As Heard On Coast To Coast With George Noory
A life-altering car accident, an act of unforgettable violence...
One woman’s courageous story.
Tricia Barker was a depressed, agnostic college student at The University of Texas in Austin...until a profound near-death experience (NDE) during surgery revolutionizes her entire world. As she learns to walk again, Tricia lets go of painful wounds from childhood and integrates some of the aftereffects of her spiritual journey into her daily life. She returns to college with renewed vigor, intending to embark on a new path by becoming an English teacher.
But after a year of teaching in the US, Tricia travels to South Korea, where she is the victim of a sexual assault. Now, she must use the wisdom she gained on the Other Side to heal herself; and later, guide countless junior high, high school, and college students to greater peace. Through teaching and mentoring others—many of whom are struggling with traumas of their own—Tricia decides to devote her life to bringing the “light” she experienced during her NDE to individuals who are seeking solace, inspiration, and overall well-being.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
As a college senior at The University of Texas at Austin, Tricia experienced an extraordinary near-death experience after a massive car wreck. In the afterlife, she learned that she must change her plans and work as a teacher. Tricia’s near-death experience story has been featured on A&E’s I Survived: Beyond and Back and covered by National Geographic. For over twenty years, Tricia has worked in schools and universities, often in impoverished areas. She helps others transform their lives in both the academic setting and in the spiritual community. Tricia’s poetry and essays have been published in several publications including The Binnacle, The Paterson Literary Review, and The Midwest Quarterly. Currently, Tricia Barker is an English professor in Fort Worth, Texas. This is Tricia’s first full-length book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Accident 1
Chapter 2 Angels in the OR 9
Chapter 3 The Experience of God 15
Chapter 4 Early Recovery 23
Chapter 5 Friends 32
Chapter 6 Family Matters 42
Chapter 7 A Different Kind of Life Review 54
Chapter 8 Long, Hot Texas Summer 64
Chapter 9 Venturing Out 76
Chapter 10 Returning to Austin 85
Chapter 11 Student Teaching Assignment 92
Chapter 12 South Korea 111
Chapter 13 Trauma 121
Chapter 14 Falling Apart 131
Chapter 15 New Orleans 146
Chapter 16 High School Seniors 156
Chapter 17 Renegade 169
Chapter 18 Crossing Over 185
Chapter 19 Healing 193
Chapter 20 The River from My Near-Death Experience 200
About the Author 223