into a “city of light.” She digs into important findings about the physiology of drowning and shares why—from the perspective of heaven—we can know that beauty blossoms from even our greatest losses. Then she shows how each of us can personally experience God’s presence, develop an absolute trust in the truth of God’s promises, and learn how to live joyfully every day.
About the Author
MARY C. NEAL, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon. She studied at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, completed her orthopedic residency at the University of Southern California and is fellowship-trained as a spinal surgeon. She has served as a church elder on several non-profit organization boards, and she created the Willie Neal Environmental Awareness Fund. Dr. Neal lives with her family in Jackson Hole, WY.