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In this powerful and inspirational true story, the 27-year-old widowed mother shares the little-known details of her traumatic ordeal, and expands on how her faith and the bestselling book, "The Purpose-Driven Life," helped her survive and bring the alleged killer's murderous rampage to a peaceful end.
Like her captor, Ashley Smith too, has faced darkness and despair. Yet even during the most desolate times of her life, she yearned for something better. Seeking a new life, she moved to Atlanta, got a job, enrolled in a medical assistant program, and was beginning to find her way to becoming the kind of mom she wanted her little six-year-old daughter to have. Then she was taken hostage.
Here is Ashley Smith's gripping account of how this nightmare scenario developed into a remarkable connection between a man wanted for multiple murders and a single mother struggling to make a fresh beginning from her checkered and tragic past.
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Publication Date: 2009
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Ashley Smith, a native of Augusta, Georgia lives with her family and six-year-old daughter, Paige, and is active in her church. Ashley believes that God led her through those dark hours with Brian Nichols and that she is called to tell us the highly publicized experience to help people everywhere find their purpose.Stacy Mattingly is co-author of Unlikely Angel with Ashley Smith; Prisoners of Hope: The Story of Our Captivity and Freedom in Afghanistan with Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer; and two books with Ruth Graham: In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart and Legacy of Love.
bev p.5 Stars Out Of 5What a blessing this story is.December 18, 2011bev p.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is an incredible story that has many lessons we can all benefit from. Although a hostage, the young woman felt God's presence and guidance throughout the ordeal and as a result, she found true freedom. Some small parts were repetitive, but she can't stress enough the miraculous way the whole situation played out. If the story were being told in fiction, everyone would say it's just too unbelievable. Many thanks to Ashley Smith and everyone who prayed for her and helped make this book a reality.