Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion 

(Yes, there is a Kindle edition)

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.

Buy Cradle My Heart now at Amazon, Barnes & NobleChristian Book, Books-a-Million and from Kregel Publications.

A portion of the proceeds of book sales goes to pregnancy help organizations for preventing and healing the hurt of abortion. Contact us to receive a ministry discount or use Cradle My Heart as a fundraiser for your organization.

Cradle My Heart is a finalist for The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) 2013 Christian Book Awards in the New Author category.

cba-medallionPresented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Awards honors titles in seven categories: Bibles, Bible Reference, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Children, Inspiration, and New Author. A minimum of five finalists are chosen in each category. Winners will be announced at the ECPA Awards Banquet on April 29, 2013 at the World Outreach Church in Nashville, TN.


What People Are Saying about Cradle My Heart:

―I want to recommend Kim Ketola‘s book Cradle My Heart to you. In working directly with the pro-life movement over the last few years, I have seen the incredible need for a book such as the one you hold in your hands. Through powerful, real stories, many of them from her own life, Kim graciously communicates the love and hope Jesus brings to hearts wounded by abortion. May God continue to bless and lead your ministry Kim! —Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress

―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, PhD, 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

―Kim Ketola‘s discerning creativity translates biblical stories into practical help for those struggling after abortion. Sharing her personal walk from shame to new life, she writes from the heart and offers hope, forgiveness, and help for strengthening faith in this awesome book! —Georgette Forney, Co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign

For more reviews visit the Amazon page.



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    Linda Schlueter

    July 13, 2012

    THANK YOU FOR STEPPING OUT and writing a book about this sensitive topic. I pray that hurting women will read it and will seek and receive healing from it. To God be the Glory!
    Your sister in Christ,

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      July 13, 2012

      Linda, so good to hear from you–thank you for your ministry too. Blessings..

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    July 14, 2012

    Kim: Thank you for writing this book. 6 years ago I emailed you my story and you encouraged me to find healing and forgiviness which I did through Conquerors (Linda as my leader 🙂 ) I now lead womens studies and womens ministry at my church which I never could have with feeling shamed and unforgiven. Thank you for your work, your honesty and your compassion!

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      July 14, 2012

      So good to know God’s healing has been made real in you! Thank you for letting me know.


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