Many in our region know Jenny Hill, media specialist from St. Michael Elementary School. I am very happy to announce Jenny’s recent success in publishing; a memoir of her journey in living with cerebral palsy. The news release follows along with a local story by the Monticello Times . The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Congratulations Jenny, I simply could not be happier for you!
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WCCO EXCELLENT EDUCATOR AWARD WINNER PUBLISHES HER FIRST NOVEL
Jennifer Christine Hill is launching her new book, Walking with Tension on March 26th, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – March 10, 2014 – Jenny’s book, “Walking with Tension”, is more than a book. It is the journey of Jenny’s life with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a permanent, life-long condition with no known cure. Her brain is continually telling some of her muscles to contract. So instead of working together the muscles work against each other. During Jenny’s middle and high school years, her family attended a church that believed in miraculous intervention. She was frequently prayed over for
healing from cerebral palsy. After years of persistent prayer she never received her miracle and was instead left with what were some very big questions that she wrestled with for over a decade. Questions like:
- How can a good God hear the desperate cry of a little girl to be physically healed of an incurable condition—and say no?
- Where is God in the midst of our struggles?
- How do we respond in faith when God doesn’t seem to intervene on our behalf?
These questions and more are at the heart of “Walking with Tension”. It’s through prayer, counseling, and an understanding church family, that Jenny learns how to live with the tension of knowing that Christ is the Healer and she will walk with a limp for the rest of her life.
“There is an adage that goes ‘we all have a story and we long for someone to listen to it.’ That is true. I would add ‘…and some stories really must be heard.’ This is such a story….” Steven E Koop, MD, author of We Hold This Treasure
Jenny’s book, Walking with Tension, is currently available for sale in electronic and printed formats on amazon.com. She is officially launching her book with a signing event on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 at the Maple Grove, MN Community Center in rooms 110/112 from 5:30-7:30pm with readings at 6:00pm and 7:00pm. The event is private, however, media is welcome to attend.
About the Author: Jenny Hill (@Bibliophile84) has been recognized on WCCO TV for her work as an elementary school library media specialist. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. Jenny loves drinking strong coffee, reading good books, and savoring deep thoughts. You can find her blog online at walkingwithtension.com. Jenny lives in central Minnesota and is a member of Church of the Open Door. Walking with Tension is her first book.