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Elaine R Kelly Author of the historical Christian fiction Forgotten Followers (from Broken to Bold). It is an inspirational and empowering book showing how women in the bible overcome abuse, racism, and inequality and learn to speak and act boldly. 

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FORGOTTEN FOLLOWERS (FROM BROKEN TO BOLD SERIES BOOK #1) 

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Forgotten Followers (From Broken to Bold Book One) tells the story of Mara, broken by abuse and Joanna broken by racism. Both become empowered to speak and act boldly.

After years of submission, Mara is afraid and unsure about everything—especially her nephew, Jesus. Then he is chased off a cliff, and Mara is forced into the unknown. At the same time, Joanna grapples with hiding her mixed-race heritage or losing her family and community. Despite trauma, abuse, racism, and inequality, they join other women following Jesus. Will Jesus’s opposition to the establishment endanger their lives?

Forgotten Followers brings love and encouragement to anyone who has felt alone, rejected, or simply out of place. Instead of dismissing women of the Gospels as unimportant, author Elaine Ricker Kelly lifts them up as empowered and vibrant characters. Whether evangelical, exvangelical, atheist, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, deconstructing or doubting, readers can find themselves in this historical fiction, the first novel in her Broken to Bold series.

​​Elaine Kelly weaves together characters and stories of the Bible with research, interpretation, history, tradition, and imagination, using conversational language and avoiding religious words.  It is a provocative story showing women called by Jesus to be leaders and teachers, encouraging today's women and challenging today's patriarchy. 

May this story encourage you to be your best self, and to do all that God created you to do.  ​

Details of the twelve women disciples of the novel are here.

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GIVE SMART:  HOW TO MAKE A DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE WITH YOUR DONATION DOLLAR

2008

Elaine R Kelly Authored this book to show financial planning strategies for charitable giving in a fictional story. 

Canadians interested in donating to charities look for ways to give with their heart and to give smart. 

Through a story of a woman considering her own giving options, Elaine R. Kelly guides readers through the maze of strategies and tax or estate implications to show how Canadians can achieve dramatic value for their charitable dollar. 

"A useful resource to give to anyone who may be considering a major donation." - Brad Giroux, Estate Planning Specialist

"Give Smart is alive with real-life discussions about the experiences and decisions in being a donor.  Kelly takes the reader along a witty journey of investment and tax savvy."  - Alastair Davis, CEO, Habitat for Humanity Niagara

"Creative and comprehensive, Ms. Kelly's book is a great guide for any donor considering return on their investment, and providing clarity on the many giving opportunities available to donors today." - Frances Hallworth, Executive Director, United Way of St Catharines & District

"the concepts remain the same and Elaine Kelly explains them simply.  We often refer to the appendixes which I'm sure many people find very helpful."- A 2021 reader's email