Wednesday, April 13, 2016

REVIEW: Forgiving My Daughter's Killer

About the Book

Forgiveness has less to do with the person who harmed you than you think.

On March 28, 2010, Kate and Andy Grosmaire received two pieces of news that would change their lives forever.

The first was their worst nightmare: “Ann has been shot.”

The second was the dumbfounding addendum: “Conor was the one who shot her.”

Their nineteen-year-old daughter had been killed by her boyfriend, a young man who had lived with the family and had come to feel like part of it.

In a beautiful, tragic testament to the liberating power of forgiveness, Kate Grosmaire finally tells the whole story of her daughter’s death at the hand of her boyfriend—and the stunning, deliberate forgiveness and help that Kate and her husband offered to the young man who shattered their world. That forgiveness meant not only telling him face-to-face that they forgave him but even working to reduce the time he would spend behind bars.

Part memoir, part spiritual testimony, Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer is the story of a family whose faith was put to the ultimate test and so found the capacity to do far more than they could have thought or imagined.

My Review

Forgiving My Daughter's Killer is the sad, tragic yet inspiring and redemptive true story of Kate and Andy Grosmaire worst nightmare. The death of their nineteen year old Ann Grosmaire. In late March 2010, Kate and her husband Andy got a phone call that would change their lives forever. Ann has been shot and even more shocking was the person who shot her. It was Conor, Ann's boyfriend. Conor, the guy who lived in their home for a time, the guy who became a big part of their family. He had shot her. He killed her. But even in the tragedy of this entire event there is inspiration and redemption. Kate and Andy forgave Conor. They forgave the very person who took the life of their daughter. In a world and society that would say, "Crucify him", Andy and Kate knew this wouldn't bring their daughter back and they knew forgiveness is what Ann and God would want. They forgave Conor and even more they still love him. This is strength and faith that is an example to us all, Christian and Secular alike.

Forgiving My Daughter's Killer is a must read.

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