To Heaven and Back

Written by Mary C. Neal, MD

Reviewed by Fred Beyer, Episcopal Shoppe

“This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it or grow in its light and be of service to others.
But what I do with this day is important because
I have exchanged a day of my life it.
When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever.
I hope I will not regret the price I paid for it."

Thus begins Dr. Mary Neal’s story of a life marked by several holy interventions, and a “near death” experience.  The most important event occurred in southern Chile where she was trapped under water in a kayak accident.  While cascading down a waterfall, her boat became pinned at the bottom of a waterfall where she was completely submerged and drowned.  Mary describes what happened during the following minutes when she visited heaven.  During that time she communicated with angles and was sent back to Earth because it wasn’t her time .

The events that followed and how she was changed by her new understanding of her purpose on Earth, the awareness of God, her closer relationship with Jesus, and her personal spiritual journey will reacquaint you with the wonder and promise of heaven. Mary Neal’s story will help you find God’s hand in you daily life and enrich your personal faith and walk with God.