Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Book of Faith- for those who have experienced abortion

"Cradle my heart" "Finding God's LOVE after abortion"                                                           
                     By Kim Ketola

About the Book: (Taken from 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.

My Opinions and Feelings about this book:
Abortion, in recent years, has become an answer for many women, to unwanted pregnancies. What many are not aware of is, that there are consequences of making that choice for many years. Kim does an excellent job in this book of raising the spiritual issues involved and how to heal oneself. This one choice made involves grief , loss, guilt, and unhappiness.One wonders if God hates them for killing an unwanted child, can He ever forgive them, can one forgive oneself?

Kim asks and answers all of these questions in this book in a tactful , caring, spiritual way that leads to the healing that is needed. I was so impressed by Kim's feelings of empathy and understanding of the hurt these women are going through. In each chapter, there is a subject addressed, then ideas for reflecting on the suggestions. A prayer request is then  printed that can be repeated by the reader. Lastly, each ends with ways to respond to the ideas, in order for healing to start and then continue to the next step.

This book is truly one which exhibits God's power to forgive  and redeem pain in lives and use it for Him. Something that many of us must be frequently be reminded of.  The wounds of abortion are described in such detail and in such a way that you feel the ache and pain of these poor women.It made me think, how would I have reacted in such a situation? What choice would I have made and what would my consequences have been. 
This is a fantastic study book for all who have experienced abortion.

A much needed aid to spiritual wellness in this day and age.

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.  

Visit her website:

If You Need Help, Please join the webcast listed below!

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."

To register for the event, just click here. {}

This book was supplied by Kregel Publications and LitFuse in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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