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Would you try another book from Crystal McVea and Alex Tresniowski and/or Crystal McVea?
Probably not. Although a nice and gentle sounding soul, unfortunately one of my pet peeves makes repeated appearances. The mispronunciation of "especially" vs "expecially". Everyone has their own literary peeves, this one grinds on me. The book is essentially an autobiography. The amount of time dedicated to the actual experience is perhaps 5% of the text.
What do you think your next listen will be?
"Thinking in Pictures" by Temple Grandin. Have read it before but wanted to experience it again.
Would you be willing to try another one of Crystal McVea’s performances?
No. See above re: pronunciation concerns.
What character would you cut from Waking Up in Heaven?
I would cut out a lot of what I would call filler. This book needs more substance.
Any additional comments?
Don't waste your money on this one. I love reading about experiences in heaven. This is perhaps the 8thbook I have read on the subject; and isn't in the same league at all. It drug on and on.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
I love books about Near Death Experiences. This book, however, had very little to do with that and was mostly about Crystal's challenges in life.. While I applaud her for not letting life pull her down, I have to say, many people have gone through many of the same challenges she has, including myself, but I doubt any one would want to read a book about my life..
It became way too evangelistic for me half way through.. If you are an evangelistic Christian, you'll probably really enjoy this book, but if you are someone who doesn't like religion trying to make people feel guilty and shameful for living a life, and blaming all things bad on Satan, then you'll probably be really annoyed by parts of this book...
If you are looking for books having to do with NDE, you might want to pass on this one. She alludes to her visit in Heaven and talking to God here and there, but there's really very little information about how this happened to her or what the experience was like.. I mean, she talks about it, but not in depth and not very much...The book is basically a biography of her life..
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
I am interested in Near death experiences but in this book there is about two sentences about dying and meeting God. The rest of the book is a pretty dull story of an ordinary lower class life in Southern America bile belt area. Not interesting and the title of the book is misleading. Avoid it if you want to know about heaven or what it is like to have a near death experience. You won't learn anything here.
My husband and I have been deeply touched by the honesty of the writer of this book, Crystal McVea. Her story from the age of 3yrs touches on so many of life's challenges and her honest approach to each one. How she dealt with her "roller-coaster ride" of faith in God during those challenges, helps the reader to relate to their own issues of faith and trust in Him and how He never leaves us. Thank you, Crystal McVea.