Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation

Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation

by Tricia Barker


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642931594
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 04/16/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 423,298
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

Foreword vii

Part I

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

Part II

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

Epilogue 213

Acknowledgments 219

About the Author 223

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