Nine Minutes Past Midnight

Medical Encounters With a Miraculous God

Ernest F. Crocker M.D

Dr. Ern Crocker, called out to a medical emergency, became aware that God was working alongside him. In Nine Minutes Past Midnight, we hear this amazing life-changing story, which led Dr. Crocker to “compare notes” with many other doctors from around the world, about their experiences with God in medical emergencies and situations. Together, Dr. Crocker’s story, and the testimonies of other medical professionals, including US doctors, create this inspirational account of how God interacts and intervenes in the world of medicine today. Our hope lies with God, not our circumstances! Sift through the stories of real-life doctors and medical professionals who have experienced the work of God first-hand, in both quiet, clear ways, as well as in dramatic fashion. Crocker has captured a powerful record of how a personal God interacts and intervenes in the lives of doctors, their patients, families and friends, to produce radical life change.

 “Nine Minutes Past Midnight is a compelling book, demonstrating perfectly what it looks like when the kingdom of heaven is expressed through the hands of those in the medical field. With interviews and testimonies from professionals all over the world, Dr. Ernest Crocker has courageously painted a clear picture of what it looks like when the hand of God is upon and working through doctors surrendered to Him. This book will encourage your faith as you read about the many who have encountered God and have successfully carried Him into the world of medicine.”
                           —Bill Johnson, Senior Pastor, Bethel Church in Redding, California, best-selling author of When Heaven Invades Earth

Meet the Author

Dr. Ern Crocker is an Australian medical doctor who was the first nuclear medicine physician to practice ultrasound in Australia. He lives in Sydney with his wife Lynne, and operates in a private nuclear medicine and ultrasound practice there. He travels often to the United States to lecture and speak.

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And so there I was resuscitating a patient that I had never met before in my life, and who had called me at home just thirty minutes earlier. Despite CPR, her pupils became fixed and dilated. I searched for a vein to administer adrenaline. But there was no vein to be found. Finally in desperation I drew up an ampule of adrenaline and injected it straight into her heart with a large spinal needle. Again, no response. By this stage I had been attempting to resuscitate the lady for about twenty minutes and was just about exhausted. Her son watched in despair. “What can we do?” “You can pray if you like,” I said, “and call the ambulance again. I knelt beside the woman, exhausted and with no idea what to try next. But as I did so, a quiet voice within said, “Now’s the time, now’s the time.” My hands were already on the patient’s chest and as they rested there I prayed for her under my breath. There was nothing to lose. She shuddered, as someone does when they are counter-shocked by the “crash” team in hospital, but then...nothing. Ten minutes later, the ambulance arrived with only a driver. He walked into the room, hands in pockets, summarily assessed the situation and told me in no uncertain terms that I was wasting my time. “The patient’s dead.” But I was the doctor and I was adamant. We would continue resuscitation until we reached the hospital. Together we heaved the patient onto a stretcher and into the back of the ambulance. We pulled into the emergency room ambulance bay to be met by a team of residents and interns. They quietly made their clinical assessment in the back of the ambulance to emerge and pronounce the patient DOA (dead on arrival). But I was a medical registrar at that hospital and was able to bring some pressure to bear. Soon we had Mrs. Mac transported into the emergency room and onto the arrest bed...

Product Details

978 1 78078 104 4 Trade Paperback 272 pages $14.99

978 1 78078 204 1 eBook

Ship Date December 17th, 2012. In-store January 15th, 2013

Distribution Rights: Worldwide


Key Selling Features

  • Cover endorsement and foreword by Bill Johnson, best-selling author and senior pastor of Bethel Church, Redding, California.
  • True stories told by an international array of doctors and front-line medical personnel.
  • An incisive tool for anyone attempting to reconcile science and medicine with a God who is active and alive today.
  • Additional Endorsements:

    Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore USA.

    Randy Clark, Founder of the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening.

    Peter Irvine, Co–Founder of Gloria Jean’s Coffees. Donald R. Tredway MD. PhD, Professor emeritus and former Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oral Roberts University and University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


  • Major social media campaign.
  • Targeted publicity for major Radio and TV outlets.
  • Book trailer at book website.