Mary Neal Goes 'To Heaven and Back'
A Doctor's View
There have been many books out about afterlife experiences, but few (if any) are from the perspective of a doctor. How did your medical career influence the writing of this book?
My surgical career influenced the writing of this book in several ways. My job requires that I am focused, pragmatic, and analytical. I evaluate data before thoughtfully coming to conclusions and do not follow fads. After my drowning, I knew what I had experienced but analyzed the experiences, reviewed my medical records, and corroborated the events with others who had been involved before coming to an unequivocal conclusion that my after life experiences were real. I think this added an element of certainty to the writing of my book.
It is with a jaded ear that I listen to the often exaggerated descriptions of lay people regarding their traumatic events or medical care, so when I began to write this book, I chose to present the information as simply and factually as possible.
Lastly, the success of my medical practice gave me the tools, time, and resources to write and successfully publish my book.