Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Now You See Me, Kathy Sanders BOOK REVIEW

On April 19, 1995, Kathy Sanders' life was changed forever when a bomb exploded and destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, killing her two grandsons Chase and Colton.

For months, Kathy struggled with coping and wondered if the God she'd worshipped all her life even existed. After battling bitterness and contemplating suicide, she turned to the Lord and asked what He'd have her do. The answer was clear: Forgive your enemies.

Thus Kathy forged a friendship with Terry Nichols, one of the men convicted in the bombing, via phone conversations, letters, and even face-to-face meetings.

She also began searching for answers about what happened that fateful day in April and found opportunities to cultivate relationships with Nichols' children, mother, sister, wife, and ex-wife in separate turns. She demonstrated the same type of warmth to family members of Timothy McVeigh, the second man convicted of orchestrating the bombing. Her courageous efforts of extending compassion and grace gave her peace and removed the bitterness from her life.

With photos, interviews, and actual letters exchanged between Kathy and Terry Nichols, NOW YOU SEE ME tells the story of one woman who walked the road less traveled and forgave the unforgivable.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (April 8, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455526193
ISBN-13: 978-1455526192

Kathy Sanders quickly became the face for the media of the Oklahoma City Bombing because she was one of the first to arrive on the scene. As a painter, she uses art to capture life's important moments and touch people's lives. Kathy and her husband Tom reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. Between them they have six children and thirteen grandchildren.

  Now you see me by Kathy Sanders is a true account of how she lost her grandsons in the Oklahoma City bombing. She tells of how it happened, where she and her daughter were and what heartbreak they went through.
  I admire people who go through something like this and their faith in God grows stronger and they help others after they go through tragedy. She had many losses in a few years. Kathy's life has been riddled with heartache.
  Also Kathy talks about how she befriends those responsible for the bombing, one wouldn‘t have anything to do with her. One of the bombers and her started talking (letters, phone calls) she started that to get information and then God tells her she needs to forgive him. She also befriended the bombers sister and mother because they are victims also.
  I admire someone who sees past her own pain and loss to look at others and forgive them. I guess none of us really know if we can do that until it happens to us.
  I found this book extremely interesting and would highly recommend it for everyone.

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I received my free copy from Sarah Reck at Faith Words/HachetteBookGroup, for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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