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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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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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"
Beautiful and unexpected
I must admit that my prurient interest led me to purchase this book. Finally to get to hear an insiders version of te details of a horrific crime that touched all of our lives
Yes the book served up all of that but It also served two unexpected rewards for me. It was written beautifully and included a faith perspective that didnt feel preachy or hokey. It was touching and I have a profound respect for John Ramsey as a result
God bless him. Buy the book and I hope that you may feel the same
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!