About the Book
Book: On Heaven’s Doorstep
Author: Andrea Jo Rodgers
Genre: Christian Inspirational
Release date: May 1, 2018
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.
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On Heaven’s Doorstep is an inspirational book where we get a peek into the experiences of an EMT and the people that she responded to and cared for. While non-fiction, it reads like a fiction novel, where we read from the perspective of the people in need, and then switch to the viewpoint of the responders. It allows us readers to connect to the stories and those involved more and to make it just that much more personal.
I really enjoyed reading these true life stories. They often took me on a roller coaster ride, wondering what was going to happen next. A lot of times, it ended with a happily ever after. Other times, however, it ended with heartache and loss. Either way, Andrea remained hopeful in her storytelling, always interweaving her faith into her experiences.
As someone who currently works in a hospital, I have seen the amazing work of medical professionals and have a high respect for them. This book, however, opened my eyes to the important work of EMTs and made me realize how many lives they truly do save.
I had received a copy of the book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review.
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 Liberty are 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.
I recently had the honor of being a guest on two episodes of “At Home with Jim and Joy” on EWTN. During the shows, I shared stories of faith and miraculous rescues that I’ve witnessed on emergency calls. If you’d like to hear about them, you can watch the episodes at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqylPNYpsbI (Part 1) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diedm4TelrM (Part 2).
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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To celebrate her tour, Andrea is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Gift card and a signed copy of On Heaven’s Doorstep!!
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