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The Other Side of Suffering

The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace

John Ramsey & Marie Chapian

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Description

The untold story of how John Ramsey survived unspeakable tragedy and learned to hope again.

Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all-wealthy, 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 book, 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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Feb 13, 2012 – Ramsey (The Death of Innocence), who along with his second wife, Patsy, was thrust into a media firestorm after the murder of their six-year old daughter, JonBenét, in 1996, writes a comprehensive memoir he refers to as his “untold faith journey.” Despite the titular indication that Ramsey has overcome his life’s tragedies, he spends a substantial amount of time rehashing claims regarding JonBenét’s murder. His persistence seems to indicate that he still feels compelled to explain himself, and perhaps he is not quite past the point of caring what other people think of him. While he is quick to draw similarities between his life and that of the biblical Job, his tendency to jump time frames makes it difficult to determine exactly when he went from being a superficial, immature Christian to a man of deep faith. On occasion, Ramsey, a businessman who served a stint in the military, disconcertingly speaks with unexplained authority regarding profiling child abusers and the use of medication for dealing with grief. Still, Ramsey’s reflections on other issues, including the death of an older child and Patsy’s losing battle with ovarian cancer, come from a place of obvious deep personal anguish.

Customer Reviews

The other side of suffering

The book reveals many aspects of the lives of those left behind when a love one dies. The hardships the family endured because of poor police work and the media's goal of making money is sad.
The lynch mob approach appears to be an aspect of our human nature and this family's sin of achieving@ "The American Dream"

Ms

Excellent, excellent, excellent! My faith has also been strengthened as a result of John's writings. I always believed in he and Patsy's innocence and it is so refreshing to get a glimpse from the family's perspective, as difficult and raw as it was. Easy read and great book!

The other side of suffering

What an incredible book! John Ramsey is truly a modern-day Job, and his faith in God is real. What a time of rejoicing it will be when the Ramsey's are united with Jesus for all Eternity!

The Other Side of Suffering
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Mar 14, 2012
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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