Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Letter's From My Father's Murderer: A Blog Tour and 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
—Craves freedom from the inability to forgive those who’ve caused them harm
—Wants to hear testimony of God’s power in our obedience
—Has experienced pain through other’s sin against them
—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.
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.
My Review:
This was one of the hardest, yet most rewarding books I have read this year. It is not just about the journey that a daughter takes after her father is murdered, and all that goes with that journey. It is about what forgiveness is and is not, and how important forgiveness is for all of us to give when its needed. Like Laurie said in the book, it is not about the details of her father's death, but about redemption and finding hope in Him, who carries us through our hardest of days and is the ultimate giver of forgiveness. I also love that the author reminds us that while we never will forget the wrongs made towards us, but we have to forgive in order to move on in our life and live it to the fullest, as God wants us to. I cried a number of times reading this emotional book and yet was filled with hope as I read each page. It was a well-written book, that will definitely allow for a lot of discussions about forgiveness and grace, perfect for recovery groups, small groups and even a book study. A must read by all and one that I truly enjoyed reading.
I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase Letter's from My Father's Murderer online through Amazon. You can also purchase it through your favorite local Christian bookseller from Kregel Publishers.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner**

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