Rush of Heaven

  • by Ema McKinley, Cheryl Ricker
  • Narrated by Devon O'Day
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

“Ema, give me your hand.” These were the words Jesus spoke to Ema on Christmas Eve - the night He straightened her crooked foot, hand, neck, and spine, and restored her mobility. Easter weekend, 18 years earlier, an ordinary workday turned into a nightmare when Ema McKinley passed out and was left hanging upside down in the storage room. Rather than improving, Ema’s body became progressively bent and disfigured. Doctors diagnosed Ema with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), an extremely painful trauma-induced disease which led to Ema’s hand and foot deformities, painful sores, insomnia, gastrological distress, curvature of the neck and spine, heart and lung failure, and permanent confinement to a wheelchair. Once an athletic, powerhouse woman with multiple jobs and volunteer positions, Ema became a modern-day Job who lost everything except her faith and desire to trust God more fully. Ema wrestled with pain, anger, and forgiveness, but now takes the listener on a healing miracle encounter of Biblical proportions.
Rush of Heaven will ignite listeners’ passion for Jesus and help them walk hand-in-hand with Him through life’s darkness. It will open hearts to embrace the impossible. “Jesus gave me this miracle for you too!” - Ema McKinley


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

My spirit and heart rejoice in His faithfulness

Would you listen to Rush of Heaven again? Why?

Again and again! I will never get tired of rejoicing in God's faithfulness and every time I listen to the story it reminds me of how wonderful my God is and how much He loves us!

What other book might you compare Rush of Heaven to and why?

Heaven is For Real, 90 Minutes in Heaven and To Heaven and Back

Which scene was your favorite?

When Jesus appears to her in person and heals her

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jesus kneels and asks her for her hand.

Any additional comments?

Absolutely wonderful story. Well worth the credit and the time.

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- Martina

One in a million

The author "Cheryl" recommended her book to me while we spoke over the phone- trying to answer questions she had. I took it very simple and just purchased the book there and then.

I must definately say I am happy I own this title. The book is so emotionally driven and motivational.

The way Ema manages to keep strong in the Lord though her roughest times is just unbelievable. She encourages my faith and when I think everything is going too bad for me, I remember that Ema endured it worst than me for almost 19 years and still manages to hold the faith.

The narrator was also perfect for the book. "A swear she tun up til she buck and the book up like 7"

I would read this book again and again, especially when I'm down.

Thank you Cheryl.
Kerona J...
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- Kerona

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2014
  • Publisher: Zondervan