I had the privilege of being asked to consider endorsing a book. It was a first for me and I wondered what would happen if I didn’t like the book.
When I read the title and the description, I already knew the story would be good. “He Heard Hannah” is a book about God using tragedy to do something amazing. People have a hard time believing that God could cause or allow pain for His purposes. But, He does.
Lynnette Kraft tells the story of the night her baby girl, Anna, died. They called 911 and the dispatcher, Courtney Becker, gathered the information. When they said their daughter’s name, he heard ‘Hannah’, which is his daughter’s name, and that mistake ended up saving his life.
Lynnette’s writing style is so comfortable you can forget you’re reading. You can hear her voice and catch her sense of humor. She makes you feel like you’re friends. She pulls you in and unthreads this story that breaks your heart and then this other story, Courtney’s, that is inspiring.
She’s refreshing because she doesn’t dumb down her pain. You can tell she is that friend who can always make you laugh, so when she tells you where it hurts, it’s heart breaking. It’s the stuff bonds are made of.
With this story, it’s easy to see God’s handiwork. Lynnette watched her baby girl die and God gave her the gift of letting her know why.
In the life of a Christian, we know that God has a purpose for everything. But when the pain is crushing in on you, it’s a fight of faith to trust that.
So, comes my official endorsement:
“Every so often, God pulls the curtain aside and rewards your faith with evidence. “He Heard Hannah” is a view through the veil.”
Win a copy of “He Heard Hannah” by leaving a comment letting me know that you shared this post on Twitter and/or facebook. You have until noon tomorrow. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday at 1:30 pm.
Congratulations, Kaira Butler. 🙂 Please email me your mailing address and we’ll get a book out to you.