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ReTested: The Story of a Post-Abortive Woman Called to Change the Conversation
by Cheryl Krichbaum

International Book Awards Finalist

Finalist in the Religion: Christian Inspirational category of the 2020 International Book Awards

I lost to the Pope!

Author Academy Awards Finalist

Finalist in the Memoir category for the 2019 Author Academy Awards

Cheryl saw her sister struggle with mental illness. Feeling neglected as her parents shifted their focus from her to her sister, Cheryl found love elsewhere.

Pregnant and 17, Cheryl thought abortion was the logical choice.

After 14 years of "living" like the walking dead, Cheryl had a loving encounter with Jesus Christ. Realizing her sin, she blamed everyone else for her abortion, but once she accepted responsibility, she felt God's forgiveness.

Cheryl told her story a few times to large church groups but felt like she got the Christian cold shoulder, so she went silent for many years—until she was on her first mission trip. Then she had to decide whether to accept God's call to change the abortion conversation.

But her tests weren't over. Her beloved brother, also stricken with mental illness, disappeared.

Tested and retested and ReTested again!

How will Cheryl respond this time?

And how does she think the abortion conversation needs to change?

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Endorsements of ReTested

Abby Johnson says...

“You just don’t know what people have encountered in life until you walk in their shoes. Cheryl’s raw memoir gives you a walk in the shoes of an abortion-minded woman both before and after crisis.”

Abby Johnson is the author of Unplanned and the founder of And Then There Were None.

Kim Ketola says...

“Abortion affects all of us whether we know it or not. ReTested provides much-needed insight into the pro-choice mindset and the pressures women face before having their choices dictated to them. A compelling memoir that demonstrates how suffering neglect often causes women to dehumanize their own children in the abortion decision. But more, in ReTested there is hope and redemption and grace.”

Kim Ketola is a broadcaster, writer, speaker, and the author of Cradle My Heart

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