Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion
Finalist, 2013 Selah Awards, Christian Life Category
First Place, 2010 Sonfire Media Award, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference
(Yes, there is a Kindle edition)
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.
CRADLE MY HEART (Kregel Publications, August 2012 Release) features a Foreword by Ruth Graham, and endorsements by Rebecca St. James, Peggy Hartshorn and John Ensor of Heartbeat International, Georgette Forney of Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and Wess Stafford of Compassion International. Representation by Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency.
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A portion of the proceeds of all book sales goes to various organizations in the pregnancy help movement working to prevent abortion and help heal the hurt it brings.
What People Are Saying about Cradle My Heart:
I want to recommend Kim Ketola‘s book Cradle My Heart to you. In working directly with the pro-life movement over the last few years, I have seen the incredible need for a book such as the one you hold in your hands. Through powerful, real stories, many of them from her own life, Kim graciously communicates the love and hope Jesus brings to hearts wounded by abortion. May God continue to bless and lead your ministry Kim! —Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress
In Cradle My Heart, you will experience release and encounter wholeness that only comes from God‘s forgiving touch. Too many people in our culture treat abortion as a political, medical choice. It is far more. Kim Ketola takes this issue away from politicians and doctors and elevates it tenderly to a spiritual level to open eyes and hearts to the amazing grace and redemption of a loving heavenly Father. —Ruth Graham, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart, daughter of Billy Graham, and president of Ruth Graham and Friends
The estimated one in every five Christian women who have experienced abortion will experience the love of the Lord through this beautiful, insightfully-written book. Kim relates stories of those with broken hearts who encountered Jesus, and she bravely shares her own experience of repentance and meeting his comfort and healing after abortion to deliver a personal, intimate, and hope-filled read and resource. —Peggy Hartshorn, PhD, president of Heartbeat International
With candid honesty, Kim Ketola helps readers heal from the suffering after abortion. Prayers and practical steps at the end of every chapter provide guidance in transforming hurt into hope. And thoughtful reflections and biblical insight help readers find Christ‘s restoration the minute they open their hearts and give him permission to forgive and heal.—Theresa Burke, Ph.D., author of Forbidden Grief, and founder of Rachel‘s Vineyard Ministries
Kim Ketola‘s discerning creativity translates biblical stories into practical help for those struggling after abortion. Sharing her personal walk from shame to new life, she writes from the heart and offers hope, forgiveness, and help for strengthening faith in this awesome book! —Georgette Forney, Co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign
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Articles and other writing samples:
Featured article on Crosswalk.com Healing Abortion’s Guilt and Grief
Featured article in CBA Retailers + Resources Listening to Abortion
Featured article in More to Life Magazine Abortion is Hazardous to your Spiritual Health
Minnesota Christian Chronicle article
Minnesota Christian Chronicle commentary