Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Etched...Upon My Heart...by Jill Kelly: Review & Giveaway

 "If something were to happen to you- if today was it- what would you want your children to remember and never forget?" That's a tough one isn't it?
That is the first sentence of the introduction to the above book. It had me in  thought provoking tears. This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately as a mother. Jill Kelly writes, "God will break our hearts, but He will hold the pieces. He will cradle us and redeem every tear we cry." Throughout the book she touches on love, forgiveness, suffering, giving, prayer, death, and messages to her children. These are actually some of the titles of the chapters.

One of my latest reads, and soon to be one yours is Etched...Upon My Heart: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget by New York Times best-selling author, Jill Kelly. It releases today, January 22, 2013. Wife of NFL legend Jim Kelly,  Jill shares deeply personal experiences as a mother trying to make every moment count, against the backdrop of trying circumstances.

"Written to encourage parents who want to instill faith in their children, Kelly shares episodes of her life—some happy, some sad—imparting lessons she hopes will help others pass on the gift of God’s love. Jill writes, “There are precious memories waiting to be unearthed in the moments already etched upon your life. I hope that in sharing some of mine, you’ll be willing and brave enough to open up and share yours.”

Kelly’s touching emotional prose, written with remarkable honesty and tenderness, takes readers into the most private moments of her family’s life and deals realistically with the challenges she’s faced, such as a terminally ill son, an unfaithful husband, and the natural tension from raising Christian kids in a secular society. "Etched...Upon My Heart is an extension of my soul; the heartbeat of what I have learned thus far in my journey as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and child of God,” writes Kelly."

Website: http://www.jillk.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jill-Kelly-AuthorSpeaker/322884036164
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hjkforever

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. She and Jim live in Buffalo, NY, with their two daughters and three dogs. Hunter’s Hope Foundation can be found online at www.HuntersHope.org. Jill is also the author of Without A Word. 

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1 comment:

Juana Rose said...

les miserables.. (I've never read the book!)