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A few years ago I read (and reviewed) a book called Etched Upon My Heart by Jill Kelly, wife of Jim Kelly of Buffalo Bills fame. It was such a well-written, precious book for women. When I saw that Jim & Jill’s oldest daughter, Erin, had written a book as well, I was very interested to see it.
About the Book
Do not let the title Kelly Tough fool you. This is not a “be all you can be, no pain–no gain” story. Toughness is overrated. And being Kelly Tough, well, you are about to find out what that really means and why it just might matter to you.
Kelly Tough is a story of love and hope: a love between a father and a daughter—Buffalo Bill’s former quarterback, Jim Kelly, and his oldest daughter Erin. Erin shares a deeply personal account of the love a family can have for each other during the darkest times, and a greater love that a heavenly Father has for you.
Whatever circumstance or heartbreak you find yourself overwhelmed by right now, it is not the end of the story. In fact, it just might be one of the greatest chapters as you, like the Kelly’s, find strength in weakness, hope in the midst of heartache, and joy in spite of suffering.
About the Author(s)
Erin Kelly is the oldest daughter of Jim and Jill Kelly. She has always had a passion for writing, journaling, and sharing her faith. A sought-after speaker to young women, Erin has co-authored 5 books with her sister, Camryn. She attends Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Jill Kelly is the wife of retired Buffalo Bills Quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. She is a speaker and the author of several books including the New York Times bestseller Without A Word. She and Jim live in Buffalo with their daughters.
Heidi Says . . .
I really, really enjoyed this book. Erin is wise beyond her years and it shows in her writing. Kelly Tough is very well-written. I appreciated the close, personal glimpse into the life of the Kelly family. They have endured so much over the past several years – from the life and loss of their son/brother Hunter (who suffered from Krabbe) and Jim’s bout with oral cancer.
It is clear to see that Erin cares very deeply for her family. The sibling love that she had (and still has) for her brother is so heartwarming. And her close relationship with her dad is so refreshing in this day and age. We don’t see enough of that.
Through all their struggles and hardships, the Kelly family perseveres. They call it “Kelly Tough” and a lot of their strength comes from God – and they give Him full glory and credit.
I read every single page of this non-fiction book, and would highly recommend it.
To learn more about the Kelly family and their foundation to support families dealing with Krabbe and other Leukodystrophies, visit Hunter’s Hope.
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