The Ben Ripple:
Choosing to Live through Loss with Purpose
Word Alive Press 2011 Free Publishing Contest Winner (Non-Fiction).
On August 12, 2008, Lisa Elliott received the phone call that changed her life forever. It was from her husband, David, on his way to the hospital emergency with their 18-year-old son Ben who was subsequently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After a one year and one week valiant battle, Ben was promoted to his heavenly home. Throughout his life, but even throughout his death, Ben’s Christ-like attitude became an inspiration for thousands around the world who followed updates Lisa posted on a Facebook blog entitled, Prayer for Benjamin Elliott. It was appropriately re-titled, The Ben Ripple upon his death.
This is not just an ordinary “journal”, but a victorious and candid “journey” of one faith-filled mother who sought to use her story for the glory of God through her pain, loss and grief. It provides validation for those dealing with a family crisis, hope and inspiration for those who are grieving losses, and practical help for those desiring to come alongside those needing comfort.
Softcover Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 208
About the Author:
Lisa Elliott is a popular inspirational speaker whose ministry “Straight from the Heart” has impacted men and women at conferences, special events and retreats for over 20 years. Additionally she has served alongside her husband in pastoral ministry for over 25 years. She graduated from Ontario Bible College (Tyndale) in Toronto, Ontario with her Bachelor of Religious Education in 1985. Lisa is the mother of four children (three on earth and one now in heaven). She has told her story on live Christian radio and her article, "Grief in the Raw", was published in Just Between Us, Fall 2010. She has recently been invited as a guest on Crossroad Ministries’ 100 Huntley Street and Full Circle.