Saturday, October 9, 2010

Giveaway! Without a Word By Jill Kelly, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill

Without A Word: How a Boy's Unspoken Love Changed Everything is a riveting memoir that blends remarkable achievement with passion, sacrifice, love, pain, and human interest. It takes the reader into the lives of a celebrity couple, Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, and his wife, Jill, to reveal the Kelly family's private struggle and how seven years with their severely disabled, terminally ill son, Hunter, unfolded in a redemptive and transforming manner.

The light of Hunter's love through his brief and silent life shone into the shadowed corners of Jill and Jim's lives resulting in Jill believing that Jesus Christ was authentic, her learning to forgive Jim of past indiscretions, and finally resulting in Jim's seeking and finding God.


My Review:
My husband, an avid football fan, spotted this book written by the wife of quarterback Jim Kelly. He read a page and declared, "Oh, it's a sad book." But he was wrong. Although this memoir is about a sad occurrence, it is not a sad read, but rather a book of hope, promise, and forgiveness. The author shares how she was able to overcome the impossible tragedy of watching her sick child's struggles by trusting in Jesus. This is a book of encouragement.

Hunter, the son of Jill and Jim Kelly taught those around him how to love.

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In addition to furnishing me my review copy, the generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • Leave your email address in code in your comment.
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST November 12th and pick the winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from a winner within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.

Example of email in code: you[at]yourmail[dot]com


13 comments:

Deborah said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I love true stories of people who overcome triels and come through victorious! Enter me please!

Bitterroot Mama said...

Hi! I want to enter to win!! I just found your blogs and really enjoy them. Thanks for the giveaway. Contact me at debittergroot [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

LV said...

Sounds like a very good book. I love both those starts. Include me in the giveaway.

Charlotte said...

Wow, this sounds like a book I would really like yo read. charlotte71 [at] cox [dot] net. I think of you often and realize I haven't been around in awhile. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Now to check out your recent posts.
Did you see where my daughter and I are going on a Girls Get-A-Way Cruise with Karen Kingsbury this week? So many things to get done before I go.
Hugs,
Charlotte

sara said...

well, Sally, I am 3 for 3. I would enjoy all these books!!!

sarawbowyerATmsnDOTcom

Cathy said...

That sounds like a very good book too, Sally. cathyls7(at))gmail(dot)com

bj said...

OH, please add my name to the hat..and if I should win, please send it to LV.
bjconklin@xanadoo.com

Thanks for all these chances to win a good book, Sally.
xo bj

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

A very timely topic! Please include me in the giveaway. Many thanks! Susan at myplacetoyours@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I would love to win this book.
Thanks for adding my name.
moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

BTW, I like your `You Don't Say?` award

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

thanks for this opportunity!
blstef1 at mts dot net
glad you have time to read for us!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Please include me too! valeriebircher[at]yahoo[dot]com

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

HUGE THx Sally!
loved the win! appreciatively surprised at your email announcement!

Michelle said...

Thanks Sally!!
I am sure I'll enjoy the book.