This is the tragic story of Kent Whitaker's heart-wrenching journey toward forgiveness and faith after the brutal murder of his wife and one of his sons.
Straight from the headlines comes an incredible true story of a son's treachery. For the first time, readers are offered inside access to the emotional drama that went on behind the scenes. At the core is the remarkable healing power of forgiveness, demonstrated by Kent Whitaker, which shows how the survivors of such atrocious events can still forgive those who have permanently damaged their lives.
One evening, the Whitaker family returned home after dinner, celebrating a son's impending graduation from college. On opening the front door, they faced a gunman lying in wait. The gunman opened fire, instantly killing the younger son and Kent's wife, leaving Kent and his older son lying wounded until police and ambulances arrived. While recovering in the hospital, Kent resolved in his heart to forgive whoever was responsible for the deaths of his wife and son.
Over the next few weeks, it was discovered that the whole murder plot had been orchestrated by the surviving son -- whom Kent had unknowingly forgiven. After a trial that resulted in a death sentence for his son, Kent emerged from this harrowing ordeal to share their astonishing journey toward forgiveness and redemption.
Kent Whitaker is an amazing and inspiring person (not to mention a really compelling writer). I resisted reading this book, thinking it would be preachy and depressing, but instead it was an inspiring, honest, & fascinating story about horrific betrayal and a courageous level of forgiveness. This book has inspired me in so many ways. I highly recommend it to those going through grief.
I am amazed at Kent's unwavering faith. If I ever hit such a horrific time in my life I pray that I as as strong as Kent.
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As One Person Put It,"This Man May Possibly Be,THE FIRST TRUE CHRISTIAN I HAVE EVER MET" Amazing Story of a Brave Christian Man. Truly I Have "NO" Problems. God and Faith Will Change Doubters Minds About Forgiveness!