He Heard Hannah – Review & Giveaway

He Heard Hannah by Lynnette Kraft

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!

Lynnette Kraft

Lynnette Kraft, Author of He Heard Hannah

Lynnette Kraft
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:

Courtney Becker

Courtney Becker from He Heard Hannah

Courtney Becker
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!

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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!

To enter,  complete the Required Entry and then any Bonus Entries you desire. Please leave a SEPARATE COMMENT on this blog post for each entry you submit.  Include your Name, E-Mail and any requested data so that I can verify your entries and contact you in the event that you win!

1. Required Entry: Follow Create With Joy through Google Plus, Linky Followers or E-Mail Subscription, then leave a comment letting me know why you would like to win this book! Include your e-mail and the method/name you are following under for verification purposes.

2. Bonus Entry(s): Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or favorite forum and receive 1 bonus entry for each place you share, provided you submit a verifiable link with each entry!

3. Bonus Entry(s): Share this giveaway on Twitter using the tweet below! You can tweet up to three times a day. You will receive 1 entry per verified tweet.

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Additional Information

This giveaway closes on March 24, 2012. The winners will be chosen using a random number generator. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The winners will be contacted via e-mail and have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Once the winners have been verified, I will announce them on this blog. The prize sponsor, Comfort Publishing, is responsible for awarding the prizes.

This giveaway is open to all U.S. Create With Joy followers, ages 18 and over. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited by law. By submitting an entry, you are indicating that you have read and agree to these Official Rules.


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.

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  1. DogsMom says:

    I am a follower of yours. You are on my blogroll .
    This sounds like a heartbreaking book to read. I am curious if it would make me feel better about terrible things that happen, if I will understand there can be a purpose to them.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi DogsMom,

      Although the storyline is quite sad in places, there are lots of places where there is joy as well! The story actually spans a number of years so in my opinion the heartbreak is not dwelled on heavily the way it is in some books – although, of course, one cannot helped but be moved by what both Lynnette and Courtney experience.

      I think the book really does help one understand how there can be meaning and purpose in all things – it certainly rings true based on what I have experienced in my life.

      Best of luck in the giveaway! I’m so excited there will be two winners in this one! 🙂

  2. Thank you for the very nice review of He Heard Hannah. I am so glad you were blessed by the story and I think you did a wonderful job of sharing the story.


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks, Lynnette, for stopping by – your book was a blessing to me – I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your feedback!
      By the way, I listened to a clip of your son Jared’s song, Theme For He Heard Hannah, and it was just beautiful! I am looking forward to hearing the rest of The Fuse!

  3. Linda says:

    This was an excellent review. Thank you so much!

    Lynnette Kraft’s Mom

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much, Linda, for stopping by! I cannot imagine what it was like for you, as a mom, to see your daughter live through these events – but how excited you must be to see how everything has come together as part of God’s perfect plan! Your blog is beautiful – I look forward to reading more of it! 🙂

  4. Tracy says:

    I subscribe through E-mail. I would love to win a copy of He Heard Hannah because Lynette’s first book was a tremendous blessing to my family, and I am sure this one will be as well.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear Tracy,

      How exciting to hear that you read Lynnette’s first book – I know that you would enjoy this one as well! Thank you for subscribing to Create With Joy – I have entered you in the giveaway! 🙂

  5. LeslieLeslie Farmer says:

    I have signed up by email for updates on your blog. I always enjoy reading about fellow Christians and their journey to become closer with the Lord so i would love to win a copy of this book!

  6. Nicole R says:

    This book looks so inspiring! I lost my son when he was 3. I would love to read this! Thank you for the chance to win! I tweeted, will be sharing on my blog http://www.livinsober.com as well.

    Twitter handle: @g0t_bliss

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002077194704

  7. Heather Murphy says:

    That looks like a great book! I just stopped by as part of the BSN Bloghop

  8. I loved your review and I hope to win it. Jackie Paulson

  9. Vanessa says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  10. Sally says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Follow you through email, and still by google friends. Also follow you on twitter.
    Would love to read this book. I am always inspired to read how others deal with hardships and overcome difficulties in their lives. It always gives me renewed strength to deal with my own problems.

    Thank you so much for the great review and the chance to win.


  11. Evelyn says:

    I enjoyed your review of this book and would love to win it. I am signing up for email updates of your blog. I would also love to share this giveaway on my blog. I found you on the Its so Cheri blog hop and am now following you and would love a follow back:)

    My Turn (for us)


  12. Winifred says:

    Your Blog is lovely.
    I found you on Cheri’s Blog Hop Party… I am following you. Please follow me back.

  13. Shari says:

    I’m an FL follower as well as G+.
    I think my LF name is Shari.
    G+ is is Shari Gapp

  14. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    wonderful review! Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

  15. Charlotte says:

    This really sounds like a good book. Thank you for the good review.

  16. this looks like a book i would like to read because i am inspired by how people face challenges and how God works in their lives. i am not a US follower but i do have an address to send it to in case i win (i will be in the US come May) if you allow me to join.

  17. Mippy says:

    I am a new follower following via email. I am interested in this story as I find myself wondering what meaning *I* have in the world..what my purpose is and what can I possibly contribute.
    Thanks for the chance!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  18. Mippy says:

    I shared on FB

    Thanks for the chance!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  19. Mippy says:

    I tweeted!
    Thanks for the chance!
    ~Mippy 🙂
    bunnysmip (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  20. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Im a email subscriber to your blog. This sounds like such a interesting book.
    I would love to win a copy!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Kathy S says:

    Sounds like the kind of book I love to read. Thanks for the giveaway. Email subscriber.

  22. Kim says:

    This sounds like an amazing story. Thanks for bringing it to our attention and thanks for sharing at No Ordinary Blog Hop!

  23. Laurie Brown says:

    follow on Google+ and would love to win-I like to read all different genre

  24. Laurie Brown says:

    shared on google+ I was #3


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