Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again by Crystal McVea

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Read Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again Online Free - Someday soon, one of my precious three-year-old twins is going to ask me the question: Mommy, what happened to you when you died?

Someday they will overhear me telling my story to someone and want to know more about it. They will look at me with their big, innocent eyes and try to make sense of what they're hearing. It isn't always easy explaining what happened even to adults, so how am I going to explain it to my kids?

There is so much I want to share with them, so much I want them to know. You see, my story is one of hope and forgiveness and salvation, and of the glorious healing power of God's presence. It's the story of what I saw and what I learned when, during a hospital stay, I left my body for nine minutes and went to heaven and stood before God. And it's the story of how, when I came back to Earth, my life was profoundly and permanently changed; changed down to the very core of my being.

But it is also a story that, for the longest time, I didn't want to tell.

Title : Waking Up in Heaven: A True Story of Brokenness, Heaven, and Life Again
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ISBN : 1476735859
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Katarzyna rated it ★★★★★

April 22, 2013

I grabbed this book off of a shelf at Target as I was passing by. It looked interesting and I liked the cover. ;) Plus, I was curious to see what another person's experience in Heaven was like. What most of us would expect from such a book is a story of what happened in Heaven and that's it. Afte...

Kathleen (Kat) rated it ★★★★★

April 05, 2013

"My name is Crystal McVea, and in 2009 I died and went to heaven. "How is that for an icebreaker? "I am sharing that story with you, in this book. I knew God's plan for me was to share what happened with as many people as I could. Now, are there people out there who will think I'm a fraud, or a re...

Cafelilybookreviews rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 05, 2013

This was an interesting story to read, yet much different than what I expected. The majority of the book focuses on the author's background, and what has happened since her experience. This ended up being more of a memoir which I always enjoy reading. However, readers who are expecting this book...

Nicola rated it ★★★★★

June 23, 2013

A heart-wrenching, phenomenal book that tells the story of the life and death and life of a woman who lead a hard, lost life, then encountered God and is now living a joy filled life. Crystal died for nine minutes and went to Heaven and this book is about that, but it is first and foremost about...

Linda rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 10, 2017

I bought this book because I had caught the very end of an Anderson Cooper interview with Mrs. McVea, and I wanted to know more about her NDE. I should have taken a moment and used my Goodreads app to read its reviews. The title is very misleading. God tells the author to share all that she rememb...

Gale rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 24, 2013

i like the story when she finally gets around to telling it. its has so many details that are boring or maybe its the way it was read... should have hired a reader. i found it very irritating when she kept making "deals" with god on i know your real if.. also it skipped around and then went back i...

Nancy rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 07, 2013

The actual text describing her 9 minutes in heaven is about 10 pages. The other 240 are about the author's sordid life. After a while, I started skipping the pages about her abortions and baby daddies and drugs and stuff (she's trying to make the point of "IF God loves somebody like ME, everybody...

Heather rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 08, 2014

I was really disappointed with this book. It was, for want of a better word, boring. It's only redeeming quality was that because it lacked depth, it was a fairly quick and easy read. That is to say, no extra time was required to reread, process or ponder anything. This book could have been writt...

Heather rated it ★★★★★

May 01, 2013

Heather's Review: I truly love near death and death experiences so this audio book was an automatic draw for me. The thing that I was not expecting was the bravery and tenacity of the author in sharing her story over and over again. Not just the story of how she died for nine minutes and came bac...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

May 02, 2013

The best part of this book is the bio of Crystal. It just goes to show that the mistakes made in life develop the person we become and to forgive ones self is to allow healing and growth of character. I hope this book finds its way to people who feel lost and alone in the world. I hope it gives t...

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