Saturday, May 19, 2012

To Heaven and Back

During these several weeks while taking a break from my studies, I have determined that I'm going to do some reading for pleasure. After having seen a brief interview by Megyn Kelly of FOXNews with the author of a book, and becoming immediately intrigued by the subject, I downloaded the book to my Kindle and began to read. And I have had trouble tearing myself away from the book in order to accomplish much else that needs to be accomplished.

In her book, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mary Neal describes her experience of dying and going to heaven. Now before you cringe at the thought of reading yet another account of someone who has "traveled a dark tunnel and gone toward the Light," let me assure you that this book is not typical. The author spends a good portion of her story explaining why it is that she was allowed to come back to earth. She weaves the events of her life directly to her experience in God's presence. It is actually a fascinating and alluring account of the many insights she received while "on the other side," as well as subsequent conversations she has had with the Lord and/or angels. I don't want to discuss too much of the book here, as I wouldn't want to give away anything should you choose to read the book. However, I couldn't help but post this photograph which I discovered this morning while searching for items to "pin" on Pinterest (...ah, don't even get me started on Pinterest! That's another topic and worthy of its own blog space!)

At one point in the book, Mary Neal describes the course of our lives as having many branches. And that is all I will say. (You'll have to read the book to get the full story.) This photograph by fine art photographer, Yuliya, in Ontario, Canada, perfectly illustrates part of To Heaven and Back.

Many branches leading to either the window filled with light and love, or the prison of darkness. Now...go read the book and let me know what you think!


Anonymous said...

Going to my kindle now.

deb's mom said...

The best book of this type I have read so far. Highly recommeded.