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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Captive by Ashley Smith review and giveaway!

The winner is Shaylin!!! Congratulations! Send me your address and I'll get this incredible book in the mail to you! (toosillysisters@cox.net)


My Thoughts:

Captive is the amazing, true story of two broken people- one is a mother (Ashley Smith) drowning in a drug-filled life after the death of her husband, the other is a man (Brian Nichols) on the run after allegedly killing 3 people. They are both born again Christians. Not quite the picture of your typical Sunday school members, right? But you know what, every one of us has struggles, secrets, regrets and sadness in our lives. Every. one. Thank goodness, through God's love, we can have the hope of forgiveness.

Captive is a very easy read. Ashley Smith shares her thoughts and memories with us as she relives the fateful night that Brian Nichols came into her life. Did God send him her way? I believe that He did. She was terrified, and rightfully so, while being held captive in her own home. Guns, pepper spray, utility cords, were all at her captor's disposal. Prayer and the presence of the Lord got her through this horrific ordeal, along with her honesty and frank conversation with Brian Nichols. She connected with him and I believe that God worked through her. The story is compelling, pule pounding and thought provoking. The beauty of the story is how God worked a miracle through two broken people that had almost given up on life.  I highly recommend this book and can't wait to see the movie!

**Would you like to read Captive? I'm giving away a copy of the book to one lucky reader! (Thanks, Propellor!) Leave a comment on this post and I'll randomly choose a winner on September 23rd!**
Overview
CAPTIVE, based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols - on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son - takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life. While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope.  

The movie stars David Oyelowo, who played Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the recent film, Selma.
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Paperback; 272 pages 

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AUDIO BOOK BYTE  (Audio excerpt from the audiobook format of CAPTIVE (chapter 1), read by the author, Ashley Smith.) 


*I was given this incredible book by FlyBy/Propellor Promotions in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. * 

3 comments:

sohamolina said...

I am very interested in reading this book.

Emily N. said...

I would love to read the book and watch this movie.

Shaylin S said...

This book sounds very good! Would love to read!