I think it’s fascinating that the authors of two of the three “died, went to Heaven, and came back to tell of it” books on the NYT Best Seller lists are in a profession where such public testimony has to have made them suspect to their peers. (I have not read either of the doctors’ books, though I loved the one by the child.)
I knew someone once who had had this experience, but rarely talked about it. He only told me after he saw my book shelves and decided I was the kind of person who would not mock.
I’ve had some visions myself; I understand how he felt. It’s so personal and so very real. I’d rather walk naked down 5th Avenue than share with someone who would sneer. Knowing how I feel, I really admire the two physicians for speaking out.
The article linked below is an interview with one of the doctor authors. It appeared in Christianity Today and is posted online apparently in full. Good read!
Mary Neal Describes Her Visit to the Gates of Heaven