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Cradle My Heart: Finding God's Love After Abortion

by Kim Ketola

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Having never been faced with a situation in which abortion was one of my options I wasn’t sure about reading this book. I didn’t think I’d be able to relate, but I thought of the people in my life I know who have faced that decision and figured if I could find a book that might help my friends and family deal with what they may still be going through then I would like to read it and be able to let them know about a resource is available. While I couldn’t specifically relate to what Ketola was dealing with I did end up relating to what she was saying.

I think that this book, while geared towards women who are dealing with the emotional aftermath of an abortion, could be beneficial for anyone who has ever felt as if they were no longer good enough for God’s love. There are some things in my life that I’m not proud of, but I’ve realized that God’s love isn’t reserved just for those who are without sin. We are all God’s children and even though we may have done some things he doesn’t like he still loves us and wants us to have faith in him. That was what I was able to relate with in the book. Ketola’s focus is more on the healing and realizing that an abortion doesn’t mean the end of God’s love but having not dealt with an abortion I could see how her advice can really help anyone.

I liked how Ketola took stories from The Bible and made them current. I’m still new in my relationship with The Bible and seeing these stories through a current perspective helped me understand what I am reading about in The Bible. It’s funny how when you are learning something that it shows up in your life – or at least you recognize it – and some of the stories she chooses for her book are actually stories that I’m currently reading. It was just kind of odd that I’m reading those parts of The Bible at the same time I’m reading this book.

Ketola’s writing is very kind. I could tell from how she presents her story and then walks us through her journey that she is a very caring person. I didn’t feel like she was being over bearing. She genuinely wants to help other women who are going through things she’s dealt with.

Overall I think it had a great message. I liked how she presented the stories from The Bible. I just didn’t feel a connection with the book. I think if you’re struggling with the emotional and spiritual after effects of an abortion this could be a great resource for you and you would likely have more of a connection. It is filled with compassion and hope. ( )
  Justjenniferreading | Oct 30, 2012 |
I found this book to be a compelling read. I kept finding "a sin, is a sin"...God doesn't place one sin above the other...we do.
A very comforting book for someone in the remorseful pain of having had an abortion. Finding forgiveness, and forgiving oneself, an especially hard thing to do.
Cradle My Heart offers so much, there are so many wonderful uses of scripture to fit, and ways to minister to those in pain. I am going to offer my book to my Pastor so that he can share it with someone in need.
This is a beautifully written and timely book, written to help those who are having a hard time with this sin. Satan has gotten a big foothold in our country, and Woman in crisis are easily led.
Thank you Kim Ketola for writing and making this book available!

I received this book Litfuse Publicity Tours, and the Publisher Kregel, and was not required to give a positive review ( )
  alekee | Aug 18, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0825439280, Paperback)

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.

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