Lee Thornton's book is an autobiographical account of how her life-changing encounter during a near-death experience helped guide her on a path of healing. An upbringing that included childhood sexual abuse and deception left her battling depression and illness on her quest for wholeness. She recounts growing up as the daughter of a distinguished U.S. diplomat in a world where respectable appearances concealed the reality of underlying secrets, violation, duplicity and manipulation. In the course of going through a divorce, long separations from her son, struggles with unresolved family issues, and trying to heal from a chronic illness, she learns universal lessons about love, self-acceptance, and forgiveness that help her win her hard-fought battle for wholeness, authenticity, and the realization of her purpose. She hopes that sharing her story helps others who have suffered similar adversities or are seeking self-acceptance and greater fulfillment.
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Through Heaven's Gate and Back: A Spiritual Journey of Healing and What It Taught Me About Love, Life, and Forgiveness based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
What an inspiring book. Thank heaven Lee Thornton decided to share her remarkable life story with us. Lee's book is a blessing as well as a terrific read. Caroline Myss, author of New York Times best selling books Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. * * * * Through Heaven’s Gate and Back speaks to all of us that have been abused as children. Lee Thornton’s descriptions of the aftereffects of repeated trauma are not only true but explained in a way that the reader can take in. Her profound Near- Death Experience (NDE) and the subsequent aftereffects are also clear, heart felt and well written. She is definitely gifted in the way she expresses herself. And, it is rare to find a book so well written that has child sexual abuse and a life altering NDE under one cover. We definitely will be recommending this book to our patients. Charles L. Whitfield, MD Author of Healing the Child Within and Memory and Abuse Barbara H. Whitfield, RT Author of Spiritual Awakenings and The Natural Soul * * * * What an incredible story of one woman's personal experience with abuse and depression, healed when she was led to access her soul-wisdom following her near-death experience. I read the book cover to cover in one sitting. A real page turner. I highly recommend it! Nancy Clark, award-winning author, Hear His Voice: The Light's Message for Humanity; Revelations from a Woman Who Came Back From Heaven's Door Twice * * * * The Light that Lee Thornton encountered during a Near Death Experience shines brightly from the first pages of Through Heaven’s Gate and Back, illuminating and carrying the reader through the darker periods of Lee’s life to the deep lessons revealed in the book’s highly satisfying conclusion. For those who have never known prolonged depression, the author’s painful struggles, expressed with exquisite literary artistry, elicit empathy and compassion. Those who have experienced the dark nights of the soul she so deftly describes in this compelling memoir will find hope, healing, and comfort from the wisdom she gained on her path to alignment with her true Self. Suzanne Giesemann, author of Messages of Hope and Wolf’s Message