He Heard Hannah – Book Review
Does God use tragedy to draw us to Him? How can a person suffering devastating loss continue to praise God? When does physical death lead to new life? These are just a few of the questions two strangers find themselves grappling with in He Heard Hannah, an amazing but true story that Comfort Publishing is releasing on April 1, 2012.
He Heard Hannah masterfully weaves together the inspirational testimonies of two strangers whose lives are forever changed by Anna – a little girl with a congenital heart defect. The odd-numbered chapters are written by her mom, Lynnette Kraft, who has previously grieved the loss of two sons. The even-numbered chapters tell the story of Courtney Becker, a 911 dispatcher whose life intersects with Lynnette’s the day Anna’s heart stops beating. When Courtney mistakenly hears his daughter’s name, Hannah, on the 911 call, he becomes inextricably caught up in the drama that the Kraft family is experiencing. What happens next for both Lynnette and Courtney provides us with a seldom seen glimpse of how a provident and loving God miraculously works in the lives of His people.
He Heard Hannah is a beautiful story that shows how everyone’s life – no matter how brief – has meaning and purpose. Order your copy today – or enter my giveaway for your chance to win this book!
Author of He Heard Hannah
Lynnette Kraft is a home-schooling mom of six with a passion for life and a joy that defies her circumstances. As a Christian, her faith has been tested time and time again as she has suffered the loss of not one, but two sons. In He Heard Hannah, Lynnette finds her faith stretched to new limits when she learns that a third child – Anna Gabrielle – has a heart defect and her days are numbered.
Will Lynnette’s faith be deepened or crushed as she grapples with another devastating journey through the valley of death? How will she find the strength to bounce back from yet another crushing blow? How does Anna’s life – and loss – impact those around her?
You’ll find the answers to these questions and more as you read Lynnette’s story in the odd-numbered chapters of He Heard Hannah.
For more information about Lynnette, please visit:
He Heard Hannah
Courtney Becker is a 911 dispatcher who has battled insecurities and depression all of his life. Although he loves his wife and two children, he has always had difficulty achieving intimacy with others, and finds that the demands of his job have not made this task easier. As a result, he frequently withdraws from life by escaping into a fantasy world filled with rock music, computer games, and horror movies. Although he loosely considers himself Christian, God and church really aren’t a part of his life.
What happens when the music stops and worldly distractions are no longer enough to cover up his emotional pain? This is the situation Courtney finds himself in after a 911 call forever changes his life.
You won’t want to miss Courtney’s compelling testimony in the even-numbered chapters of He Heard Hannah.
For more information about Courtney, please visit Courtney on Facebook.
The He Heard Hannah Giveaway – 2 Prizes!
Would you like to win a copy of He Heard Hannah? I’m excited to offer two of my fabulous US followers a chance to win a copy of He Heard Hannah from Comfort Publishing!
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Disclosure Of Material Connection: I received this book from Comfort Publishing for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.