For Immediate Release
January 16, 2017
Jen Retallick, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716 or 610.584.1096, ext. 102
Special Offer Invites Readers to Free Download of ‘Cradle My Heart’ E-Book by Kim Ketola
‘Cradle My Heart’ Shares Message of God’s Forgiveness, Restoration and Healing After Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion; E-Book Will Be Free on Jan. 23 and $.99 on Jan. 24-29
Peachtree City, Ga.—Kregel Publications, the publisher of Kim Ketola’s outstanding book, “Cradle My Heart: Finding God’s Love After Abortion,” is offering readers a special promotion to download the e-book for free on Monday, Jan. 23 and for just $.99 on Jan. 24-29.
Around the country, Americans are observing Sanctity of Human Life Month, and at the same time, the nation marks 44 years since the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in America. Since then, LifeNews.com estimates that nearly 59 million babies have been aborted in the U.S. since Jan. 22, 1973.
“Abortion continues to make headlines in our country—in religion, politics and medicine,” Ketola said. “But for the eight to 10 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. I’m so thankful that ‘Cradle My Heart’ will be available at a very affordable price during this special promotion, so even more women may be helped through the pain and guilt that can come after abortion, and so we can share the message of God’s forgiveness, restoration and healing after unintended pregnancy and abortion.”
The weeklong “Cradle My Heart” (www.CradleMyHeart.org) e-book special from Kregel Publishing may be found by visiting Amazon.com for Kindle e-readers, BN.com for Nook e-readers or Google Play. The promotional prices will be available beginning Jan. 23.
Ketola, an excellent storyteller, award-winning writer and broadcaster, mother, sister and friend in faith, has used her talents, along with her faith and own life experiences, to unveil one of the biggest untold stories of our time—the spiritual impact of abortion on the women and men who choose it, as well as the hope available to make a better choice.
Writing from her own experience, 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, she offers 10 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 much more.
In 2013, “Cradle My Heart” was a finalist for The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Christian Book Awards in the New Author category.
Others also have positive words about “Cradle My Heart.”
“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, author of “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, Ph.D. and 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
Ketola is featured in multiple episodes of the “Life Is Best” pro-life television series from Wretched TV and the Life Training Institute. The 13-episode series will begin airing on NRB-TV during Sanctity of Human Life Month at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT on Jan. 20. Learn more about the series here and click here to learn more about where to watch NRB-TV.
Ketola’s Cradle My Heart Productions, Inc., offers the one-minute radio program, “Cradle My Heart Today,” which provides a daily dose of truth and inspiration to choose and defend life in our families, our churches and our world by sharing stories reflecting faith in Jesus Christ to redeem us after unintended pregnancy or abortion.
“Cradle My Heart Today,” which airs on hundreds of radio stations nationwide, seeks to meet real needs through radio with heartfelt authenticity and vulnerability, creating a warm connection as the program welcomes listeners to conversations about challenging truths regarding women’s roles as mothers, grandmothers and friends in faith. Through these stories, listeners receive spiritual truths to encourage them to stand for life and heal abortion’s grief; relatable and relevant principles to understand the life issue in practical terms; and knowledge and tools to engage and change the culture for life.
Ketola’s weekly, one-hour “Cradle My Heart Radio” program airs live each Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on several broadcast outlets. The show advances the cause of life by helping to prevent abortions and encouraging women to make a better choice.
On Sundays, “Cradle My Heart Radio” can be heard live via streaming audio at www.myfaithradio.com or on the My Faith Radio app. Several stations in Minnesota, Ohio and Georgia also air the program; check here for local listings.
Ketola has been inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame for her work as Kim Jeffries on KS95, WCCO Radio and TV and KTIS. She also teaches pro-life apologetics in pregnancy centers, as well as Christian colleges and high schools, in partnership with Scott Klusendorf’s Life Training Institute.
For more information on Cradle My Heart, visit cradlemyheart.org or follow the ministry on Facebook, on Twitter @KimKetola, on Pinterest or YouTube.
To interview Kim Ketola from Cradle My Heart, contact Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com. For information about airing the one-minute “Cradle My Heart Today” on your station, contact Michael Hamilton, 610-584-1096, ext. 101, 215-519-4838.
Cradle My Heart Radio is a safe space for listeners to connect with others who are finding God’s love—especially during unintended pregnancy and after abortion. The ministry’s outreach is a result of listening to hundreds of women and men share their stories. The Cradle My Heart online blog is a companion to the bestselling book by Kim Ketola, “Cradle My Heart: Finding God’s Love After Abortion,” released by Kregel Publications in 2012. Net proceeds from the book and CD are donated to organizations in the pregnancy help movement.
The vision of Cradle My Heart Productions, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is saving lives and healing hearts after abortion one story at a time. The mission is to effectively answer the public health crisis of abortion through education and excellence in communications. Cradle My Heart values center on the belief that defining success means reaching as broad an audience as possible with the message of the value of every single individual human life and the redemptive power of God’s love. Because unintended pregnancy and abortion are problems which often unfold in isolation, radio is an ideal medium to reach women and men in their time of need with a message of encouragement and hope in Jesus Christ. Children are a gift from God and worthy of protection at every stage of development regardless of the circumstances of their conception. Abortion is the intentional act of destroying an innocent human life, therefore it is morally wrong.