Amy Gailbraith Photography. H&M: Kelly Rene.
In the September issue of Simple Grace, spinal surgeon and author, Dr. Mary Neal, shares her incredible near-death experience after she drowned in a kayaking accident, and how God's love transformed her fear and pain into everlasting joy. Here she opens up about straddling the line between heaven and earth:
"I was still aware of my physical body. I could still feel the pressure of the water, the plastic of the kayak," Mary recalls. "I was never conscious and then unconscious—I was conscious and then more conscious. I believe the spirit world and our world are the same. It's just a matter of perspective. A different dimension."
Find out what other divine gifts Jesus had in story for Dr. Neal and how God's love helped her to heal in our September issue, on sale now at Walmart, Barnes and Noble, grocery stores nationwide, or digitally on Nook and Kindle. Also, be sure to pick up your copy of Dr. Neal's new book, 7 Lessons From Heaven.