|SAINT PAUL — Kim Ketola, formerly known as Kim Jeffries, recently wrote the book “Cradle My Heart: Finding God’s Love After Abortion.” Ketola is familiar to many in the Twin Cities because of her broadcasting career, which included stints at CBC WCCO News/talk Radio, WCCO-TV, KS95 Radio, KTIS and the Faith Radio Network.
“Cradle My Heart,” published by Kregel, covers her ministry with Ruth Graham and Friends Conferences from 2007 – 2010 and also includes her experiences as a peer counselor and lay ministry leader. Ketola has also organized and presented at conferences that deal with healing after abortion.
In “Cradle My Heart,” Ketola tells her own story and the story of 10 other women. Topics and chapters include “Face God”; “Discover what the Bible says about abortion”; “Repent and accept God’s love”; “Grieve and find an end to sorrow”; and “Regain confidence to serve,” among several others.
The appendix also includes resources and a study and discussion guide.
According to a press release, Ketola writes: “Jesus has paid the penalty for abortion and holds our child in heaven. Our eternal life with Him and with them is now and forever secure … He has always been there to cradle your heart. And He remains there to grant you peace.”
As a ministry leader, Ketola has focused on God’s hope and healing.
“The story I’ve told in all these places is that God’s love has healed my heart,” she wrote on her website. “His mercy and grace have served as soothing medicine after fatal mistakes of my own making. I truly believe the story of His love will actually heal our wounded world. That is my true mission as I pursue a vision of giving voice to God’s love.”
ACTIONPOINT: Kim Ketola will sign copies of her new book “Cradle My Heart: Finding God’s Love After Abortion” on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 4:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Chapel at the Minnesota State Fair. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Crossroads Chapel. In addition, Ketola will also sign books and host a discussion at the Barnes and Noble Har Mar in Roseville at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Proceeds will benefit New Life Family Services. For more information about Ketola, her new book and her ministry, visit www.kimketola.com.