Don’t Die Before You’re Dead, by Joy Blessing

“I shouldn’t be alive – I was dead 39 minutes after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest,” Joy said. “My life was amazing before I died; now I am more alive than ever to tell my story of how the joy of the Lord has strengthened my heart to share this powerful blessing of faith, hope, joy, and prayer.”
Kharis Publishing announces the release of Don’t Die Before You’re Dead – Living with a Heart of Joy, by Joy Blessing. She was clinically dead for 39 minutes after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. Miraculously, Joy Blessing revives, and survives to tell her incredible story for the first time.

As Damar Hamlin collapsed on the football field during a televised broadcast, millions were in shock when learning this physically fit young athlete suffered cardiac arrest. Immediately, a medical team surrounded him administering CPR and utilizing a defibrillator which saved his life.

Just months before Hamlin suffered from cardiac arrest witnessed by millions, Joy Blessing died from the same in a car witnessed only by her daughter who was driving, and her 7-year-old grandson who was sitting behind her. Hamlin was resuscitated within minutes, while Joy was clinically dead for more than half an hour.

However, both suffered from broken hearts, literally, that in different ways were because of a fractured world. Thankfully, both were blessed with miraculous healing through the love, faith, prayers of others, and the thoughtful care of medical personnel.

While the medical underlying causes of heart problems are complex and well-studied, it is nevertheless true that a happy heart contributes to a healthy heart, while a broken spirit can make the heart sick. It has become evident that it was not just sickness and illnesses that result in broken hearts; but psychological problems and increasingly magnified social isolation and emotional stress of our broken world play an important role as well. This is not to suggest in any way that either Damar Hamlin or Joy Blessing’s heart problems were caused by isolation or lack of joy.

Joy Blessings writes that while it may not be possible to change everything in this broken world that causes broken hearts, more can be done to help prevent heart failure caused by emotional stress. Gifts and flowers are wonderful to help comfort those working through grief and hardships, but no material possessions can prevent or heal a broken heart. Most cherished and needed for a healthy heart are the gifts of joy, love, kindness, laughter, and fun. A happy heart is a healthy heart. The most effective cure for a broken heart is time with the ones you love. It is this kind of joy, even in the face of adversity, that Joy advocates passionately from her lived experience throughout the book.

Don’t Die Before You’re Dead is Joy Blessing’s miracle story of hope in God’s plan and purpose for those who trust in Him. “I shouldn’t be alive; I was dead 39 minutes after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest,” Joy said. She continued, “We must never give up being and becoming all God created us to be. Regardless of what we go through, we can be confident God is faithful to complete the good work He begins in us.” Joy’s life was amazing before she died; now she’s more alive than ever and shares her “story of how the joy of the Lord has strengthened my heart to share this powerful blessing of faith, hope, joy, and prayer.” She added, “God’s power that raised me from the dead is the same power that inspires us to never give up, to live victoriously and purposefully, and to always believe in His faithfulness to work all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”

Therefore, it is not surprising that Don’t Die Before You’re Dead has been well received by readers across the nation. According to Tim Heibel, Airline Captain, “I met Joy Blessing when I was a junior airline pilot. Joy was a flight attendant. Before the flight, I had seen her name on the paperwork and thought to myself, Joy Blessing, there has to be a story there. Was there ever a story! Her book is yet another amazing part of the story of Joy Blessing. It’s an amazing testimony of the trials and tribulations, being tested yet living a fully dedicated life of faith, and even through the tough times remaining Joy-Full! Her journey through life, and 39 minutes of death, and life again has given Joy a miraculous and amazing testimony that will bless you.”

Additionally, Claire Croskey, a retired Emergency Medical Technician, has this to say about this book of hope, “What a wonderful insight into the power of prayer and believing in the Bible! What Joy experienced on that day should open up one’s eyes to the Glory of God. The power of believing that if you follow the word of God on this earth, when you are called home, your soul will be welcomed in Heaven. This world is definitely a constant battle of evil (the devil) and good.”

When asked about her impression about this story of hope and salvation in Joy’s book, Karen Hembrough, a Medical Missionary to Guatemala, has this to say, “In this this death to life true story, God manifests His power to heal and restore the human body. The narrative is about a woman who died and was brought back to life in unusual circumstances. This piece magnifies God’s grace and mercy of the miraculous. It shows us that the Lord has a destiny for each one of our lives. The epic is extraordinarily well written. If you want an inspiring and thrilling saga of despair to victory, this book will move you to expect hope.”

Don’t Die Before You’re Dead – Living with a Heart of Joy is published by Kharis Publishing is now available wherever books are sold, inclduing:

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