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Murder By Family
May 3, 2009, 12:38 am
Filed under: CRoB Review, Non-Fiction Review

murder-by-familyMurder By Family
By: Kent Whitaker
ISBN: 9781416578130
Review by: Sarah Katie

One night after a celebratory dinner, Kent’s family was met at the door of their home by a gunman. After the grief of learning of his youngest son and wife’s deaths, he vows to forgive the man who took their lives. What he didn’t realize at the time, his surviving son was the man behind the crime, hiring his roommate to stage a murder/robbery.

Kent Whitaker writes a very heart wrenching and an amazing true story about a father’s love and the amazing forgiveness that comes with it. It wasn’t an easy journey for sure, but he has traveled down it, and is sharing his “Absalom” story with people around the U.S. This is a sad, sad book, and it’s taken me a long time to write down my thoughts because of this. It’s doesn’t have a happy ending. More than likely the end is not going to be happy but is going to be a long and sometimes dark road. But reading about  how his life has changed in the past couple of years has been rewarding and eye-opening. If one man can forgive his son with the extent he has, how much more has God forgiven us? I really believe this will touch a lot of people’s lives, and show people how far forgiveness can go. Many people will have a renewed sense of what it means to have faith in the face of hardship after reading Kent’s story.


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