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Rush of heaven : one woman's miraculous encounter with Jesus
McKinley, Ema, 1946- , author.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
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269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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"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

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 9
The Accidentp. 13
Painp. 16
Diagnosisp. 23
I Dop. 27
Aggressivep. 30
Burnp. 32
Numbp. 35
Partial Healingp. 42
Returnp. 46
Law and Disorderp. 50
Friends and Enemiesp. 53
Hot Seatp. 62
Push and Shovep. 70
Emergency Codep. 76
The Stairsp. 78
Starting Overp. 82
Back to the Pitp. 85
Reality Checkp. 88
Bitter Cupp. 91
Restrictedp. 94
Caregiversp. 100
Leaningp. 104
Forgivenessp. 108
Purposep. 113
The Fightp. 118
Homep. 121
Growing Painsp. 126
Four-Pound Miraclep. 132
Heart Attackp. 136
Dark Cloudp. 141
Child Ambassadorp. 146
Cancerp. 152
Out of Oxygenp. 156
Soresp. 161
Out of Optionsp. 170
Unfixablep. 174
Deadly Dosep. 181
Moving Onp. 187
Preparationp. 194
The Miraclep. 197
Christmas Evep. 205
Christmas Dayp. 212
Surprise!p. 217
Outreachp. 225
Recoveryp. 231
Ema's Heartp. 237
Epiloguep. 239
My Medical and Legal Recordsp. 243
Timelinep. 267