To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal, MD is a true story of Mary Neal’s experience of her life before and after she experienced drowning, near death and her time spent in heaven and on earth. She was on a trip with her husband in Chile. She was kayaking with a group when her kayak became pinned under another kayak underwater. She was known to be submerged in the water for at least 11-14 minutes as a watch was started as soon as one of the leaders realized that someone was missing. This book details the experiences that Mary and her companions had surrounding this time as well as her family’s experiences dealing with the ordeal and recovery.
I found this book to be a good read of one family’s experience with death and near death experiences. It is told in a very true manner. When Mary tells of her experiences they seem very true and comforting to her. It is told in a manner of a woman comfortable with her life and what God has chosen for her. This does not mean to say that her life has been easy as she has went on to have many life altering experiences that we all face in life which are not pleasant such as the deaths of some of her family members one of which is her beloved son. She tells of how she with God’s help as well as those around her she has grown to accept life as it comes and finds it good. I would recommend reading this book, it is a good one.
I received this book from Multnomah Press for this review.