When God calls us to lay down the place, ministry or even the person we love most on the sacrificial altar, how will we respond? When her only son committed murder Carol Kent was forced to lay the person she valued most, or her "Isaac," in the hands of God. Fortunately, like Abraham before her, in the midst of her terrible sacrifice Carol encountered the God who loves her more than she loves her Isaac and she learned, little by little, to trust her Isaac to His caring hands. If you or someone you love is in the process of laying down an "Isaac," you will find Carol's heart-wrenching story and godly guidance absolutely indispensable.
ISBN: 9781615214419 ISBN-13: 9781615214419 Availability: In Stock
Carol and Gene Kent's son is in prison. When I Lay My Isaac Down tells their story and shares the transformational power principles they learned about forgiveness and faith.
Dealing with her anger, grief, and shame, Carol could have given up. Instead she tells a highly personal, heartbreaking, and uplifting story that will bolster your faith.
Includes discussion questions.
When the phone call came at 12:35 a.m., a bleary-eyed Kent listened as her
husband passed on the unbelievable news that their son, a United States Naval
Academy graduate and Navy lieutenant, had shot and killed his wife's
ex-husband. During those first few hours after receiving the harrowing news,
major decisions, both legal and financial, needed to be made quickly. So
began the Kents' two-and-a-half-year journey that led to the trial, conviction
and sentencing of their son for first-degree murder. Kent (Tame Your Fears;
Becoming a Woman of Influence; Secret Longings of the Heart), whose position
as President of Speak Up Speaker Services made her the family's primary
breadwinner, had no option but to continue working and speaking throughout
this ordeal. She wondered if people would even want her as a speaker if they
knew she was the mother of a murderer. Using a biblical story from Genesis 22
where God asked Abraham to literally "lay down his Isaac" as a sacrifice and
then intervened at the last moment, Kent prayed for a similar miraculous
outcome for her son. She shares her story with a transparency and
vulnerability that readers will find both disarming and bracing. The Kent
family's ongoing fight against despair and hopelessness is fittingly paired
with their resolute faith in God's ability to transform even the most crushing
circumstances into something good. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business