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Thursday, August 18, 2022


On Heaven’s Doorstep Kick-Off Package

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.


Click here to get your copy!


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


More from Andrea Jo

Miracles Exist

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 EdgeOn 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 (Part 1) and (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.


I think first responders and EMT’s have one of the most stressful jobs around. Every call is something different and they know they are going into a situation that could be chaotic. The stories shared in this book have  illustrations of faith, hope, miracles and survival. As I read some  of the stories I began to cry. Life is so short and in a blink of an eye you could be gone. 

There is no way to pick a favorite story from this book because each one is touching and life changing. The one with the two people in the creek was heartbreaking. In the midst of tragedy God sent someone to help. Officer McNair was one of the strongest swimmers on the dive team and happened to be on duty that night. His heroic efforts helped save lives even though there was one victim. God knew that McNair would be needed and had him placed on duty that particular night. 

I do appreciate the different stories that show how quickly an emergency can arise. We are blessed to have people willing to come at a moment’s notice no matter what time it may be. Their compassion for others shows as they skillfully do their examinations. I have had to call 911 twice for two different incidents. They were professional and helped me calm down and I was amazed at how knowledgeable they were in medical emergencies.

I am thankful for these people who come to us in crisis and can see God’s hand in each call they get. I’m sure that it is stressful at times but we are blessed to be able  to pick up a phone and call for help knowing someone is on their way. I do like how there is a prayer after every story and that they know God is with them in every call. It is a book of encouragement, sadness, miracles and brave men and women who answer the call when an emergency arises. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 18

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen, August 19 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 19

Inklings and notions, August 20

For Him and My Family, August 21

deb’s Book Review, August 22

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 23

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 24

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 25

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 26

An Author’s Take, August 27

A Reader’s Brain , August 28

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 29

Rebecca Tews, August 30

Spoken from the Heart, August 31 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, August 31


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!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing your review of On Heaven’s Doorstep, this sounds like an excellent collection of heartbreaking and inspirational stories and I am looking forward to reading each and every one of them

  2. Great review, thank you for sharing.

  3. Sounds like a great book, looking forward to reading soon!

  4. Thanks for sharing On Heaven's Doorstep with me, Andrea, your book sounds like a very inspiring and compelling read that I will enjoy! Good luck with your book and the tour!

    Thanks, Texas Book-aholic, for sharing your review!

    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Thanks for sharing, this sounds like a wonderful book