Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cradle My Heart by Kim Ketola

About the Book: 

Abortion continues to be a hot topic in politics, women’s rights, and medical practice. But for the eight to ten million American Christian women who have had one, abortion is a spiritual issue as well, raising questions of life and death, heaven and hell, grief and loss.

Writing from her own experience, Kim Ketola sheds light on one of the darkest and most neglected personal issues of our time: the widespread need for healing and spiritual recovery after abortion. “After abortion brought the worst trouble into my life I had ever known,” writes Ketola, “I just couldn’t see my way free to believe in God’s love.”

With a compassionate heart, Ketola offers ten true stories of healing promise from the Bible to help women answer the most common spiritual torments they face: Is abortion a sin? Does God hate me? Where can I turn in my shame and distress? How could I ever tell anyone the truth? And more.

Inspired by Romans 6:4--“just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life"--this is a definitive resource to help women see themselves and God anew and--finally--to find spiritual healing.

Abortion is a hot topic.  Many women that have had an abortion don't talk about it.  They try to tuck it way back in the depths of their mind, but it always has a way of raising it's ugly head in their memory.  In her book, Cradle my Heart, Kim Ketola opens up her life and lets you into the inner most secret a women can hold on to.  Ketola is transparent in her book as she tries to help women overcome the darkness of the after abortion effects that so many women live with by themselves.  This book is a good resource for those that have had to make the decision to end their child's life because others wanted it to be ended.  It will help them learn to accept God's forgiveness for this wrong that they have done.  This is a great tool for anyone that has had an abortion or lost a child, through miscarriage or early child death.  I had a miscarriage myself and struggled for a long time with the after effects.  I can't imagine what a women that chooses to have an abortion might be going through, much worse I'm sure. In the book you'll find healing promises from the Bible and answers to some questions such as - Is abortion a sin? Does God hate me? Where can I turn in my shame and distress? How could I ever tell anyone the truth? And more.  Each chapter has timeless truths in them as well as a Reflection (Scriptures to meditate on) , Request (Prayer) and a Response (next step to be taken toward forgiveness)

Meet Kim: 

Kim Ketola is a sought-after writer and motivational speaker with the Ruth Graham and Friends conference. After thirty years in the broadcasting industry, she founded a nonprofit organization through which she presents professionally accredited conferences to equip counselors and help individuals recover from the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion. Kim lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Link to buy the book

 In coordination with the launch of their fall releases, Kregel will be hosting a live webcast event on September 20 at 8 PM EDT featuring authors Kim Ketola (Cradle My Heart), Teske Drake (Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow), and Dawn Scott Jones (When a Woman You Love Was Abused). The webcast will allow women to come together to share their struggles and fears in order to move toward healing and hope. Women will able to support one another and discuss shared experiences in a non-threatening, open and loving environment.

Cat Hoort of Kregel says, ""We are seeking to provide safe means for Christian women to be vulnerable with each other, to seek help and guidance from authors and counselors, and to find encouragement from those who have shared similar experiences. Our hope is that the Women Redeemed webcast will become a forum for hurting women as well as for those who can help. Kim, Teske, and Dawn are all survivors and their stories will surely inspire and equip other women to move toward healing and hope."

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