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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (Nov. 22, 2013) Mary C. Neal, MD, author of the New York Times #1 best-seller To Heaven and Back (WaterBrook Press, May 29, 2012), will be featured in a CNN documentary on near-death experience entitled “To Heaven and Back” which will air at 7 and 10 PM EST on December 1. Neal’s incredible near-death experience will also be featured on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” program and will air at 10 AM EST on December 2.

In To Heaven and Back, Neal, an orthopaedic surgeon in Jackson, Wyo., recounts the experience of her drowning during a kayaking accident in South America and her journey to heaven where she communicated with angels and ultimately returned to earth to share what she learned.

Neal has appeared on “Today,” “Fox and Friends,” “Hour of Power,” “Marie” and “Katie,” as well as dozens of radio programs and been featured in Guideposts and Christianity Today. To Heaven and Back was originally self-published and was acquired by WaterBrook Press, a division of  Random House, in May 2012 following a spike in online sales. The WaterBrook Press edition spent 46 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list with 13 weeks at #1, and now has nearly 800,000 copies in print.

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For more information on this release, please contact Beverly Rykerd at the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Publicity Office at 719-268-1935 or