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On December 10, 2009, Crystal McVea, a thirty-two-year-old mother of four, stopped breathing. Her face turned a dark shade of blue, then black. Her mother screamed for help, and a nurse tried to revive her . . . to no avail. Today, Crystal does not remember what happened in that hospital room during the nine minutes she was unconscious and unable to breathe on her own. She has no memory of the panic and the rushing nurses and the loud cries of “Code Blue.” She simply remembers drifting off.

And she remembers waking up in heaven. For most of Crystal’s broken life, she felt utterly beyond the reach of God— if God was even real. Then came December 10—and the nine minutes that changed everything. Waking Up in Heaven invites readers along on a journey to witness the relentless pursuit of God in a life that was shattered and seemingly beyond hope, an awe-inspiring account of love, forgiveness, and redemption, and the healing power of God’s presence.

And that is why I want to share my story with the world. Because I was a skeptic and a sinner, and I didn’t believe in God or in heaven. But God is real. Heaven is real. And God’s love for us is the realest thing of all.

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February 13th, 2014
The story is predictable & redundant. A religious book about God & Christianity. I believe in God & agree with the author's perspectives but it
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January 23rd, 2014
Excellent read. Couldn't put the book down, wanted to see what challenge was ahead for Crystal.
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Praise The Lord!
July 26th, 2013
I can't put this book down for more than a day it's so emotional & the act of God are all found just in this book; no need to look anywhere else to have faith in Him
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Waking up in Heven
July 17th, 2013
It was OK, I did not expect her life story. It does make a wonderful witness. I guess it was to long for me and should have been mor straight to the point. Yes, she did stand with God, I have no doubt, I have a member of my family that has been to heaven nd back. Yes other are those who are so blessed!
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Waking Up in Heaven
May 11th, 2013
I enjoyed the book it was quite a journey to follow. I am glad I read it.
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Waking Up in Heaven
April 29th, 2013
I really enjoyed this book. The last half of the book is a little preachy.I still enjoyed the message of the book and found it a good book.
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