Monday, April 6, 2009
My Son, John
In Review: Have you ever played the game "Worst Case Scenario"? I used to think I could have invented that game because I was the worst of trying to prepare for worst case scenarios. For some reason I thought if I planned it out in my mind I would handle it better. I was so wrong. Unfortunately, I have found out that there is just no way to train your emotions.
Liz Peterson definitely might have predicted the way she would have reacted when she found out that her mother had died, but when the officers who showed up at her door told her that she had been brutally murdered her world was turned upside down. Her life, her emotions and her reality as she had previously had known it felt like they had been thrown inside a washing machine as she was faced with the unreal knowledge that her own son, John, had committed this unbelievable act.
Some things in life just don't have a fairy tale ending, but with God all things can end in forgiveness. During this time of Easter, this was a beautiful reminder of grace, mercy and forgiveness.
Book Description: Murder. Could there be a more chilling word?
Could it be any more horrible than to have a loved one killed, brutally and heartlessly, without obvious reason or motive?
When Liz Peterson's elderly mother is found viciously beaten to death in her home, Liz and her husband, Charles, along with their grown son, John, and teenage daughter, Sarah, are horrified beyond words. Their previously predictable, respectable lives seem to have vanished without a trace, as they struggle to make sense of a senseless act.
And then a second blow-more devastating, if possible, than the first-rocks them to their core. John is arrested for his grandmother's murder. As what's left of the Peterson family begins to crumble under the weight of loss and accusation, the Petersons' longstanding Christian faith is put to the test in a way they could never have imagined, and unconditional love is stretched to its limits. Will family ties and relationships withstand such a crushing blow, or will evil succeed in dividing and conquering this once close and inseparable family?
Watch the chilling trailer!!
If you would like to read the first chapter of My Son, John, go HERE