To Heaven And Back

I just read To Heaven And Back by Mary C. Neal, MD. I really was looking forward to reading and reviewing this book. It looked extremely interesting and I couldn't wait to start it. This story describes Mary's near fatal kayaking accident, near death experience, recovery, and life following the accident. The story was compelling, exciting, easy to read, and very interesting. In fact, I could hardly put the book down. I stayed up late reading to find out what happened next. I have no fault with the story itself or its readability; the book was excellent. However, parts of it made me very uncomfortable. Some of the ideas and beliefs portrayed in the book are decidedly anti-orthodox and not typical Christian beliefs. For example, she states that souls are alive before birth and they choose what body to go into and map our their life before entering their body. That belief has no Biblical support and was rather bizarre to read in this book. She also hardly ever mentions Jesus or salvation, and I was shocked that this book had no explanation of the plan of salvation or how to become a Christian. In short, the story was good, but the Christianity and Bible basis were very, very weak. I received a copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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