Post submitted by Kristan Gray.
On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Kristan Gray is speaking at the Iowa Right to Life’s Midwest March for Life, to share her personal story of finding air to breathe again after having an abortion. The event takes place on Saturday, Jan. 17 in Des Moines. (http://www.iowartl.org/)
SHENANDOAH, Iowa –January of 2015 marks the 42nd anniversary of the landmark ruling, which legalized abortion in the United States. Since then, more and more women are opening up about their experiences. In her new memoir “No One Could Know” (published by WestBow Press), author Kristan Gray reaches out to other post-abortive women through her thought-provoking and often witty narrative about her own abortion, and the healing she found in God.
“I want the other 56 million post-abortive women to know the same gentle and compassionate healing God brought to my heart when I trusted in Him,” Gray passionately writes, “and to possibly prevent anyone else from experiencing what I did.”
In 1983, Gray was a teenager, brightly optimistic about her future, but with one positive pregnancy test her future became unsteady. She decided to go through with an abortion and afterwards began to show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Less than a year later, Gray was raped by a friend, sending her into a downward spiral of eating disorders and bouts of depression. Gray turned to God for guidance and, through his mercy and love, was able to make a full recovery.
Gray brings brutal honesty to a personal topic and manages to find humor in even the darkest places. Her candid approach is sure to resonate with other readers dealing with the aftershock of an abortion, offering them comfort, support and healing.
About the Author: Kristan Gray works as a columnist and staff writer at The Bellevue Leader in Bellevue, Neb. Gray is also known around the southwest Iowa region as a former radio news anchor. From 1988 to 1993, she served as an actress in the TV show Fire by Nite, a Christian program that followed a Saturday Night Live-style variety format and aired on TBN.
My chest tightened and my heart hurt as Kristan shared her life experiences—the choices, the consequences, and the salvation. No One Could Know is a book that I will share with my daughter. It is a beautiful work of literature that will facilitate many discussions and, I hope, inspire others to carefully consider their life choices.
—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst
No One Could Know will drive you to not only reflect on the choices the author made, it will also encompass a motive for you to reflect on the things that you have gone through in your own life. The courage Kristan shows in sharing her heart in this autobiography is truly admirable. As a longtime friend dating back to our childhood, she truly encapsulated the secret, for as close as we were, even I did not know.
—Kim Carpenter, Author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Book, The Vow
No One Could Know is the true, heart-breaking story of love, pregnancy, abortion, guilt, religious cover up, and the power of God’s truth, mercy, forgiveness, and freedom. This is a must read for every student, mom, dad, and Christian leader, as well as those who have experienced the guilt and shame of a past abortion.
—Beth Jones, Author and Cofounder of Valley Family Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
“No One Could Know”
By Kristan Gray
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781490820248
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781490820255
E-Book | 170 pages | ISBN 9781490820262
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and at KristanGray.com
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