Book Review: Waking Up In Heaven

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Book Description:
The remarkable story of a woman, plagued with guilt and skepticism, dramatically changed by the nine minutes she spent in heaven. God let me see me through His eyes. And in that instant I knew that God had always loved me, through all of those dark and difficult years when I doubted His existence, through every crisis and every heartbreak that made me turn away from Him more. I knew, in that instant, that His love was endless and boundless, and that if He loved me so much, how could I not love myself?

For most of her life, Crystal McVea was a skeptic whose history of abuse and bad choices made her feel beyond the reach of God—who questioned if God was even real. She had all but given up hope. Then came December 10, 2009—and the moment that changed everything.

For nine minutes that night, Crystal went into full respiratory arrest. She was unconscious and unable to breathe on her own, unaware of the crisis happening around her as the hospital staff rushed to save her life. Crystal doesn’t remember the trauma or losing consciousness; she just remembers waking up in heaven, next to God.

Waking Up in Heaven invites readers to witness the relentless pursuit of God in a life that was broken and seemingly beyond hope, an awe-inspiring account of love, forgiveness, and redemption, and the healing power of God’s presence.

About the Authors:

Crystal Leigh McVea was born in southwest Oklahoma and still lives there today. She is a schoolteacher and has four lovely children. Crystal and her husband Virgil, a US Army veteran, are devout Christians and active in their
local church.

Alex Tresniowski is a former human-interest writer at People and has written several books, most notably The
Vendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies. His most recent book, An Invisible Thread, has spent more than twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

My Review:

This was an amazing story that the authors share with us.  Crystal lived a life that involved a lot of struggles that seemed to make her question God’s existence.  Her life turned around the day she was pronounced dead and then came back to life.  They are many book written about near death experiences but I think this is one of the most amazing I have read.  I think it is because of the author’s background and how her experience draws her to God.  God told her to share her experience with others.  She never thought about writing a book, but she shares how this idea came to her.I find reading about near death experiences very interesting and I am often drawn to books such as this.  I have read and reviewed many but this is the first I have read by a woman.  Other were by children and men and they dd not include a life full of difficulties as this author describes.  Her story i touching and truly amazing.  I found it to be full of hope, encouraging and very inspirational.  If you like reading this type of book, then I highly recommend this book to you.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review from Howard Books.  I was not obligated to write a positive review.  The opinions in this review are my own.

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