Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Etched.... Upon My Heart Giveaway

As a Christian, I read a lot of inspirational books, articles and devotionals. Many have brought me to tears as I read touching stories of adversity, trials and heartache and have read how God has not only given strength to these writers but also brought clarity and a sense of purpose to their lives.  When I was given the opportunity to read "Etched... Upon My Heart" I was moved by Jill Kelly's story and how life, circumstance and God shaped her into the person she is today.  This book is being released today January 22, 2013.

About the Book (taken from Hunters Hope Foundation)

Every Christian parent today wrestles with the challenge of how to raise kids in a God-honoring, morally sound way. 

In ETCHED . . . UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly offers up the unforgettable episodes of her life-some sorrowful, others filled with joy-as a "living epistle" to her daughters.

For the many other Christian mothers who also long to pass on their hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children, Kelly's down-to-earth reflections provide an inspiring example.

As she writes, "God will break our hearts, but He will hold the pieces. He will cradle us and redeem every tear we cry."

Although great personal pain-her young son Hunter's death,her husband's infidelity-informs these pages, Kelly's story is ultimately one of forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope.

Through the moments in time that Jill Kelly recounts, readers will recognize the daily reality and eternal value of God's plan for their own lives.




About the Author

Jill Kelly is the wife of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly. In September 1997, months after their infant son, Hunter, was diagnosed with a fatal disease called Krabbe Leukodustrophy, Jim and Jill founded the Hunter's Hope Foundation. As chairman of the board of Hunter's Hope, Jill helps children suffering from Leukodystrophy, and their families by raising awareness and research funds to fight this devastating disease. 


Praise of Etched...Upon My Heart 
"Jill courageously allows us into the rawest moments of her personal journey, and invites us to join the process by which love is defined, fear becomes faith, and suffering becomes sovereign. Undoubtedly, if "moments are measured by depth, not by length", then the moments that you will spend reading ETCHED UPON MY HEART will serve as some of your most valuable..."
       --- Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Co-Host ABC THE VIEW
"Jill Kelly writes with a raw honesty that is both rare and refreshing.  ETCHED...UPON MY HEART will both break your heart where it needs to be broken and heal your heart at the same time."
       --- Mark Batterson, Pastor of National Community Church, author of The Circle Maker  
"I am taken ... with the words in ETCHED...UPON MY HEART and the heart of the writer who wrote them, Jill Kelly. As a mother, Jill spoke to the place in me that desires to make a lasting imprint on my children's lives. As a woman, she touched the place in me that knows well of the struggle to love, lose, forgive, live faithfully, find significance. As a believer in Jesus, she stirred my deep gratitude for redemption and the God who makes all things well. There is a richness that comes from a life that has lived this, and Jill Kelly has poured her own onto the pages of ETCHED. I just read it, and I want to read it, again."
       --- Lisa Whittle, speaker, Compassion advocate, author of {w}hole

My Thoughts
Amazing! That's one word to describe this book. Others include heartwarming, inspirational, heart breaking and so many more.  Chapter by chapter, Jill shares personal moments; moments of joy and moments of heartbreak.  Each chapter is a lesson Jill wishes to pass onto her daughters and some of those lessons were learned the hard way, as are lessons I have learned throughout my life. And as Jill states many times in her book, God will bring us through those lessons (good and bad) and that He is faithful to us always, no matter how difficult life gets.  In her book, she reveals everything to us in hopes that we too can can see God's plan for our lives and how we can get through anything for His glory. 

Etched Upon My Heart is being released today! You can purchase your own copy from Amazon, Barnes & Nobel or other book retailers.

Connect!
To learn more about Jill, visit her Website
To learn more about Hunter's Hope, click HERE
Like Jill's page on Facebook
Follow Jill on Twitter

Win it!
Thanks to the sponsor, one lucky reader will win a copy of "Etched.... Upon My Heart." Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway runs from January 22, 2013 and ends at midnight on February 5, 2013 and is open to US residents 18 or older. Terms are noted on the Rafflecopter form. Please be sure to complete the mandatory entry for any of the optional entries to count. I do check.
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