Forgiveness is POSSIBLE even under impossible circumstances
June 29, 2015
Could you forgive the person who murdered your father and then become FRIENDS with that person? I doubt Laurie thought this would be possible, but through God's power, grace, and the Holy Spirit, that's exactly what happened.
I could hardly put Laurie's book down, every page turn lead closer to a relationship only God would reconcile. If you have ever had to offer forgiveness...or humbly receive forgiveness, Laurie and Tony's testimony is a MUST read. It would not only encourage your faith, but help you see things through God's eyes.
If you have believed its not possible to see any good come out of your past; if you are convinced that any good in your future would result in spite of your past, not as a result of it, you need to read "Letters from My Fathers Murderer" by Laurie Coombs. Let her story open up a world of hope, faith, and incredible, grace-filled possibilities.
Life changing perspective of God's greater purpose for lives
June 22, 2015
Im so excited to read this book after hearing Laurie speak and reading her blog. Her story is an incredible journey of deep sorrow, forgiveness, and redemption. Its one of God calling her to a place of healing after losing her father in a very personal way. Its one of God calling her to not consider herself and her pain alone, but also others that desperately need an extension of mercy and forgiveness. As you dive into Lauries story, youll feel God beckoning you too into the greater story of His grace and love for yourself and those around you. Youll gain or reaffirm a perspective of a God that asks us to lay aside our needs for His call to obedience, and youll find that your needs are met in a greater way than you can ever imagine as you say yes to Him.
I heard Laurie tell her story at a conference we both attended last summer; I also got to know her and it was immediately apparent she desires to go where God sends her...no matter what! This book gives a beautiful picture of the "no matter what". Laurie's words, written with clarity and passion, allow her readers to see the very heart of God. Forgiveness....a simple concept but a massively difficult practice for most of us. I did not want to put this book down until I got to the very last page...life got in the way of my doing that but it was a high priority to read all the way through.