Doesn’t this title just grab your attention? It grabbed mine. But, what convinced me to apply to review this book was the subtitle – A Journey of Forgiveness. And that is what this book is about. Forgiveness.
To say that I enjoyed this story is not exactly true. I would feel horrible saying that I enjoyed reading about something that was so painful and heart-rending as the murder of a family member. But, I did enjoy reading the culmination of letters and events that God orchestrated to bring both parties in this book to forgiveness and reconciliation.
The author did a great job of laying her heart bare on the page and explaining to the reader what life was really like for the adult daughter of a slain man. She also did an absolutely amazing job of showing the reader what it really means to lay it all down for God to take hold of.
This is a very interesting story and a very moving story. I felt that the author clearly showed the transformation of her heart, as well as the transformation of the heart of the man who killed her father. (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs sought justice and found it.
His murderer now serves two life sentences with no possibility of parole. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn’t control. After coming to faith, she realized she was being called to seek something infinitely more difficult than justice: forgiveness.
This is an extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God to change lives. The reader is swept along with Laurie as she undergoes the life-changing transformation of becoming a Christian. As she studies Scripture, seeing God redeeming losses and healing deep wounds time and time again, she starts to understand that her own healing would require her to love her enemy in a real, practical way.
Using her incredible correspondence with the man who killed her father, Laurie reveals a compelling journey of transformation, not only in her life, but in the lives of those whom many would call irredeemable.
Letters from My Father’s Murderer is for any audience Christian or secular who
-Needs to know healing is always possible
The real story here is not primarily about murder and its fallout, but rather about redemption and how far it can reach.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Laurie A. Coombs is a passionate writer and speaker on the issues of forgiveness, redemption, and the hope that is found in Jesus. Her story was featured in Billy Graham’s new film, Heaven. She is a featured writer and blogger for iBelieve and Crosswalk. Laurie and her husband, Travis, make their home in Nevada along with their two daughters.
Can God heal the deepest wounds and redeem what seems unredeemable? Laurie Coombs experiences God’s transforming and redemptive power in her new book, Letters from My Father’s Murderer. When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs and her family sought justice―and found it. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn’t control. It was the call to love and forgive her father’s murderer that set her, the murderer, and several other inmates on the journey that would truly change their lives forever.
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