He Heard Hannah

Posted: March 30th, 2012 | Filed under: life | 11 Comments »

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.”

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"He Heard Hannah"

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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. 



11 Comments on “He Heard Hannah”

  1. 1 Trisha said at 7:35 am on March 30th, 2012:

    I shared on facebook, guess I will have to get up my courage and read the book.

  2. 2 KairaB said at 7:51 am on March 30th, 2012:

    I have had this book on my list of potential book club reads. It looks like something we would enjoy. Do you think it is a book that opens the door for good discussion?

  3. 3 serenawoods said at 8:07 am on March 30th, 2012:

    Kaira, yes, I do think you would get a lot of discussion from the book. It's the same concept: God allowing a tragedy for His purposes, but it's not as much of an assault on the flesh nature because nobody sinned. It makes you question:

    How far God will go to save someone?
    How willing are you to carry a cross?
    How much of your life will you allow God to have?

  4. 4 Kaira said at 8:57 am on March 30th, 2012:

    Maybe we should try it and see if the response to a similar message is as offensive when sin is taken out of the picture. I'm interested to see how that plays out. I'm so glad you shared this book today – we've been trying to settle on a book for May. I still need to crack open The Shack before our next meeting.

  5. 5 Jamie Habermaas said at 8:58 am on March 30th, 2012:

    I tweeted it! I would love a copy of this book! 🙂
    My recent post Let the Games Begin!

  6. 6 chrissy said at 9:15 am on March 30th, 2012:

    Posted on Facebook…planning to read this next 🙂

  7. 7 Linda said at 9:21 am on March 30th, 2012:

    Thanks for doing this good review of my daughter's book. I love how she and Courtney have told their stories side by side…and how God receives the glory. God has certainly done a good work here, and I pray that many people will be encouraged through this book.

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  8. 8 Kaira said at 10:37 am on March 30th, 2012:

    I shared it on FB. 🙂

  9. 9 Julie said at 10:56 am on March 30th, 2012:

    Posted on FB and on Twitter…been looking for a good book to read…looks like I've found one!

  10. 10 Heather said at 9:47 pm on March 30th, 2012:

    I would love to read this story. I don't have a twitter account, but would love to be in the raffle 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  11. 11 serenawoods said at 11:39 pm on March 30th, 2012:

    Got it, Heather. 🙂