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

Mary C. Neal M.D.
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Faith

Mary Neal's faith in God emerges as the main theme in her memoir, "To Heaven and Back." Mary provides an account of the evolution of her faith. As a kid Mary merely tolerated her weekly visits to church with her family. Many readers will be able to relate to that scenario having gone through a similar experiences themselves. It is not a new concept for one to seek his faith; however, in Mary's case it was almost as if faith was seeking her out. As a teen she survived a potentially deadly car accident that strengthened her faith. As the car careened off the road and into a tree, Mary's natural instinct was to pray. An inexplicable calm came over her and she felt deep down that she was safe and in God's care.

Mary makes the case for a faith that endures ordeals and tragedy. Each time...

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