“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, eighteen 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 unforgiveness, but now takes the reader on a healing miracle encounter of Biblical proportions.
Rush of Heaven will ignite readers’ 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
- An incredible true story
I enjoyed this story and hearing about Ema’s real-life IN PERSON encounter with Jesus. I think it’s also a good hard look at the completely inadequate health care system in America, as I read about the red tape and stress Ema had to deal with on top of her high pain disability I was horrified.
I did personally find the narration and writing style a little too sweet and singsongy to begin with BUT as I came to know Ema and love her this no longer bothered me.
It’s a great read/listen with an ending worth sticking around for. Definitely recommended :)! Thank you Ema for sharing your story, I look forward to meeting you one day in heaven. *hugs*