To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story
Mary Neal’s life was saved by a miracle during her Near Death Experience. In her book, To Heaven and Back, Mary tells how the miracles were not limited to just her. A number of other people who were trying to save her also experienced miracles.
Mary was running some river rapids, when while cascading down a waterfall, her kayak became pinned at the bottom and she was completely submerged under a strong river current. Her companions “could see her helmet, but there was about four feet of deep, strong current between the ledge upon which they were standing and her. The water was too deep and fast moving for anyone to stand in it, and the gap was too wide to step across or span.” “Again and again they were unsuccessful in their attempts to reach her…” Then “They looked down and a dry rock suddenly appeared in the middle of the water flow that separated them from her. They were able to step onto this rock and use it as a platform from which they could reach her boat.” Much later after they had retrieved Mary, her companions returned to the scene of the accident and “tried to recover the two kayaks that were still trapped at the bottom of the waterfall. The rock upon which they had been standing when they fished her out of the water was gone.
This is only one example of some of Mary’s miracles that happened during her Near Death Experience.
Mary not only had an encounter with a divine being when she died but continued to have further encounters during her recovery.
Mary wrote this book many years after the events, and she has been able to give us many examples of how her new faith was tested in the years after the NDE, and this makes for a very compelling story. I was drawn into the book and really felt for the challenges that life has given Mary.
I thoroughly recommend this book as a great read, another example of modern miracles, and an extremely powerful story about the Afterlife.
Finished reading 25th July 2019
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