Angels in the OR Launched Yesterday!

 

Hey Everyone!

Thanks so much for making my launch day fun by letting me know that you stayed up late reading  Angels in the OR or listening to the book on Audible.

I mean it when I say that my favorite part of this journey is connecting with you and hearing about your lives, your spiritual experiences, and your hopes for a more loving world.  I’ve interviewed many near-death experiencers the past couple of years, and I keep thinking about how Howard Storm was told by Jesus that love could spread across this planet in small moments with each other.  You simply love the person you are interacting with at any given moment. Love is the force that changes this world for the better.

I can’t wait to hear from more of you! Have a beautiful week, and if you happen to live in Sedona or near Sedona I would love to see you at my event on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 4 p.m. the Unity of Sedona.

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Love is All That Matters

It is my great hope to spread healing and light with Angels in the OR  as it launches tomorrow on April 16, 2019.  I made this video on YouTube to connect with you and to remind you that the love you give to this world works to transform this world in beautiful ways.

Be sure to check out this week’s issue of Woman’s World Magazine. Diane Nichols wrote a wonderful article about my near-death experience titled, “A Trip to Heaven Taught Me That We All Have A Purpose: To Spread Love.”

Also, please check out the early responses I have already received from readers who got a copy of Angels in the OR before the release. I look forward to hearing from more readers.

Here is a new response I received today.  Thank you all for your support and for sharing your own healing journeys with me! Much love to you all…

“When my advanced copy of professor Tricia Barker’s new book arrived, it instantly drew me in just looking at the cover. I had to begin reading it immediately, and indeed it was difficult to put down once I started. It’s a real page turner.

Tricia’s writing is unique in that she takes you through the journey of her life experiences in a completely relatable way. She writes with a compassionate insight that is translated into your own personal challenges. Her transformation is a gift to the reader, uplifting, encouraging, and healing sprinkled with humor. But, the best part is her message of God’s pure love and healing essence that the reader can’t help but experience through her storytelling.

Upon completion I felt that I had finally gotten my answer to the meaning of life. It’s all about love, pure love that transcends all negativity, and is the true basis of our life. I couldn’t recommend “Angels in the OR” more highly; it connects you more with life way beyond powerfully!” — Shireen Nickel

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Angels in the OR can be purchased as a paperback, e-book, or Audible. 

A Few Stops On My Book Tour (Live and Virtual)

 

 

Hey Everyone,

I am set to release my new memoir on April 16th. The memoir, titled Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation marks my first collaboration with publisher Post Hill Press, and will be distributed by Simon & Schuster.

I was an ordinary college student at the University of Texas when a serious car accident completely changed my life forever. While in surgery, I had a near-death experience that altered my faith and outlook on the world around me. This is my story of that moment and my journey through this culture as a young woman with new spiritual insights and challenges.

I look forward to meeting you across the country and in Europe.

Early Dates for the Book Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019— IANDS Charlotte Group from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Zoom)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 —Book Launch Live Streaming Events

Saturday, April 20, 2019—Unity of Sedona from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019—TCU Campus Store from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 —-DFW IANDS (Lewisville) from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 —Interbang Books (Dallas) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

(More Dates in May Will Be Announced Soon)

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Orange County IANDS

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 IANDS Santa Barbara

Saturday, June 15, 2019 Mystic Journey Bookstore, Los Angeles, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 The Second Annual Online Near-Death Experience Summit (Noon to 3 p.m. Central Time)  Follow me and The University of Heaven for more information.

Tuesday, June 25 – Saturday, June 29, 2019 Midi-Pyrenees Region of South West France, Reflections on Death and Dying, Educational Retreat  https://www.hollysretreat.com/

There may be dates in London in July scheduled after this conference!!

Thursday, August 29—Sunday, September 1, 2019 Valley Forge, IANDS National Conference  (Writing Workshop on Thursday, August 29th and Facilitator for a Panel Presentation on Saturday, August 31st) https://conference.iands.org/

(Many More Dates Will Be Announced Soon…I am planning on Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Denver, and San Francisco/Sacramento in 2019.)

 

 

Comments from Early Readers of Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me about Healing, Survival, and Transformation

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Angels in the OR launches April 16th, and I have been so blessed by the early comments from advance readers.  My hope is to spread healing and light with this book, and I look forward to connecting with you. Also, Women’s World Magazine will be featuring my story in the April 11th issue. I hope you will check it out.

Early Comments from Readers

“I’m so very happy for you, Tricia! It was such an honor to write your feature for our Easter issue of Woman’s World coming out April 11th! You’re a light that inspires millions! Sending you proud hugs! This book is life changing!!!” —Diane Nichols, Author of God Gave me You:  A True Story of Love, Loss, and a Heaven-Sent Miracle

Tricia Barker’s Angels in the OR:What Dying Taught me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation, is a page-turner and the most service-oriented book I’ve ever read. After crushing her back a few weeks short of her college graduation, and the profound experience of dying during surgery, she was given a mission by the light of God, to go back and teach. With the new blissful awareness of her eternal being, she dedicated her life to teaching and sharing the beautiful, life-altering message of  unconditional, all-encompassing love. In the face of setbacks, a cruel rape, and the harsh mistreatment that students and females commonly experience, she learned to balance the broken with a fierce, spirited sense of purpose that shows an inspirational triumph, an empowerment that we can all tap into.” —Tiger Wiese Jones

“This is one book you won’t want to miss! Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me about Healing, Survival, and Transformation is exceptionally poignant and moving. This spiritually uplifting book is beautifully written, hard to put down, and enthusiastically recommended.” –Jeffrey Long, M.D., author of New York Times bestselling Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experience 

“I’m honored to be the narrator for this light-filled memoir. I cried through the last two chapters, for the beauty of it as my heart was overflowing with the love Tricia Barker shares with us in this book.”  Leslie Howard, Audible Narrator for Angels in the OR

“This is a story of faith, love, courage, and strength.  I can only imagine the amount of bravery it took for Tricia Barker to open herself up in a way that will motivate many people.  The message of ‘Love is all that matters’ comes across clearly.  I have friends and family going through health challenges, and after reading this book it hit me that I need to make sure that I’m loving them like a little child.  I see now how Angels in the OR will have a big impact on many people.” —Andy Parks, Seattle

“Angels in the OR abounds in rarities. It is rare for a near-death experiencer to have the command of English to make the ineffable experience clear.  Those unfamiliar with near-death experiences will find an excellent introduction to the experiencer’s perspective; those familiar will find wonders anew in Tricia’s story.” –Janice Miner Holden, EdD, is professor of counseling at the University of North Texas

“Tricia Barker’s Angels in the OR is far more than the story of a profound near-death experience. It is a book of profound spiritual wisdom, which comes from the author’s life of healing from great physical pain, emotional trauma, and most of all from her inspiring dedication to her life as a teacher. I was deeply moved by this book. The light and infinite love of God often shines through Tricia Barker’s words.” —Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., retired Professor Emeritus of psychology at the University of Connecticut and a researcher within the field of near-death studies

“In Tricia’s story, I see my story, and I imagine you will see yours as well because it is a tale of how we must struggle sometimes to bring the light of our spirits into a world that can be cruel.  Tricia captivated me; her writing is so beautifully detailed and authentic as she shares not only the breath-taking moments of her near-death but also the challenges of bringing the light back to this world….” —Lisa Smartt, Author of Words at the Threshold

Angels in the OR is about a spiritual journey of a very alive and honest woman. She hides nothing from her truthful account of living dying and living more fully. Tricia Barker is an engaging and compassionate person who has found her purpose in life. Following her beautifully written story will confirm the readers about their own journey. Share the light with her as she brings the love into our world.” —Howard Storm, author of My Descent into Death, is a minister, writer, and painter.

“I relate to so much about this book.  I cried, but I felt my heart healing as I read certain passages.  I wanted to be more of a community like the author suggests and really support one another. The near-death experience is written so clearly and seems like a movie scene.  I haven’t read a book like this one before.  Her voice is authentic, real, and polished.  Spiritual lessons are woven into lessons in reality.  There are painful scenes, beautiful scenes, heart-breaking scenes, and triumphant scenes that really moved me.” –Megan (former student)

Angels in the OR Launches on April 16, 2019!

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Thank you everyone for your support on my journey.  I have several more interviews with near-death experiencers available on my YouTube Channel.

Also, Angels in the OR, which covers the story of my near-death experience and life after that moment, will launch on April 16, 2019— 25 years after that massive car accident I experienced in Austin, Texas during my senior year of college.  The near-death experience during spinal surgery at Brackenridge Hospital altered my life forever,  and I have never lost the memory of the light or the vast, unconditional love from the other side.  I have never forgotten the insights communicated to me.

The river that I saw during my near-death experience was strikingly similar to the river that flows outside of TCC’s beautiful Trinity River Campus, and I have spent the last ten years teaching English and Creative Writing here.  I’ve loved this job and all the wonderful students, staff, and faculty members that I have met over the years.  Many of our building’s beautiful classrooms and balconies overlook the Trinity River.

Last week, I shared some advance copies with people on our campus, and I can’t wait to hear your feedback on the book.  It is almost every English major’s dream to have a published book in print.  I have loved books since I learned to read the year before Kindergarten, and part of the reason I worked to accomplish this goal was to inspire my students to believe that they can achieve their dreams.

I hope you will pre-order  Angels in the OR  or purchase it on April 16th when it launches.  I am enjoying the feedback I’ve already received and can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Survivor Memoirs—Angels in the OR

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Thank you everyone who pre-ordered my book Angels in the OR! For over five weeks, my book stayed a #1 new release in the category of near-death experiences, survivor memoirs, and educator biographies.

I am particularly pleased that my book was a #1 new release in survivor memoirs because Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt was one of my models, and his book is categorized as a survivor memoir. McCourt worked as an English teacher like me, and his journey touched so many of us who have worked as teachers.

When Angels in the OR launches on April 16th, I would love it if the book reached a wide audience. One of my aims is to make near-death experiences more mainstream. Angels in the OR examines the spiritual and human journey in honest, straight-forward ways and offers healing perspectives to all too common tragedies that intersect many lives.

A near-death experience can happen to anyone—an atheist, an agnostic, someone of any religious background, a college student, a child, a doctor, someone in the military, a mechanic, a millionaire, a minister, etc. Making near-death experiences more mainstream was also my hope when I spoke about my near-death experience on The Dr. Oz Show in mid February.

One of the greatest joys of teaching and writing has been the opportunity to connect with others. I want to connect with those of you who pre-ordered the book. On March 14th at 7 p.m. Central time, I will go live on Facebook to give you intuitive answers to some of your questions in real time.

I would love to answer your questions about angels and how to use this realm more often in your lives. I will also delve into a couple of themes in my book and make this somewhat of an online book tour! Thanks so much for your support!

I would also enjoy answering any questions about near-death experiences. I have interviewed many experiencers on my YouTube channel, and this summer I will also be hosting the Second Annual Online Near-Death Experience Summit.

Follow me on Facebook and YouTube for updates about this event in June.

You can also follow The University of Heaven blog to get updates about The Second Annual Online Near-Death Experience Summit featuring Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Jeffrey Long, Dr, Eben Alexander, Karen Newell, Nancy Rynes, Howard Storm, Lisa Smartt, Lesley Lupo, Paul Perry, and many others. The webpage and sign-up form should be available soon.

To pre-order my book Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival and Transformation in paperback or e-book from Barnes & Noble click here.

To order the book from Amazon click here.

Thank you so much for your interest and support.  My continued hope is to bring more healing and greater participation with the light into the lives of others.

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Tricia Barker’s Replay Link From The Doctor Oz Show on 2/15/19

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Hi Everyone,

If you would like to hear my full near-death experience story, please check out the first video I made on my YouTube channel.  Also, I am so happy to let you know that the pre-order link for my book Angels in the OR:  What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation is available.  You can purchase the book in e-book versions and paperback versions.

If you would like to see the episode from The Dr. Oz Show.  Here is that link.  This is the blurb that The Dr. Oz Show wrote about the episode.   “Survivor Trisha opens up about her out-of-body experience after a near-fatal car accident, and reveals she encountered angels and God. Then, she shares the lesson she learned after seeing her life played back to her.”

The show covered a shortened version of my story, but I am grateful that many major outlets are covering near-death experiences more frequently. I know that people need reminders of the unconditional love of God.  These stories work to strengthen other’s faith.

I hope you might also check out some of the interviews on my YouTube channel.  I have interviewed over thirty other near-death experiencers and had a great time doing this.

many blessings,

Tricia Barker

 

The Dr. Oz Show–February 15, 2019

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Hey Everyone!

I hope you will tune in on February 15, 2019 to see me talk with Dr. Oz about my near-death experience and my new book Angels in the OR. The book is now available in e-book formats for the Kindle and Nook. Your pre-orders are greatly appreciated.

If you want to hear my full near-death experience story, I have been interviewed by several people and you can access these interviews here.  The first video I made on YouTube covers the specifics of my near-death experience.

In this episode, Dr. Oz included a medium, Anna Raimondi, who added her insights to the discussion of near-death experiences.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this show.

Since the filming of this show, the college where I teach English, Tarrant County College, has posted an article about my story.   Several more Fort Worth magazines are featuring my story, and I am pleased that near-death experiences are becoming a greater part of the cultural consciousness.

Thank you so much for your continued support on my journey.  It is my greatest hope that my story reminds others of the healing power of angels, the unconditional love of God, our connection to our ancestors after death, and the great peace of heaven.

The angelic realm is real and participates with us. This realm can bring healing and transformation to our lives in a myriad of ways.  I recently made a free angel activation meditation.  (If you download it, be sure to check your junk mail files to find the email with the meditation.  I want you to feel the energy).

many blessings,

Tricia Barker

 

My Segment on The Dr. Oz Show

I must say that 2019 is off to a great start! Not only is my book available for pre-order, but I got to speak with Dr. Oz about the unconditional love, angels, and our ancestors who greet us on the other side of life.  Dr. Oz has featured a few near-death experiencers, but this time he brought on the medium, Anna Raimondi, to add a few more insights about what souls experience when they transition to the other side.  As a medium myself, I completely agree with what she said on my segment of the show, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.  Anna made some future predictions about the meaning of one element of my near-death experience. As always, Dr. Oz asked great questions.

We recorded this show on my birthday, and the air date will be approximately February 15, 2019.

Angels in the OR: What Dying Taught Me About Healing, Survival, and Transformation–The Pre-Order Link is Available

Hello Everyone!

I’m so excited to let you know that my publisher has the pre-order link available for my memoir.  I greatly appreciate your support on this journey, and I am so grateful for all the connections that I have made these past couple of years.  The journey is always more important than the destination, and you are a big part of my journey.  Without you, I would not have had the energy to do this work and complete this book. Thank you for all your comments, questions, emails, and advice.

If you pre-order the book, please save a screenshot.  I will be offering discounts on readings, and many promotional opportunities for anyone who pre-orders Angels in the OR.

I have many goals with this book. I want to make near-death experiences more mainstream.  Also, I want to honor other public school teachers and professors through this book.  I also hope to bring healing to those who have experienced any type of trauma.  It is my belief that healing is always possible, and the intelligence and love from the other side makes this healing all the more probable.  Many blessings to each of you!

If you prefer to order through Barnes & Noble, here is that link. If you would like to order through Amazon, here is the link.  The Kindle and Nook versions are also available for pre-order.  Audible has purchased the rights as well.  I’m not sure when the audible version will be available.

This summer, I am going to visit to as many cities as possible, so I might see you on my book tour.  I will list those cities and dates soon!  I can’t wait to meet you!