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NEWS: Dr. Mary Neal Appears on ‘Fox and Friends’

Today Dr. Mary C. Neal, author of #1 New York Times bestseller To Heaven and Back, made her third appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” to discuss her near-death experience and journey to heaven.

Click here to watch her interview.


NEWS: To Heaven and Back Exceeds 750,000 Copies in Print


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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo—WaterBrook Press is pleased to announce that To Heaven and Back, by Mary C. Neal, MD, now has more than 750,000 copies in print since it was released on May 28, 2012.  The national bestseller has spent 44 weeks on the New York Times Hardcover “How-to, Advice” Bestseller List with 13 of those weeks in the #1 spot. It has also appeared on the bestseller lists for USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times and the Christian Booksellers Association.


Neal, an orthopaedic surgeon in Jackson, Wyo., recounts the experience of her drowning during a kayaking accident in South America and her journey to heaven where she communicated with angels and ultimately returned to earth to share what she learned. On April 18, Neal was a featured author at former First Lady Barbara Bush’s Celebration of Reading to benefit the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.


Neal has appeared on “Today,” “Fox and Friends,” “Hour of Power,” “Marie” and “Katie,” as well as dozens of radio programs and been featured in Guideposts and Christianity Today. To Heaven and Back was originally self-published and was acquired by WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, in May 2012 following a spike in online sales. WaterBrook Press released 200,000 copies of the WaterBrook edition within two weeks of acquisition. Dr. Neal’s story immediately became a national bestseller.

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Dr. Mary Neal Featured in “Christianity Today”

Mary C. Neal, MD, author of To Heaven and Back, is featured in  Christianity Today’s cover story on heaven in the December 2012 issue.  Christianity Today examines the surge of interest in stories about personal encounters with heaven, such as Mary Neal chronicles in her New York Times #1 bestselling book.  Neal further describes her experience in heaven in this web exclusive interview with Christianity Today Editor Mark Galli

NEWS: Dr. Mary Neal Interviewed on “The 700 Club”

Dr. Mary Neal, author of To Heaven and Back, appeared on “The 700 Club” for an interview regarding her near-death experience. Click here to read about her story, and here to watch the interview.

NEWS: Dr. Mary Neal Featured in Publisher’s Weekly

Publisher’s Weekly introduced the new title of Most Reluctant Bestselling Author, awarding it to Dr. Mary Neal, author of bestseller To Heaven and Back. Read here to find out more about Dr. Mary Neal’s near-death experience and her subsequent mission to give hope and inspiration to others.

VIDEO: Dr. Mary Neal Talks About Going To Heaven and Back

SNEAK PEEK: More from the best-selling book To Heaven and Back

sneak-peak_1852Click here to read Chapter 9 from Dr. Mary Neal’s best-selling book To Heaven and Back.

Dr. Neal’s incredible story has become a #1 New York Times bestseller. Read more of Mary remarkable book here in the special sneak peek of chapter 9, in which Mary talks about the kayaak adventure in Chile, which ultimately led to her death.

Click here to read Chapter 9 from Dr. Mary Neal’s best-selling book To Heaven and Back.

NEWS: Mary Neal Featured on the “Today Show”

Dr. Mary Neal, author of To Heaven and Back, interviewed on the “Today Show.” Go here to listen to Mary Neal describe her life-changing kayaking accident, heaven, angels, and life again.



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Mary Neal, author of “To Heaven and Back” Featured in Guideposts Magazine

Mary C. Neal, M.D., is featured in the July issue of Guideposts magazine. Click here to watch Guideposts’ video of Mary describing her death, experience in heaven and return to Earth as detailed in the New York Times #1 bestselling book

To Heaven and Back.

Mary C. Neal, MD, Writes Guest Blog on “Huffington Post

Mary C. Neal, MD, the author of The New Times bestseller To Heaven and Back, wrote a guest blog on the Huffington Post about the lesson she learned about gratitude and joy from her drowning experience while kayaking on a South American river.


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