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Dancing On My Ashes

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 Holly Snell (Wall) '97

Dancing On My Ashes, 2009

Dancing On My Ashes is a true story co-written by Heather Gilion and Holly Snell. The two authors take the reader through the journey of grieving the tragic deaths of their husbands, from wounded to dancing.

“It was only supposed to take a few hours to scout out a good canoe route. But when James Brill and Scott Nesbitt weren’t back in time for dinner, their wives, sisters Heather and Holly Wall, started to pray. They didn’t stop – even when the bodies of their beloved husbands turned up a day later in the rushing river. Dancing On My Ashes is a true story that details the painful passage of two young widows out of the ashes and into their dance with the Almighty God."

About the Authors:

Heather Gilion is passionate about women finding the love of their life – Jesus. She is a speaker, worship leader, and author. She lives in Ozark, Missouri with her husband, Dallas, and their precious sons, Noah and Zachariah.
Holly Snell (’97) and her husband, Aaron, live in the Dallas, Texas area. They lead worship, speak and share their story at churches, retreats and conferences. They have three children: Emma, Malachi and Ava. She is a speaker, writer and singer. 
Holly and Heather’s blog can be found at:


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