The Big Picture of Life – Free Webinar

A free webinar for covering existential questions for yourself and the young people (& others) that you care about in your life. Based on the pictures and themes covered in this kid’s book for all of us!

The Big Picture of Lifewith Katta Mapes & Mark Pitstick

Have your questions been answered? Even so, how do you answer if someone you know and care about asks these questions?

How do you answer the questions of life for yourself?

  • Who am I?
  • What happens when I die?
  • Are there angels or spiritual beings?
  • Why aren’t all prayers answered?

And how then do you answer those questions when someone you care about, young or old, asks them to you!?

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series

A 30 month ordeal of repeated trips to the emergency room, involving 18 respiratory arrests and induced comas … and yet the transcendent gifts of those experiences are a bounty now shared with countless others who hear Penny’s phenomenal rendition of this period of her life and full recovery!

A Life Reclaimed… with Penny Wittbrodt, RN

A Near-Death Experience … and again!

In August 2012, nurse Penny Wittbrodt was rushed to the emergency room after the mysterious onset of severe respiratory distress.

Her husband raced to the hospital and within minutes, stood helplessly watching as she stopped breathing, was placed on life support and into a medically induced coma.

Over the next two and a half years that scene unexplainably replayed itself eighteen times.

Penny shares her story, her near-death experiences and the conversation with God that led to her complete recovery.

Testimonials

When Penny shares her NDE with others it’s undeniable how deeply moving, and intelligent this nurse is.  Her account of being rushed to the emergency room where her husband has to witness her on life support, the events that replayed multiple times over the next two and a half years and the aftermath that follows, affirms on the deepest level that profound meaning lies behind every seemingly tragic event in our existence. 

I am struck to the core by her account of entering a supernatural world paired with her intimate conversation with God that eventually lead to healing in her life.  I felt compelled to listen close as she described a love feeling that passes throughout her DNA only to be given a God affirmation that he is inside of her.  Hearing Penny share her experience, I knew she speaks truth paired with love and a burning desire to help others by sharing her experience and there is no doubt in my mind that all who are blessed to be able to hear her speak would consider it to be a great gift.

by Erica McKenzie, RN  – Author of “Dying to Fit in

Penny Wittbrodt could be called a “frequent flyer” between her spiritual home and her earthly dwelling, owing to several NDEs during bouts with anaphylaxis and medically induced comas, and at least one STE years before her first NDE. While her experiences were deeply spiritual, personal and profound, I appreciate Penny’s down-to-earth honesty, pragmatic outlook, and her teachable, questioning spirit displayed as she tells of her encounters with God, in all His light, patience and lovingkindness. There is a true sense of comfort in recognizing Penny’s concerns, curiosity, fears and questions which she expressed before God, as universal, and our own.

And Penny, herself, is a gifted teacher, as a nurse and recent survivor of CoVid19. Through live-journaling during her illness on an interactive forum, she is engaged [with] an audience of hundreds, equipping them with detailed, healthful understanding and knowledge from her own research and experience. Not only has she been able to expand their own practical understanding of medical care and self-advocacy, Penny has had the opportunity to quietly share her NDE story, with its powerful rays of light, hope and love, enabling listeners to move beyond fear and go forward with faith on their own journeys.

by Debi W Bender


BIOGRAPHY – Penny Wittbrodt, RN

Photo w sleeping husband & our goddaughter.Penny Wittbrodt is the mother of three grown kids and grandmother of four. She and her husband Don, enjoy life in the beautiful bluegrass state of Kentucky. After graduating from nursing school in 2002, Penny accepted her first position as a Cardiothoracic ICU nurse. Most of her nursing career was spent in critical care.

Penny also felt a need to give back to her community and was involved in two different not-for-profit outreach programs. One of these, was a local clinic that served patients who otherwise would have lacked basic primary medical care.

Several years later, her small town was shocked by the closing of their local Boys and Girls club. Penny and a team of concerned parents opened their own after-school center. In its first year of operation, the program received the state of Kentucky “Destiny Award,” for excellence in service to at-risk and underserved children.

The after-school program revealed Penny’s love for teaching. She took a year away from nursing when she accepted adjunct professor positions, at three area technical colleges. There, she taught pathophysiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, and dosage calculation.

When the spring term ended, she returned to nursing. Penny would soon be forced to give up her career, when in 2013, she was assaulted by a patient. The attack left her with a spinal injury which required a lengthy surgery and left her with permanent nerve damage in her spine, left arm, and hand. Unable to work, she fell into a dark depression and began isolating herself. This led to overwhelming social anxiety which in turn, caused her to withdrawal even further.

Several months after surgery, she developed a mysterious autoimmune condition which caused eighteen bouts of respiratory failure, over two-and-a-half years. Doctors had no answers and every treatment they prescribed failed. Finally, through a series of near-death experiences, the source of her continued attacks was revealed. Penny discovered how to overcome her condition and took action. That decision dramatically changed the course of her life. Based on her experience, she was invited to write a chapter for Dr. Penny Sartori’s book, “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences.”  Penny is currently finalizing her first book, “A Life Reclaimed.

IANDS Book Club with author Andrea Courey

“Conversations with Chloe” is an intimate mother-daughter dialogue that began six weeks after Chloe’s death. Writing a letter to her daughter, Andrea was jolted by Chloe’s response, “Mom, you are so easy to find that it’s a joke” that began a journey of healing, wonder, and knowing that there is only life after life. May this uncommon dialogue offer hope, comfort, and share the realization that all is as it should be.

Click to view author's flyer fullscreen

 

Order your book now from your preferred retailer. Amazon and Barnes & Noble links below.

(click to view flyer fullscreen)

 

 

 

Amazon link…
Amazon Smile logo

 

 

Barnes and Noble link…

AND, do RSVP NOW for this ISGO book club meeting date and time!

IANDS Book Club with author David Oakford

“Soul Bared” is the detailed near-death experience of David Oakford. Triggered initially by a fatal drug overdose, he was initially bewildered and frightened to find that we do not “die”. Instinctively praying to God, David was rescued by a guardian angel he calls “Bob”. He was shown various life-after-death realms involving light beings, dark souls, the life-force energy dynamics of earth and its inhabitants, plus lessons-learned teachings revealed by a panel of evaluators. Clearly written, this detailed account weaves the overriding message that Love is the answer to life’s questions throughout this spiritual journey beyond the veil of death.

Click to view author's flyer fullscreen

 

Order your book now at your preferred retailer. Amazon and Barnes & Noble links below.

(click on flyer to view fullscreen)

 

 

 

Amazon link…
Amazon Smile logo

 

 

Barnes and Noble link (pending)

 

 

AND, do RSVP NOW for this IANDS book club meeting date and time!

 

IANDS Book Club with author Cathy Byrd

“The Boy Who Knew Too Much” by Cathy Byrd is the story of a mother startled by her two-year old son’s detailed memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and ’30s. Cathy embarked on an investigation of those details and was shaken by discoveries that forever changed her views on life and death; ultimately revealing the greatest findings…the convincing nature of the truth that love never dies.

Click here to view the author's flyer fullscreen

Order your book now from your preferred retailer. Amazon and Barnes & Noble links below.

(click on flyer to view fullscreen)

 

 

 

Amazon link…Amazon Smile logo

AND, do RSVP NOW for this ISGO book club meeting date and time!

Barnes and Noble link…

IANDS Book Club with author Janet Tarantino

“Dying to See” is a mystical adventure about Janet Tarantino’s near-death experiences. Now after years of silence, Janet shares what she learned during her transcendental experiences… including encounters with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and many Angelic Beings. Janet describes in incredible detail not only about life beyond the veil but also about mortal life and how we should live with a sense of adventure wondering where God will take us next plus how to be open to the realization that love is the only thing that matters.

Click to view author's flyer fullscreen

 

Order your book now from your preferred retailer. Amazon and Barnes & Noble links below.

(click on flyer to view fullscreen)

 

 

 

Amazon link…
Amazon Smile logo

 

 

Barnes and Noble link…

AND, do RSVP NOW for this IANDS book club meeting date and time!

IANDS Book Club with author Carol Morgan

After the accident that suddenly took Mikey’s life, he made it very clear to family and friends that communication does not stop there. Carol Morgan shares what her son has communicated from the other side of the veil, beginning with describing in great detail the feeling of an earthly death and an account of the spiritual realm; and how it feels and works…

Click to see author's flyer fullscreen

Order your book now at your preferred retailer. Amazon and Barnes & Noble links below.

(click on flyer to view fullscreen)

 

 

 

Amazon link…Amazon Smile logo

 

 

 Barnes and Noble link… (pending)

AND, do RSVP NOW for this ISGO book club meeting date and time, too!

IANDS Book Club with author Ingrid Honkala, Ph.D.

From the moment she nearly drowned in a tank of cold water at the age of three, Ingrid Honkala was aware of other dimensions of life than those most of us normally experience. She was also gifted with the wise input of mysterious “Beings of Light” who gave her invaluable insights and assistance as she faced life’s challenges growing up. Ingrid will reveal how any human experience can be illumined from within…

Click to see the author's flyer fullscreen

 

Order your book now from your preferred retailer. Amazon and Barnes & Noble links below.

 

(click on flyer to view fullscreen)

 

 

Amazon link…
Amazon Smile logo

 

 

Barnes and Noble link…

AND, do RSVP NOW for this IANDS book club meeting date and time!

IANDS Book Club with author Nancy van Alphen

Nancy van Alphen takes us on her unexpected spiritual journey that changed her from agnostic to believer. Alone one night, Nancy happened upon a video of a young man given little time to live. Heartfelt compassion morphed into anger as she raised her fists and railed against a Gog in whom she didn’t believe. To her utter amazement, God responded.

Click to see author's flyer fullscreen

 

Order your book now from your preferred retailer. Amazon and Barnes & Noble links below.

(click on flyer to view fullscreen)

 

 

 

Amazon link…
Amazon Smile logo

 

 

 

Barnes and Noble link…

 

 

AND, do RSVP NOW for this IANDS book club meeting date and time!

IANDS Book Club with author Sharon Milliman

In her groundbreaking book, Sharon Milliman shares her near-death experience and subsequent journey of spiritual growth. In sharing what lies beyond life after death, Sharon passionately speaks about the ultimate and ever-present love of God. But her transformative experiences do not end there.

Order your book now from your preferred retailer. Amazon and Barnes & Noble links below.

Amazon link…Amazon Smile logo

 

AND, do RSVP NOW for this ISGO book club meeting date and time, too!

Barnes and Noble link