Item description for When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances by Carol Kent...
Overview Coping with her son's arrest and trial for first-degree murder, Kent opens her heart and shares ten priceless, transformational lessons on choosing hope over despair.
Publishers Description Carol and Gene Kent's son is in prison. When I Lay My Isaac Down tells their story and shares the transformational power principles they learned about forgiveness and faith. Dealing with her anger, grief, and shame, Carol could have given up. Instead she tells a highly personal, heartbreaking, and uplifting story that will bolster your faith. Includes discussion questions.
From Publishers Weekly When the phone call came at 12:35 a.m., a bleary-eyed Kent listened as her
husband passed on the unbelievable news that their son, a United States Naval
Academy graduate and Navy lieutenant, had shot and killed his wife's
ex-husband. During those first few hours after receiving the harrowing news,
major decisions, both legal and financial, needed to be made quickly. So
began the Kents' two-and-a-half-year journey that led to the trial, conviction
and sentencing of their son for first-degree murder. Kent (Tame Your Fears;
Becoming a Woman of Influence; Secret Longings of the Heart), whose position
as President of Speak Up Speaker Services made her the family's primary
breadwinner, had no option but to continue working and speaking throughout
this ordeal. She wondered if people would even want her as a speaker if they
knew she was the mother of a murderer. Using a biblical story from Genesis 22
where God asked Abraham to literally "lay down his Isaac" as a sacrifice and
then intervened at the last moment, Kent prayed for a similar miraculous
outcome for her son. She shares her story with a transparency and
vulnerability that readers will find both disarming and bracing. The Kent
family's ongoing fight against despair and hopelessness is fittingly paired
with their resolute faith in God's ability to transform even the most crushing
circumstances into something good. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.58" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576834743 ISBN13 9781576834749
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Kent
Carol Kent is a popular writer, an international speaker, and president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers bureau. Her many books include Tame Your Fears, Becoming a Woman of Influence, Mothers Have Angel Wings, and Secret Longings of the Heart."
Carol Kent currently resides in Port Huron. Carol Kent was born in 1947.
Carol Kent has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about When I Lay My Isaac Down (OP)?
Very thought provoking Oct 31, 2008
Carol Kent and her husband have gone through an extraordinary experience. None of us know when we might also be faced with such an ordeal. It will make you think. It will make you mad. It will make you wonder why. But, you will still believe in a faithful God at the end!
Revealing story Sep 8, 2008
This is a good story of a family struggle. Could be any of us, but for the same reasons, personal growth. The growth of the individual players in this drama are compelled to come to grips with their foundational beliefs and to then use that growth in their daily lives. Well written, but was read poorly on the CD. It needs work to muster through, but it was good.
Trust and obey Sep 5, 2008
I had expected more from this author. For me, the analogy got lost in the revelation of her personal struggle. I still highly recommend this book as it addresses such an important topic. We can let nothing deter our commitment to trust and follow, especially in our darkest hours. Our Isaacs come in many forms as do the rams in the brush, but God is constant.
Heart Wrenching Jul 29, 2008
Carol's book is heart wrenching. We have only one child also, and we have had to "lay our Isaac down" and trust that God will take care of our son. Reading Carol's book made me realize that I am powerless over some circumstances, but God is still in control. I have a feeling though, that this book would not be understood by those who are not Christian. The idea of trusting a God who would allow so much pain is hard for people to understand. I'm a Christian, and believing in a God who allows horrible circumstances in our lives is hard for even me to understand. Carol's book helped explain how we can still have faith while experiencing difficult times.
Grabs the heart. Jul 21, 2008
While Carol's experience is somewhat unique, her story and the application of the principles of faith to our own difficulties and disappointments in life, as well as others around us, is uplifting, encouraging and filled with hope. This book helps us to look outside of the dark and isolating closet we find ourselves in when an Issac experience enters our lives, or those around us, and see that we can carry on.