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A Christian Rebuttal to Dr Mary C Neal's to Heaven and Back
on September 22, 2012
To Heaven and Back, written by Mary C. Neal, MD, was the most beautiful insight into the realm of Heaven, that I have ever read. I've grown up with the Sisters of St. Francis as my teachers, and the wisdom in Dr. Neal's book as a personal account of her traveling to the Spirit realm in her "death" experience is as real as any of the stories in the lives of the saints, and visions of prophets et al.
To Heaven and Back is an important book for those who are searching for truth, wisdom, the eternal Love of God. Religious ideology can never replace one's personal relationship. I read the Bible, and I interpret a whole lot differently than standard ideologies, that care more for controlling the people, having power over the people. Jesus' words matter most. Read Jesus' words... let the idealogues, and the naysayers gnash their teeth.
I am amazed that Mr. King and his fundamentalist church found Dr. Neal's book so threatening that he found it necessary to write a "Rebuttal" to another's spiritual experience of the afterlife. For me, I find the comfort of God's love and joy waiting for me at the end of life, far more persuasive than fire and brimstone!