To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal

To Heaven and Back by Mary C. Neal

To Heaven and Back: The True Story of a Doctor's Extraordinary Walk with God

by Mary C. Neal

The Library Book Club meeting for this book was held June 20, 2019, at 6:30 pm in the entry foyer.

A limited number of book club reading copies were available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

Is there life after death? Is God real? Is there sufficient reason to live by faith? Dr. Mary Neal’s walk with God has been both ordinary and extraordinary, brimming with the gift and privilege of being touched by God in visible and very tangible ways. She is a practicing orthopedic surgeon, a wife, and a mother who has experienced joy as well as great sorrow and death. She experienced life after death and, despite her scientific training, she believes the answer to each one of these questions is a definitive yes. She drowned on a South American river and went to Heaven. She conversed with angels. She returned to Earth, in part, to tell her story to others and help them find their way back to God. In this book , Dr. Neal shares the captivating details of her life in which she has experienced not just one miracle, but many. Her story is both compelling and thought provoking. Her experiences provide confirmation that miracles still occur, shows how God keeps His promises and why there is sufficient reason to live by faith. Dr. Neal’s message is fundamentally one of hope.

Christmas Jars by Jason Wright

Christmas Jars by Jason Wright

Christmas Jars

by Jason Wright

The Library Book Club meeting for this book was held November 17, 2016, at 6:30 in the entry foyer.

“Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others, more needy than me… “

Her reporter’s intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page.

Newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the remarkable secret behind the “Christmas Jars”, glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. But along the way, Hope discovers much more than the origin of the jars. When some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness, Hope’s greatest Christmas Eve wish comes true.

Ratings and Reviews from the Librarians

Miranda rated it ★★★★★ and said “This was so much more than I was expecting. I thought it would be just another formulaic sappy Christmas story, and in a way it was. But it was also so much more. I loved how it brought all the characters together and showed how we all touch other people’s lives, even when we don’t know it.”

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