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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this inspired follow-up to the million-copy bestseller To Heaven and Back, Dr. Mary Neal (featured in the Netflix original series Surviving Death) shares untold stories about her encounters with Jesus and powerful insights about how the reality of heaven can make each day magnificent. 
 
“If you want practical ways to bring more of Heaven into your life today, Dr. Neal shows how.”—John Burke, pastor and author of New York Times bestseller Imagine Heaven
 
Dr. Mary Neal’s unforgettable account of the Chilean kayaking accident that took her life and sent her on a journey to heaven and back riveted millions of readers. But as she shared her story with audiences throughout the world, Dr. Neal realized she had more to tell, especially on the biggest questions, such as how does her story help others? And how does knowing that heaven is real change our lives here on Earth? 
 
In  7 Lessons from Heaven, Dr. Neal takes readers deeper into her experience, which included meeting Jesus face-to-face, encounters with angels, and a journey to a “city of light.” She digs into important findings about the physiology of drowning, and shares why—from the perspective of heaven—we can know that beauty blossoms from even our greatest losses. Then she shows how each of us can personally experience God’s presence, develop an absolute trust in the truth of God’s promises, and learn how to live joyfully every day.

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“Mary Neal is the sort of friend – and doctor – we all want to have. Compassionate, kind, thorough, knowledgeable, healing in the best sense of the word. In her newest book she calls on all of those gifts to explain the unexplainable and show how the heavenly impacts earth.”
– Rick Hamlin, executive editor, Guideposts magazine and author of Pray for Me

"One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves in this earthly lifetime is whether or not we believe in God. Through sharing her personal experience and exceptional insight in 7 Lessons, Dr. Mary Neal paints a beautiful picture of heaven and has outlines a perfect path for us to follow on our quest for knowing our loving, personal, trustworthy God. I hope when you finish these pages, when you are asked if you believe in angels or God, you can firmly say, with absolute trust, "I Do!"
 Deanne Breedlove

“I love the way Mary so winsomely and beautifully describes the relationship we  can and were created to have with God.  The statement, “one man’s experience trumps another man’s opinion,” is very applicable to Mary’s life and the content of this book.  She shares with passion and conviction what she has personally experienced so that we might embrace the truth and promise of it all.  This is a must read!”
–Terry Meeuwsen, Co-host of The700 Club

“Are there any questions more important than what happens when we die or whether God is real? Mary Neal’s wonderfully clear but utterly extraordinary explanation of her experience is itself a gift from heaven to all of us. I am absolutely thrilled we have it and recommend it highly.” 
Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life and host of the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Show
 
“You must read this book.  The new details of Mary Neal’s encounter with God are glorious, the collection of near death experiences through history is compelling, and the evidence for God is overwhelming.  But best is Mary’s recipe for personal joy through trust in God.”
–Douglas Ell, author of Counting to God

"In 7 Lessons from Heaven, Dr. Mary Neal shares more about her inspiring near death experience and God’s profound love for us. Her powerful testimony and the practical advice she gives on accepting God’s love, forgiveness, and trusting Him completely is life-changing and should not be missed." 
Immaculee Ilibagiza, best-selling author of Left to Tell and Led by Faith

“Having spent time with Dr. Mary Neal, I appreciate that this disciplined, analytical surgeon put her own near-death experience to the test while remaining committed to scripture. If you want practical ways to bring more of Heaven into your life today, Dr. Neal shows how.”
–John Burke, pastor and author of New York Times bestseller Imagine Heaven

"Dr. Mary Neal is a fine, caring physician who took a profound journey into the next life when she died. Near death experiences have now entered into the consciousness of the medical profession, and Dr. Neal’s astonishing book shares a wealth of practical and inspiring spiritual lessons gained from her journey to the other side. This is truly a delightful and extraordinary book."
–Raymond Moody, MD,  author of Reflections on Life After Life, (Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1977)

About the Author

Mary C. Neal is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, former director of spine surgery at the University of Southern California, and a founding partner of the Orthopedic Associates of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She received her medical degree from the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also trained in general surgery before completing an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. She has served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, is a member of the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations, and created the Willie Neal Environmental Awareness Fund (wnealenvirofund.org).

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Chapter 1

River of Death, River of Life

 

“Death is not the end of life; it is the beginning of an eternal journey.”

--Debasish Mridha

 

Good friends, sunshine, and the beautiful outdoors--that January morning in 1999 began with the same excitement and anticipation I had felt on countless previous kayaking adventures I had shared with my husband, Bill. It was our final day before returning to the United States, and it was my husband’s birthday. We planned to celebrate by paddling in a remote part of Chile, on an infrequently run portion of the upper Fuy River known for its many waterfalls. As experienced whitewater kayakers, Bill and I knew the ten- to fifteen-foot falls would be challenging, but well within our skill set.

We’d be paddling with Tom, a professional raft and kayak guide who had been leading trips in Chile for more than twenty years, his two adult sons, Chad and Kenneth, and Kenneth’s wife, Anne, as well as several other clients.

This stretch of the Fuy requires focus and a complete commitment. That’s because, in addition to being in a remote part of Chile, the river is often closed in on both banks by steep hillsides made impassable by dense bamboo forests. This topography makes getting off the river sooner than the designated downstream take-out point extremely challenging, if not impossible. Once you start down the river, there’s no turning back.

When Bill uncharacteristically awoke that morning with severe back pain, he made the difficult and disappointing decision not to kayak with us that day. Instead, he dropped us off at the river, giving me his bright red paddling jacket to wear beneath my equally bright red life jacket, kissed me good-bye, and told me to be safe. He planned to find a sunny spot to spend the day reading, intending to meet us downstream at the end of the day. It felt strange going without Bill, but I couldn’t wait to get started.

As our group pushed off, I moved out of the eddy, confidently paddling my kayak forward into the swiftly moving river. We didn’t know that disaster would strike within minutes.

Ahead of us were two waterfalls. I moved toward the smaller one, which our group had agreed would provide the safest descent into the waters below. But as I approached this waterfall, I could see that someone else’s kayak was lodged sideways in its entrance, and the powerful current was pulling me straight toward them. I had to act quickly.

With no other option, I veered away, only to be propelled straight toward the larger waterfall. I would have to make the best of it. As I was thrust over the lip of the waterfall, I saw tremendous turbulence below. In a flash, I pictured what would come.

At the bottom, I would flip upside down. The turbulence would keep me from being able to right myself, so I would have to detach the neoprene spray skirt that was keeping me dry before I could push myself out of my boat. I’d get tumbled around by the chaotic waters and claw my way to the surface while being flushed downstream. Then, gasping for air, I’d swim to shore and sheepishly begin collecting my belongings. What can I say--most whitewater kayakers have endured it at least once. I prepared myself for the inevitable.

But what I assumed would happen did not.

I rapidly dropped into the turbulence below and, predictably, plunged deep below the water’s surface. But then I came to a sudden and sickening stop when the front end of my boat became jammed in the underwater features. I remained upright in my boat instead of being flipped upside down, but instead of quickly popping back to the surface, I was stuck under six to eight feet of water that quickly closed over my head.

I tried vainly to rock my kayak free. Then I tried to free myself from the boat. But the sheer weight of the water overhead and the force of the current bent my torso forward and kept even my arms pinned to the front deck of my kayak. I had no air pocket and no time to spare. No matter how hard I tried, my efforts to move were laughable. And I began to realize then what would actually happen.

I would drown.

 

Slipping Away

I had always imagined that drowning would be a terrible and terrifying way to die, and I took note that instead of experiencing terror, I actually felt quite peaceful. I experienced no air hunger, no panic, and no fear. And I began to calmly pray. Oddly, I didn’t beg God to rescue me. Instead, I prayed only, “Your will be done.”

It wasn’t about giving up. It was more about actively turning toward God. That’s why I often say, God did not take my future--I willingly gave it to Him.

The moment I relinquished my future to God’s will, I felt the physical sensation of being held and comforted by Jesus. I don’t mean this in an abstract, greeting-card kind of way. I felt his embrace as tangibly as I could feel the plastic of the boat around my legs and the weight of the water pressing on my torso.

As I wrote in To Heaven and Back, Jesus assured me that everything was “fine,” that my husband would be “fine,” and my young children would be “fine,” regardless of whether I lived or died. It felt as though Jesus was pouring his boundless love, kindness, compassion, and mercy into my very soul.

Time seemed to stop. I sensed my spirit expanding and becoming a part of everything around me. I felt connected to everything. Time for me could have ended at that moment and I would have been more than content. But Jesus was with me. It was during this time that Jesus lovingly showed me the story of my life and reminded me of the great beauty that comes of all events. (In the pages ahead, I’ll talk more about life reviews.)

While I was basking in the bottomless kindness and compassion of Jesus, my kayaking friends had figured out that I was under the water below the falls. They became increasingly desperate in their attempts to reach me, but nothing was working.

The dying process seemed to be taking a very long time and, although I had no sense of my friends’ efforts, I could feel the powerful currents pulling my body out and over the front deck of my boat. Eventually, the current ripped my helmet from my head and my life jacket from my body. My knees were forced to bend forward, breaking bones and tearing ligaments in the process, yet I felt no pain.

As my body was leaving my boat, I could also feel something else happening--Jesus was releasing me, and my spirit was slowly separating from my body. Suddenly, I felt my spirit release with a small pop. The separation felt painless, gentle, and beautiful. I never experienced being conscious one moment and unconscious the next. Instead, I felt conscious and then more conscious. I had a heightened clarity and intensity of consciousness, and I felt more alive than I had ever felt.

My body finally broke free from my kayak and was dragged downstream, sometimes bumping and scraping along the bottom of the river, sometimes tumbling in the current. But I don’t remember any of that. What I do remember is this: gracefully rising up out of the river, feeling freedom and lightness as the water fell away from my outstretched arms, and feeling the brilliant sunshine that seemed to pull me upward . . . until I could look down on the entire scene.

I was not afraid. With God’s perfect love so profoundly present, fear had no room to exist.

As I hovered above the river, I was welcomed by a group of “somethings.” Perhaps I should call them people, spirits, angels, or soul friends. But these words mean different things to different people, so I am never quite sure what to call the beings who welcomed me. All I can say is that I had absolute knowledge that these beings had known me and loved me as long as I had existed, and that I had known and loved them also. I believe if I had looked closely at those in my welcoming committee, I would have recognized each of them as someone who had been important in my life experience, regardless of whether I had known them on Earth or not. For example, one might have been a great-grandparent who died long before I was born.

But here’s the important thing. They were radiant, brilliant, and overflowing with God’s love. In that moment, I knew without a doubt that they had been sent by God to comfort, guide, and protect me. In their presence, I felt completely and unconditionally loved by God in a way that is elusive if not impossible on Earth. I was filled with an inexpressible peace and joy that made life on Earth seem pale and unappealing by comparison.

I felt like I had finally returned home.

 

Turning Toward Heaven

But I still hadn’t left Earth. Not yet. I found myself reveling in my new existence but still watching what was happening on the river below. Yes, a different sense of time and dimension existed in this world I had entered. The past, present, and future all seemed to merge into one reality. I seemed to be in a different spacial dimension as well. But all the while, I was able to look down on the scene at the river.

By now, I had been under the water for almost thirty minutes.

Downstream, my bright red life jacket bobbed to the surface, catching the attention of Tom’s eighteen-year-old son, Chad, who quickly jumped into the river to retrieve it. As he swam toward shore, he felt something bump into his leg. It was my body. Serenely, I watched as he grabbed my wrist and pulled my lifeless body from the water.

Later, observing my friends begin CPR, I came to the full realization that I must be dead. Surprisingly, this did not provoke concern or sadness in me--I simply took note of it. On the riverbank, one of the other kayakers encouraged my friends to stop CPR. Too much time had passed since I had drowned, she said. She warned that if they were able to revive me, I would “just be a vegetable.” Another kayaker wanted to videotape everything. Another panicked and ran up the hillside and out of sight.

My friends below were frantically focused, but I felt calm. I thought about what a delightful and wonderfully rich life I had lived in my body. It had been a life of opportunity, adventure, and growth. I had a loving husband and four precious young children who expanded my heart beyond what I would have imagined possible, dear family and friends, and a fulfilling job. I had loved deeply and been loved deeply in return. But as I watched the events play out on the riverbank, I felt certain that I was now home and that my life in that body was over.

And honestly, I did not want to return. Today, I am a little chagrined to admit my lack of desire to return, knowing the grief my family would have endured. But if you think about what I was experiencing in those moments, perhaps you will understand. I was getting my first taste of our true home in God’s love.

Swept up in that love, I gratefully acknowledged the life that had been mine, then silently said good-bye and turned away from the riverbank in the direction of heaven.

I began to move with my guides up a path to the entrance of a great domed structure that I knew was the point of no return. As we gently traveled, my companions and I communicated without words and moved without walking. We didn’t speak using our mouths to form words, but the communication was pure and clear. I heard the communication in English, my native language, but it was as if the words were being sent from one person to another in their most elemental form, just transference of energy and meaning.

Our travel was not instantaneous, but we moved gracefully and effortlessly. I don’t know if I actually had feet, and never even thought to look. The path we traveled seemed like a physical surface--it looked like a solid surface--but it existed in the midst of nothing. The indistinct edges of the road, as well as the space above and below the road, expanded into the universe. With no beginning or end, this path was inexplicably beautiful.

The colors of nature and the magnificent aromas of flowers and trees have always touched me deeply and, not surprisingly, this is what I began to encounter. As I looked more closely, the path we were on seemed to be stitched together with every color of the rainbow and even some colors I’d never seen before. A seemingly infinite variety of flowers sprouted along the edges of the path, and my very being was infused with their sumptuous aroma. The array and vividness of the colors, the intricacies of the flowers, and the allure of the aromas were all far more intense than anything I have seen or experienced on Earth. I not only saw and smelled these things, but also heard, tasted, and felt them. My senses expanded, and I could both experience them and understand them.

Of course, I realize this description is difficult to fathom, but I felt that I was a part of the beauty, and it was a part of me. And overlaying and saturating all of this was God’s palpable, complete, unwavering, and all-encompassing love. It was a greater love than I had ever understood or experienced. Even now the feeling is impossible to put into words. I never wanted to leave.

 

At the Threshold

I may not have wanted to leave, but far below me on the riverbank, Tom, Kenneth, and Chad were doing everything in their power to thwart my intentions. While Tom and his sons performed CPR, I could hear Chad pleading with me to come back and “take a breath.” Hearing his urgency, I glanced backward and was struck by the vulnerable expression on this young man’s face. Overcome with compassion, I traveled back down the path to my body, where I lay down in my body and took a single breath before getting up to rejoin my companions and travel farther up the path.

But then I heard Chad pleading again. “Come on! I know you are still here. Breathe! Just one more breath!” Again, I felt compelled to return to my body and take one more breath. My return to take a single breath, which is how I quite literally interpreted his pleading, occurred repeatedly as we slowly made our way up the path. Again and again and again our progress along the path was delayed as I retuned for another breath in response to Chad’s calling.

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How much evidence do YOU need?
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2017
I am a person who struggles with her faith, so I was interested to read this book by Dr. Mary C. Neal, an orthopedic spinal surgeon who lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Dr. Neal drowned in a kayaking accident in 1999, but was miraculously brought back to life. She truly... See more
I am a person who struggles with her faith, so I was interested to read this book by Dr. Mary C. Neal, an orthopedic spinal surgeon who lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Dr. Neal drowned in a kayaking accident in 1999, but was miraculously brought back to life. She truly believes she went to heaven and met Jesus. She first wrote a book about her experience in 2012, “To Heaven and Back.” As time passed, Dr. Neal felt compelled to share more, including the question asked to her by many: How does knowing heaven is real change our lives on Earth? She answered this question among others in this follow-up book, “Seven Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life.”

NOTE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS “SPOILERS”.

Seven Lessons from Heaven has two main parts. Part One, which is approximately two-thirds of the book, shares the doctor’s story of drowning, meeting Jesus, and returning to her Earthly body. Throughout these chapters, she shares seven lessons (“life-altering insights”) that she brought back from heaven. They are explained in detail throughout the chapters, and she summarizes them as this:

1. Circumstances are seen differently through the lens of heaven.
2. Death is not the end.
3. God is love, and forgiveness sets us free.
4. Heaven is real and grace abounds.
5. God wants us to be seen and shows His presence in our world through miracles.
6. God has a plan for us that is one of hope, purpose and beauty.
7. In God’s time, beauty blossoms in all things.

In Part Two, Dr. Neal shares a “practical and life-tested way to live differently with the beautiful truths of heaven in mind”. She calls this living with “absolute trust”. She guides us through the stages of hope, faith, then ultimately, absolute trust. This is done by doing the following:

1. Look beyond: Form a hypothesis with an open heart by asking ourselves all sorts of questions.
2. Look around: Gather “evidence” from people and the world around us.
3. Look within: Write out a chronology of our life, then look for signs of God in our story.
4. Form a conclusion: Reevaluate our hypothesis and make a choice.

These four steps are described in detail in Part Two. They take considerable time, thought and soul-searching on our part. When completed, hopefully the person will have absolute trust. I must confess, I was not ready to tackle this assignment myself at the present time, but I may do so eventually.

There will be believers of this book, as there will be doubters. Some people may believe this was simply a dream, some will think Dr. Neal is lying, and some will have no doubt she had conversations with Jesus. Everyone is on a unique journey, so no two people will respond the same. As is asked in the book: How much evidence do YOU need? As for whether or not I believe that Dr. Neal went to heaven and back, I honestly do not know. However, I believe that she believes she did, and she feels compelled to share her story. Therefore, I wanted to read it to see what she had to say.

I found the book to be an intriguing read. I especially enjoyed the stories the doctor shared of others who had similar stories/miracles. Although it was interesting, I felt at times the story could have been more condensed. Would recommend, especially to those who are struggling with their own faith journey.
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I pretty much only consider personal change if it is attached ...
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2017
I have read Mary''s previous book as well as 7 Lessons from Heaven. This most recent book is so much more powerful. Her story is told with more detail and passion. As a primary care physician, I have the privileged of listening to life changing stories every day. I... See more
I have read Mary''s previous book as well as 7 Lessons from Heaven. This most recent book is so much more powerful. Her story is told with more detail and passion.
As a primary care physician, I have the privileged of listening to life changing stories every day. I pretty much only consider personal change if it is attached to a story. Sometimes an individual can change me too by sharing their experience of trauma or challenge. Mary''s story can do that for her reader. I don''t think her readers will be bored hearing the story of her kayak accident and the story of her child dying. The maturity she gained as an author between her two books will be a treat to those of you who read her first book.
After retelling her stories and sharing those of many other people, she goes on in give us a step by step guide for spiritual growth. This book helps us to know, in a specific sense, ways to use our pain or even regular daily experiences to get to faith, gratitude, and being of service. By sharing her story, she shows us it is possible.
I read some of the few negative reviews of this book and wondered if I read the same book. I didn''t find it to be preachy or elitist in any way. I think the book is approachable to those who have a traditional Bible based faith and well as to those who do not. She shares her spiritual and physical experiences and leaves her reader to opt in or out.
Reading this book called me on to spiritual and personal growth. I think it will for you too if you choose to let it.
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As I was watching the news, I caught a brief snippet about the author and her story which, thanks to God, captured my attention. I have since read both her books and have taken her lessons to heart. No reason to read both books......stick with the 7 Lessons. Have many of... See more
As I was watching the news, I caught a brief snippet about the author and her story which, thanks to God, captured my attention. I have since read both her books and have taken her lessons to heart. No reason to read both books......stick with the 7 Lessons. Have many of my family and friends reading the Lessons. If u are looking for an opportunity to "find God", highly recommend u begin with the 7 Lessons.
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I have been a Christian for 41 years. I am a true believer in Christ. For many years I have felt as if I am missing a closer relationship with him. My fault of course, not His. My feelings of not deserving His goodness; or being afraid to completely trust has kept me... See more
I have been a Christian for 41 years. I am a true believer in Christ.
For many years I have felt as if I am missing a closer relationship with him. My fault of course, not His. My feelings of not deserving His goodness; or being afraid to completely trust has kept me from totally resting in Him. This book has made a big difference in my journey with The Lord. I have been convinced by the author that I have held Him at arms length believing that I can’t be close because I am a disappointment to Him. Her words helped me to see Gods love for me; does not depend on me. And does not stop Him from wanting to be near to me and helping me. A wonderful book Helping me to draw nearer to my Creator.
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Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2017
Great book. Love the opening chapter quotes. Nice approach to the topic. Something for everyone. Story seeker. Analytical. Need for science. If you don''t need all the feel good part, which was the best part to me, skip to chapter 13. Ordered Kindle edition. Wish I would... See more
Great book. Love the opening chapter quotes. Nice approach to the topic. Something for everyone. Story seeker. Analytical. Need for science. If you don''t need all the feel good part, which was the best part to me, skip to chapter 13. Ordered Kindle edition. Wish I would have purchased the book in print. Will have to purchase again. Interested in study outline at the end, but too cumbersome to flip back and forth in Kindle. Thank you doctor for having the courage to share your story. I can imagine what a big risk sharing your experience felt like in the natural. Hopefully more seekers will have the courage to read this enjoyable, well written book. Great job covering your experience from all angles. I hope more readers will share their reviews too. The world needs this information.
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Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2018
I had a similar out of body "experience" to Dr. Neal although I was not dying. l was intrigued to read this book. I think it reads best taken in small doses at a time It''s a lot to digest spiritually, especially with the vividness of Dr. Neal''s description of her... See more
I had a similar out of body "experience" to Dr. Neal although I was not dying. l was intrigued to read this book. I think it reads best taken in small doses at a time It''s a lot to digest spiritually, especially with the vividness of Dr. Neal''s description of her heavenly experience and her revelations with Jesus. As a reader I was grateful that she took seriously first the searching and the seeking for scientific ways to explain her experience in human biology and physiologic terms. But she comes to the conclusion, I rightly believe, that there are no scientific explanations as to how or why she survived. A higher power intervened for specific reasons. I believe part of the reason is so she can help us see "God" as very real and very present and beyond understanding in power. Her story-writing is beautiful. God gifted her with medical capabilities, but also with the gift of writing for this very purpose. And as you will see in her book, many, many others have had these kinds of spiritual visits. I have been afraid to tell my story, not because I fear being judged, but because I feared not being believed. No more. This is real, powerful and hope-filled. A MUST-read if you fear leaving this life. Forget your worries.
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Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2017
Eternity affirming and encouraging for all of us who have suffered untimely loss of a loved one. Hope for all of us. Every word spoke to my broken mother''s heart. I''m especially grateful for the passages concerning drowning. It eases my pain to know that drowning isn''t... See more
Eternity affirming and encouraging for all of us who have suffered untimely loss of a loved one. Hope for all of us. Every word spoke to my broken mother''s heart. I''m especially grateful for the passages concerning drowning. It eases my pain to know that drowning isn''t the horrible experience we imagine and that we are never alone. Thank you Mary Neal, for being brave enough to share your experiences with us.
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Whitney Moore
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JOY TO THE WORLD or HOTEL CALIFORNIA?
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2018
Dr. Mary C. Neal rejoices my heart when she talks of being transformed by trust. Hers is an amazing story of conversion from “a noun" into “a verb" which is, I think, a majorly important distinction. Like her, head knowledge was dead knowledge for me until Jesus met me in... See more
Dr. Mary C. Neal rejoices my heart when she talks of being transformed by trust. Hers is an amazing story of conversion from “a noun" into “a verb" which is, I think, a majorly important distinction. Like her, head knowledge was dead knowledge for me until Jesus met me in Person and sang me into understanding the promises of God are real – all of them. Maybe I am putting words in the author’s mouth, but I wonder why she wonders if “there might be parts of heaven for people who do not belong to Christ.” This simply stymies me, because God’s promises include what Jesus says about heaven and hell. Eternity is not the question according to Christ. The only question is which one.
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rick
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I really like the style of writing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2017
I really like the style of writing. Dr Mary Neal recounts her spiritual journey with clarity and confidence; everything''s very clear and easy to understand. Thankfully, there''s no waffle or trivia at all in her book. In sum, I found ''7 Lessons from Heaven'' very interesting...See more
I really like the style of writing. Dr Mary Neal recounts her spiritual journey with clarity and confidence; everything''s very clear and easy to understand. Thankfully, there''s no waffle or trivia at all in her book. In sum, I found ''7 Lessons from Heaven'' very interesting in parts, comforting, insightful, and inspiring. I enjoyed the whole book; I''ll probably read it again in the new year. Highly recommended.
I really like the style of writing. Dr Mary Neal recounts her spiritual journey with clarity and confidence; everything''s very clear and easy to understand. Thankfully, there''s no waffle or trivia at all in her book. In sum, I found ''7 Lessons from Heaven'' very interesting in parts, comforting, insightful, and inspiring. I enjoyed the whole book; I''ll probably read it again in the new year. Highly recommended.
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Jamestheweed
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Not for me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2018
Not really what I thought it would be. Good to a point but not enough depth for much liking and the book felt padded out x bit
Not really what I thought it would be. Good to a point but not enough depth for much liking and the book felt padded out x bit
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Xandria
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Disappointing
Reviewed in Canada on September 15, 2019
Honestly, really disappointing. After telling her story about her near death and the loss of her son, she then mostly uses old and new testament scripture quotes to back her beliefs and uses a scientific inquiry approach to "test" these things. I was looking for some REAL...See more
Honestly, really disappointing. After telling her story about her near death and the loss of her son, she then mostly uses old and new testament scripture quotes to back her beliefs and uses a scientific inquiry approach to "test" these things. I was looking for some REAL insight but there was none. She does not go into any detail about any more that was shared between her and Jesus though she spoke with him at length. Very disappointing and I wished I had read it earlier within in the window to return the book to Amazon. If you are a happy Christian, you''ll probably love this book. If not, I don''t know.
Honestly, really disappointing. After telling her story about her near death and the loss of her son, she then mostly uses old and new testament scripture quotes to back her beliefs and uses a scientific inquiry approach to "test" these things. I was looking for some REAL insight but there was none. She does not go into any detail about any more that was shared between her and Jesus though she spoke with him at length. Very disappointing and I wished I had read it earlier within in the window to return the book to Amazon. If you are a happy Christian, you''ll probably love this book. If not, I don''t know.
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Maria Rosa Serra
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Amazing story
Reviewed in Spain on November 14, 2018
La primera parte del libro me gustó mucho porque lo que explica la autora parece muy convincente. La segunda parte se me hizo un poco más pesada no obstante, es un buen libro porque te invita a pensar y a reflexionar sobre la vida, la muerte, nuestra función aquí y el...See more
La primera parte del libro me gustó mucho porque lo que explica la autora parece muy convincente. La segunda parte se me hizo un poco más pesada no obstante, es un buen libro porque te invita a pensar y a reflexionar sobre la vida, la muerte, nuestra función aquí y el destino de aquellos que ya se han ido.
La primera parte del libro me gustó mucho porque lo que explica la autora parece muy convincente. La segunda parte se me hizo un poco más pesada no obstante, es un buen libro porque te invita a pensar y a reflexionar sobre la vida, la muerte, nuestra función aquí y el destino de aquellos que ya se han ido.
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Kris M
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Buy a brand new book
Reviewed in Canada on February 8, 2021
Do yourself a favour and spend the extra few bucks on a brand new book. The “good” condition used book is rather disappointing. Water damage, dirty sticker spot, lots of notes inside. The book itself is a good read.
Do yourself a favour and spend the extra few bucks on a brand new book. The “good” condition used book is rather disappointing. Water damage, dirty sticker spot, lots of notes inside. The book itself is a good read.
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