Crystal McVea is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Waking Up in Heaven and the follow-up story, Chasing Heaven. Crystal’s journey to Heaven and back has given her a deep rooted passion for the needy and lost. Kindness, hope and redemption are central to the message she now shares with audiences across the country. Back home, Crystal boldly ministers under bridges to the homeless and ventures into the dark of night to reach women working in the adult entertainment industry. Crystal is a schoolteacher and lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Virgil, a US Army veteran, and their four children. To learn more, go to

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