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Ordered to Return
My Life After Dying
George G. Ritchie, Jr., MD
ISBN: 9781571740960
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
184 pages
April 1, 1998


"George Ritchie's gripping account of his near-death experience and subsequent spiritual transformation is the best such book in print. Dr. Ritchie is the finest man I've ever known, and I urge everyone who is interested in the extraordinary visions of the dying to read Ordered to Return." -Raymond A. Moody, Ph.D., M.D., author of Life After Life, inspired by Dr. George Ritchie's own story
In December, 1943, 20-year-old Army private George Ritchie died of pneumonia. Nine minutes later, he came back profoundly changed. What had happened to him while his dead body lay under a sheet would change his life, and that of his family, friends, and patients.

His first book, Return From Tomorrow, has sold over 200,000 copies and has been translated into nine languages. Now, in Ordered to Return, George Ritchie briefly re-tells the story of that strange experience and then tells what happened later, including the real miracles that he has seen in his years of practice as a physician and psychiatrist.

What's more, using plain, every-day examples from life, he offers penetrating insights into what is wrong with American life today and how it can be set right.

George G. Ritchie, Jr., M.D. (1923 2007) held positions as president of the Richmond Academy of General Practice; chairman of the Department of Psychiatry of Towers Hospital; and founder and president of the Universal Youth Corps, Inc. for almost 20 years. In 1967 he entered private psychiatry practice in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in 1983 moved to Anniston, Alabama, to serve as head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center. He returned to Richmond in 1986 to continue in private practice until his retirement in 1992.
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