Etched… Upon My Heart

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January 22, 2013 is a very important day.  Why?  It is the day that Etched… Upon My Heart: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget is being released.

How do I describe this book?  Reading this book is like sitting in a family room with the author listening to her open up about her life.  The ups and downs of her life…  The joys and sorrows…  But most importantly, how God came into her life and eased her pain.

What I find so striking about this book is how it seems that Jill is trying to reach out to the reader.  She is trying to help us by using her pain and the redemption she found to inspire others.  At the end of each section, she leaves the reader (me, in this case) with things to remember, followed by prayer and truths to “Etch Upon Your Heart”.  One of the things that she said at the end of the “Suffering” section is so beautiful: “God will redeem our tears, allowing light and life to flow out of suffering and darkness.”

She is not “preaching” doctrine in this book.  She is sharing how the scripture has touched her and how she interprets the scripture.  What it means to her…

This book goes through many of the stages of life that we all will experience:  love, significance, forgiveness, suffering, giving, prayer, faithfulness, and death.  Along the way, Jill shares her experiences with each and how God led her through.

  • Release Date:  1/22/2013
  • Suggested Retail Price:  $23.99 US/$26.99 Canada
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Want to bless someone today, Jill has some beautiful e-cards on her website.

Jill Kelly is the wife of Jim Kelly, former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.  Together, they had a son, Hunter, who was diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy, a fatal disease.  Months later, Jim and Jill Kelly founded Hunter’s Hope Foundation to help raise awareness and raise funds for research.  They currently live in Buffalo, New York with their two daughters and three dogs.

This book means so much to me that I am happy to be able to give away a copy to one of you!

Rules: Giveaway starts at 12:00 am EST on January 22, 2013 and ends at 12:00 am EST on February 5, 2013. Open to U.S. residents 18 years old and older.  No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries collected. The winner will be chosen by via Rafflecopter and will have 48 hours to respond after being contacted by email. Please make sure to use a valid email address. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ do not endorse this, nor sponsor this giveaway. Nor are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+ affiliated with this giveaway in any way. Pixie Dusted Homeschool is not responsible for prize fulfillment.  Additional rules here.

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Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  I have received no other compensation, nor was I required to give a positive review. 

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  1. JJ Caraway says

    I would love to have – A Place to Remember – Christian Journal and Without a Word. All of the books look to be so heart warming, I would love to read the all.