What does it mean to be “Kelly tough?” It is not the typical “no pain—no gain” kind of tough, it is a special kind of strength. In the book Kelly Tough: Live Courageously By Faith, Erin Kelly explains what it means through her father-daughter story of love and hope.
Erin is the oldest daughter of former NFL great, Jim Kelly and his wife Jill. She has always had a passion for writing, journaling and sharing her faith. A sought-after speaker to young women, Erin has co-authored five books with her sister, Camryn. She studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
In Erin’s book, she shares her personal testimony to how love of a family and of the Lord can bring hope through the darkest times, focusing on her cherished relationship with her dad. Erin discloses private struggles of the Kelly family and how they endured the pain of losing a family member and battling Jim’s cancer, and how they found strength, hope and joy in the midst of it all.
Jim Kelly is an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, who in 11 seasons in Buffalo, led the Bills to the playoffs eight times, including four Super Bowls. In September of 1997, three months after their infant son, Hunter, was diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy, and inherited fatal nervous system disease, Jim and Jill founded the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, a nonprofit committed to giving hope through educations and awareness, research, and family care for Krabbe Disease and related leukodystrophies.
Join us as we welcome Erin Kelly on March 5 to the Billy Graham Library. She will sign copies of her New York Times best seller, Kelly Tough, which she wrote with her mom, Jill. Jim and Jill will also be in attendance to sign the book.
The Kelly’s will sign copies of her book and greet guests at the Billy Graham Library on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Books will be available for purchase in Ruth’s Attic bookstore, or you may bring your own. There is a limit of two items per person, one of which must be a copy of Kelly Tough. Please call the Billy Graham Library at (704) 401-3200 with any questions.