Letters from My Father s Murderer

Letters from My Father s Murderer Author Laurie Coombs
ISBN-10 9780825442292
Year 2015-06-25
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Kregel Publications
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An extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God 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. This compelling story of transformation will touch the deepest wounds and show how God can redeem what seems unredeemable.

The Accidental Truth

The Accidental Truth Author Lauri Taylor
ISBN-10 9781590792742
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Lauri Taylor was just your average suburban PTA mom and marketing exec. Then tragedy struck. When her mother is found dead in Mexico, Lauri finds herself embarking on a journey of discovery. She strives to uncover the identity of her mother’s murderer while struggling against the unbearable guilt of having been powerless to prevent her murder—but what she finds isn’t what she was expecting. Lauri Taylor’s memoir The Accidental Truth: What my mother’s murder investigation taught me about life tells the true story of a woman’s quest as she seeks understanding and atonement. With the help of famed FBI profiler Candice DeLong, Lauri begins her transformation into a skilled and unrelenting investigator, earning the praise of even the most seasoned cold-case detectives. As she works to unearth the secrets buried in her mother’s life and death, key evidence comes to light and a shocking revelation unfolds. The Accidental Truth is a profound narrative of true crime, family bonds, and the grief of sudden death. Lauri Taylor’s achingly intimate story chronicles her personal journey as she empowers herself with truth, finds the courage and compassion to forgive her mother and herself, and eventually learns to let go.

The Shack

The Shack Author Wm Paul Young
ISBN-10 9781848940123
Year 2008-07-17
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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With 20 million copies sold worldwide THE SHACK is an international bestseller that explores life's toughest questions through the gripping story of one man's struggle to find answers to his suffering. Mack's youngest daughter, Missy, was abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, still trapped in his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack. Against his better judgement Mack arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon. What he finds there will change his life forever. THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question, 'Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?' Mack's experiences when he faces up to his darkest nightmares will astound you, and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. This is the kind of book you'll want to tell everyone about. Millions have discovered it already - now it's your turn. This film tie-in edition includes a new ten-page note from the author on his reflections and experiences of seeing The Shack brought to life on film.

After the Eclipse

After the Eclipse Author Sarah Perry
ISBN-10 9780544302211
Year 2017-09-26
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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"Stunning." —Entertainment Weekly | "Raw and perfect." —Laura Miller, Slate A fierce memoir of a mother’s murder, a daughter’s coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss, and her mission to know the woman who gave her life. When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal. But that brief moment of darkness ultimately foreshadowed a much larger one: two days later, Crystal was murdered in their home in rural Maine, just a few feet from Sarah’s bedroom. The killer escaped unseen; it would take the police twelve years to find him, time in which Sarah grew into adulthood, struggling with abandonment, police interrogations, and the effort of rebuilding her life when so much had been lost. Through it all she would dream of the eventual trial, a conviction—all her questions finally answered. But after the trial, Sarah’s questions only grew. She wanted to understand her mother’s life, not just her final hours, and so she began a personal investigation, one that drew her back to Maine, taking her deep into the abiding darkness of a small American town. Told in searing prose, After the Eclipse is a luminous memoir of uncomfortable truth and terrible beauty, an exquisite memorial for a mother stolen from her daughter, and a blazingly successful attempt to cast light on her life once more.

Golden Notes

Golden Notes Author Samuel Joeckel
ISBN-10 0692694188
Year 2016-05-26
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher
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When nine-year-old Cali Sky Braithwaite discovers an acoustic guitar mysteriously left in her bedroom closet, the muses descend, possessing her for the next fifteen years, tantalizing her with visions of a musical ideal. By 1980 disco was dead, punk had reared its pissed-off head, New Wave had washed ashore, and Cali Sky remained oblivious to it all, thanks to her protective parents. Until she meets Brodie, who knocks on her door one day with a self-assured smile and a Pee Chee folder adorned with the handwritten names of the latest countercultural bands. She teaches him how to play guitar, he introduces her to KROQ-FM and the musical underground spreading all around her parents' southern California home. Together they explore the possibilities of their instruments and the limits of friendship as they seek inspiration, rooted in Cali Sky's beauty-pained visions as well as her discoveries of the unexpected intersections between rock and roll and her parents' hidden past.

Forgiven

Forgiven Author Terri Roberts
ISBN-10 9781441229052
Year 2015-09-29
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Mother of Amish Schoolhouse Shooter Gives Message of Hope and Healing Who would have believed all the beauty God would create over the nine years since that awful day. On October 2, 2006, a gunman entered an Amish one-room schoolhouse, shooting ten girls, killing five, then finally taking his own life. This is his mother's story. Not only did she lose her precious son through suicide, but she also lost her understanding of him as an honorable man. Her community and the world experienced trauma that no family or community should ever have to face. But this is, surprisingly, a story of hope and joy--of God revealing his grace in unexpected places. Today Terri lives in harmony with the Amish and has built lasting relationships that go beyond what anyone could have thought possible. From the grace that the Amish showed Terri's family from day one, to the visits and ongoing care Terri has given to the victims and their families, no one could have foreseen the love and community that have been forged from the fires of tragedy. Let Terri's story inspire and encourage you as you discover the wonder of forgiveness and the power of God to bring beauty from ashes.

You Carried Me

You Carried Me Author Melissa Ohden
ISBN-10 0874867894
Year 2017
Pages
Language en
Publisher Plough Publishing House
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What happens when an abortion survivor finds her birth mother, who never knew her daughter was alive? Melissa Ohden is fourteen when she learns she is the survivor of a botched abortion. In this intimate memoir she details for the first time her search for her biological parents, and her own journey from anger and shame to faith and empowerment. After a decade-long search Melissa finally locates her birth father and writes to extend forgiveness, only to learn that he has died without answering her burning questions. Melissa becomes a mother herself in the very hospital where she was aborted. This experience transforms her attitude toward women who have had abortions, as does the miscarriage of her only son and the birth of a second daughter with complex health issues. But could anything prepare her for the day she finally meets her birth mother and hears her side of their story? This intensely personal story of love and redemption illumines the powerful bond between mother and child that can overcome all odds.

Shattered Silence

Shattered Silence Author Melissa G. Moore
ISBN-10 9781462125845
Year
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Language en
Publisher Cedar Fort
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For over a decade, Melissa kept her familyÕs shameful secret. Locked in silence, she felt her innocence slip away as she slowly uncovered the truth about her fatherÕs violent past. And she told no one . . . Until she realized she had a choice. She couldnÕt change the past. She couldnÕt go back and make amends for what her father had done. But she could step out of his shadow and into the light. She could shatter the silence that had kept her bound. In this unforgettable memoir, the daughter of the ÒHappy FaceÓ serial killer shares her poignant message of hope and the power of finding your own voice. Melissa has told her story on several national talk shows and as the host of the LMN television series Monster in My Family, and she continues to share in this updated edition of Shattered Silence, which features two new chapters. Uplifting and emotional, this book will inspire you to trust your intuition and speak out for truth as you face your own challenges and conquer your own obstacles.

The Face on the Milk Carton

The Face on the Milk Carton Author Caroline B. Cooney
ISBN-10 0307567508
Year 2009-07-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Laurel Leaf
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No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar--a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey--she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl--it was she. How could it possibly be true? Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really Janie's parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened? From the Paperback edition.

Mummy is a Killer

Mummy is a Killer Author Nikkia Roberson
ISBN-10 9781448148431
Year 2012-11-22
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'Why did you leave me? Why did you get messed up with all of those drugs? Why did you kill my brother and sister? Didn’t you love us enough?' Nikkia Roberson has been asking these questions for most of her life. But how else do you cope when your mentally ill mother has killed your little brother and sister by scalding them with boiling water? This is a harrowing true story of how one little girl endured the most tragic of childhoods. But it’s also the ultimate tale of forgiveness. Follow Nikkia on her heartbreaking journey, as she attempts to find answers and rekindle a relationship with her mother behind the gates of a secure psychiatric hospital. Deeply moving, Mummy is a Killer proves that love really is the strongest emotion of all.

Nurturing Healing Love

Nurturing Healing Love Author Scarlett Lewis
ISBN-10 1401945864
Year 2014-10-27
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Hay House
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The mother of one of the children killed in the Newtown massacre discusses how the tragedy led her to a path of promoting peace and forgiveness, and counsels readers on how to deal with the unimaginable in their own lives.

As the Leaves Kiss the Stream

As the Leaves Kiss the Stream Author Terry Barnes
ISBN-10 1632132508
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 122
Language en
Publisher Electio Publishing
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As the Leaves Kiss the Stream is a story about a father and his seventeen-year-old daughter. He is a missionary; she is a problem. Together they go camping and fly fishing in the Ozarks. Together they clash and argue. Then one cold, October morning as they fly fished beside the pure water of the stream, together they learned something about grace. For the tears of a father ... are as the tears of God ... that fall silently and caress the one beloved, much as the autumn leaves that gently fall and kiss the stream.

The Crying Tree

The Crying Tree Author Naseem Rakha
ISBN-10 076793220X
Year 2009-07-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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Irene and Nate Stanley are living a quiet and contented life with their two children, Bliss and Shep, on their family farm in southern Illinois when Nate suddenly announces he’s been offered a job as a deputy sheriff in Oregon. Irene fights her husband. She does not want to uproot her family and has deep misgivings about the move. Nevertheless, the family leaves, and they are just settling into their life in Oregon’s high desert when the unthinkable happens. Fifteen-year-old Shep is shot and killed during an apparent robbery in their home. The murderer, a young mechanic with a history of assault, robbery, and drug-related offenses, is caught and sentenced to death. Shep’s murder sends the Stanley family into a tailspin, with each member attempting to cope with the tragedy in his or her own way. Irene’s approach is to live, week after week, waiting for Daniel Robbin’s execution and the justice she feels she and her family deserve. Those weeks turn into months and then years. Ultimately, faced with a growing sense that Robbin’s death will not stop her pain, Irene takes the extraordinary and clandestine step of reaching out to her son’s killer. The two forge an unlikely connection that remains a secret from her family and friends. Years later, Irene receives the notice that she had craved for so long—Daniel Robbin has stopped his appeals and will be executed within a month. This announcement shakes the very core of the Stanley family. Irene, it turns out, isn’t the only one with a shocking secret to hide. As the execution date nears, the Stanleys must face difficult truths and find a way to come to terms with the past. Dramatic, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting, The Crying Tree is an unforgettable story of love and redemption, the unbreakable bonds of family, and the transformative power of forgiveness.

Choosing Mercy

Choosing Mercy Author Antoinette Bosco
ISBN-10 9781570753589
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher Orbis Books
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In telling her dramatic journey from grief to forgiveness, Bosco presents compelling arguments to why the death penalty does not work and morally is wrong. "Choosing Mercy" is timely, gut-honest, and inspiring.

My Mother s Kitchen

My Mother s Kitchen Author Peter Gethers
ISBN-10 9781250120656
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
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My Mother's Kitchen is a funny, moving memoir about a son’s discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn’t really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother’s friends and loved ones to the table one last time. The daughter of a restaurateur—the restaurant was New York’s legendary Ratner’s—Judy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child. In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son: Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals, and he can ask questions about her colorful past, while learning her kitchen secrets. Gradually his ambition becomes manifest: he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her. With his trademark wit and knowing eye, Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us—they can nourish our souls.