In Life or Death, There’s Only One Guarantee—God Will Be There
Medical emergencies are among life’s most unexpected and terrifying realities. But isn’t it reassuring in times of crisis that you can find hope and comfort in the hands of a loving God?
Encounter heart-stopping drama in these real-life stories of everyday people like you who found themselves on heaven’s doorstep—fully dependent on the skilled and courageous efforts of first responders and on the mercy of God.
As you read these firsthand accounts of perilous situations with uncertain outcomes, you will experience a full spectrum of emotions, from tender heartache to tremendous joy. Through it all, you will witness God’s amazing love and care for His children, both for those who are brought back from the edge and for those He welcomes into eternal fellowship with Him.
Be inspired as you go on call with veteran EMT Andrea Jo Rodgers and other brave professionals dedicated to helping when humanity is at its most frail.
Book Review: On Heaven’s Doorstep by Andrea Jo Rodgers
On Heaven’s Doorstep by Andrea Jo Rodgers is a terrific read. Andrea did a fantastic job of storytelling, taking the reader on first responder calls that illustrated each situation’s good, the bad, and the ugly. She shared the trauma that can turn a person’s life upside down. Andrea’s book is based on actual events reminding us that miracles happen every day.
I was initially drawn to On Heaven’s Doorstep because of several traumatic experiences. My first encounter happened when I was 12 years old. My seven-year-old brother was in a lawnmower accident. I was babysitting when he was hurt. It was the first time I had ever dealt with emergency medical personnel and ridden in an ambulance. My brother lived thanks to those first responders’ quick thinking and action. Fast-forward 41 years, and I still can’t stand the sight of blood, but I am very grateful whenever I see an ambulance pass me by on the road. I am thankful that God is sending a team of qualified individuals to perform yet another miracle. At least, that is always my hope.
Andrea is definitely a gifted writer, not afraid to share details to drive a point home. She was able to share traumatic scenarios authentically and with vulnerability. I could tell that she really cares for the people she has helped. I also appreciated how Andrea shared her faith with the reader. There are so many instances I can think of where people forget about the miracle of an event. God still performs miracles every day. Nothing happens by chance.
If you are interested in reading an inspirational Christian book based on actual life events, you will want to check out On Heaven’s Doorstep. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Note: I reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, which I received through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for sharing my thoughts. I am disclosing this per FTC regulations.
About the Author
Andrea Jo Rodgers holds a clinical doctorate in physical therapy and has worked as a physical therapist for over 25 years. She has served as a volunteer emergency medical technician on her town’s rescue squad for over 30 years and has responded to more than 9,000 first aid and fire calls. She lives on the east coast with her husband, two children, and two fur babies. At Heaven’s Edge, On Heaven’s Doorstep, and Help from Heaven include true inspirational stories based on her experiences as a volunteer EMT. Heaven-Sent Miracles and Rescues: True Stories from a First Responder will be released November 1, 2022. Her middle grade adventure novels, Saving Mount Rushmore and Saving the Statue of Libertyare fun yet educational books that teach faith, courage, patriotism, and friendship. Visit Andrea Jo at www.andreajorodgers.com.
More from Andrea Jo
Miracles exist. They surround us. Just open your heart and mind to the presence of God to observe them. How do I know miracles exist? I’ve witnessed them.
I’ve been a volunteer emergency medical technician on my local first aid squad for 35 years. I joined in high school, and I’ve been blessed to be answering calls ever since. During my time with the squad, I’ve answered over 9,000 first aid and fire calls. I’ve witnessed miracles and answered prayers. I’ve shared in some people’s faith-filled last minutes on earth. I relate some of these experiences in my books, At Heaven’s Edge, On Heaven’s Doorstep, and Help from Heaven. My fourth book, Heaven-Sent Miracles and Rescues, will be released November 1, 2022.
Rescue personnel are with people and their families during times of unimaginable crises. I’ve seen firsthand how God’s handiwork puts people in the right place at the right time to create miracles. Sometimes, God miraculously rescues people. Other times, He leads them home to Him. As volunteer ETMs, we are blessed to help others in their time of need.
Sometimes, we take our health for granted. People don’t normally think about EMS until they need their services. First responders are in the unique position of being able to serve others when they need help. Being a volunteer EMT allows me to act out my faith by being a Good Samaritan.
Some question if miracles exist anymore. They do. Have faith and place your trust in God.
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