Saturday, June 27, 2015
Letters From My Father's Murderer (Review)
This review is for the book "Letters From My Father's Murderer" by Laurie A. Coombs. This book was absolutely unlike any other book I have read in my life.
When Laurie's father was murdered, her father's killer was punished by life in prison. But Laurie was still full of anger and bitterness. She knew she was supposed to somehow forgive this man who murdered her father, so she wrote him and requested visitation rights. She was denied those rights by the prison, but her communication with Anthony did not stop. She was completely open and honest about her feelings towards him. She knew God was calling her to forgive Anthony but she did not know how she could get to that point. She also allowed Anthony to tell his side of the story from the night that her father was murdered.
The journey of their relationship is intriguing and fascinating. It is pretty unbelievable. Both of them go through the feelings of anger, shame, and confusion, but they both have their faith in God to lean on while they are sifting through all their feelings. I highly recommend this read.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.