The untold story of how John Ramsey survived unspeakable tragedy and learned to hope again.
Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all - wealth, social position, a loving family. And like Job, Ramsey was destined for great affliction, as many of the most precious things in his life were cruelly taken from him.
First came the death of his eldest daughter in a car accident in 1992. Then, four years later, his beloved six-year-old, JonBenét, was murdered; Ramsey was the one who discovered her body, concealed in the basement of his family's home. The case drew international media attention, and - compounding Ramsey's woe - suspicion unfairly focused on Ramsey and his wife, Patsy. Although they were ultimately cleared of any connection with the crime, Ramsey's sorrows did not end. In 2006, Patsy died, at 49, of ovarian cancer.
In this remarkable audiobook, Ramsey reveals how he was sustained by faith during the long period of spiritual darkness, and he offers hope and encouragement to others who suffer tragedy and injustice.
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"This is a story that needed to be told"
This is a moving book, all the more so since John Ramsey narrated it himself. It is simply excellent.
This book tells the inside story of the famous JonBenet Ramsey case, and it was fascinating. It was also important to learn that Patsy Ramsey was nothing like the character that the media reported at the time ... and I believe the true villains in this tragic story are the Boulder Police and the national media, particularly CNN and CNN Headline News.
It was heartfelt and honest.
"Awesome and inspirational book"
John's faith was inspirational
Despite incredible sad events, John never lost his faith.
His voice portrayed the sadness, grief, loss, and desperation.
I often wondered how he put one foot in front of the other and continued to live. I was amazed at how many awful events he endured in his life but continued to believe God would not forsake him.
May God's peace be with the Ramsey family.
The book explains some about the Jon Benet murder, and what his family went through regarding the legal issues and the media. However, much of the book is about how John Ramsey recovered from the loss of 2 daughters and his wife. This is a very inspiring book, and and I thought it was a great book to listen to.
"Excellent read for anyone who has lost a child"
"Love" is not an appropriate verb describing this book. It describes in a heart felt way of John's anguish through the process of loosing his daughter, the false pre-disposition that he and/or his wife were responsible for her death.
This book compares with the also excellent book by Pam Morgan "I Stand" because it shows individuals of faith being drawn to a deeper faith when God doesn't do the things they expect Him to do.
I'd watched John Ramsey of the Mike Huckabee program and thought he did an excellent job of briefly relating the story.
I was moved many times during the book. Each time when they realized the police were only targeting them rather than actively looking for the subject, especially moved me.
"Story of Faith."
It is awesome to hear the actual author tell the story.
The first 1/3 at least is heartbreaking.
John Ramsey is great but I relate to his late wife. I loved the line about people paying to see excess in the Christmas decorating. Yes, she was confident and correct in giving them what they paid to see.
Enjoyed hearing another side of this case. Enlightening as to how John Ramsey has used his faith to get through this life shattering event.
"Beautiful and moving book from father of Jon Benet"
Absolutely! The knowledge of suffering revealed by author is astounding!
Author, narrator, because he lived the story.
"We lived it with John"
probably not- We remember it when it happened but liked John's view point
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