Rush of Heaven by Ema McKinley

Rush of Heaven: One Woman’s Miraculous Encounter with Jesus


Synopsis“Ema, give me your hand.” These were the words Jesus spoke to Ema on Christmas Eve before 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


Review: This is a book that is going to stay with me for a very long time!! We don’t always get to know why God allows pain and suffering, but I choose to see my own as a gift from His hand. I know that Ema endured incredible pain and suffering over the 18+ years before Jesus healed her, but her attitude was one of submission, trust, and desiring God to use her in spite of her RSD. God put some amazing people in her life to help her. She did not sugar coat her suffering at all, and it makes me angry at everything the insurance company made her go through that made her illness so much worse! It is not uncommon for spouses or significant others to leave when faced with the chronic illness of a loved one. I’m so happy her sons and dad were there to help her through. You have to read this book…your life will be forever changed!!


Bookishly yours,


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