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An inspirational memoir of near-death experience, rebirth, divine mercy, and faith from first-time author Crystal Leigh McVea.

On December 10, 2009, McVea, a thirty-two-year-old mother of four, went to the hospital for a routine procedure. While undergoing treatment, her face suddenly 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 only remembers drifting off…and waking up in heaven.

This unexpected meeting of a self-described sinner and skeptic with her God changed everything. Raised Christian, she had left her faith behind after childhood abuse and the subsequent struggles and suffering of her troubled teens and early adulthood. She longed to believe but felt abandoned, broken, and undeserving.

A moving autobiographical testament to the power of divine love and forgiveness, Waking Up in Heaven shares the message of hope, healing, and compassion McVea brought back from her brush with God.

This brave, honest account of years lost to shame and guilt will inspire those who’ve stumbled along their own spiritual journey, with the uplifting reminder that no one is beyond the reach of grace and redemption, and that, in the words of the author, “God is real. Heaven is real. And God’s love for us is the realest thing of all.”


Waking Up in Heaven
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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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