When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs sought justice---and
found it. His murderer now serves two life sentences with no possibility
of parole. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie
found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she
couldn't control. After coming to faith, she realized she was being
called to seek something infinitely more difficult than justice:
This is an extraordinary true story of grace, mercy,
and the redemptive power of God to change lives. The reader is swept
along with Laurie as she undergoes the life-changing transformation; of
becoming a Christian and begins to discover God redeeming losses and
healing deep wounds time and time again in Scripture. When she starts to
understand that her own healing would require her to love her enemy in a
real, practical way, it seemed impossible.
Using her incredible
correspondence with the man who killed her father, Laurie reveals a
compelling journey of transformation, not only in her life, but in the
lives of those whom many would call irredeemable.
Letters from My Father's Murderer is for any audience---Christian or secular---who:
- Craves freedom from the inability to forgive those who've caused them harm
- Wants to hear testimony of God's power in our obedience
- Has experienced pain through other's sin against them
- Needs to know healing is always possible
The real story here is not primarily about murder and its fallout, but rather about redemption and how far it can reach.