Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CAPTIVE book review


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.

Sharing from my heart:
We're all created for a purpose but sometimes we don't find our purpose until later in life or after we've been through some type of struggle.  I know my purpose is to help others adopt, after 8 years of struggling with infertility my husband and I adopted both of our amazing children from South Korea.
If I hadn't lived that heartache and pain I wouldn't have been able to talk to others that are going through fertility issues or sing the praises of how adoption has changed our lives.
  Ashley Smith has a story about life, death, drugs, loss and courage that you won't want to miss.  Without walking that rough patch she wouldn't have been able to talk to Nichols and get through being held captive and share her incredible story with all of us.  This book was AMAZING and was such an inspiring story about redemption and faith!  A must read for everyone, it doesn't matter what you're going through in life.  We all have something that we struggle with and this book encourages you to follow your purpose and find what your purpose is in life.  I'm excited to see the movie that comes out on Sept 18th, 2015 and share a book give away with all of my readers.

I also want to encourage all of you to share your own purpose story at and also on social media with the hashtag #FollowYourPurpose.


AUDIO BOOK BYTE  (Audio excerpt from the audiobook format of CAPTIVE (chapter 1), read by the author, Ashley Smith.) 
You can enter to possibly win your own copy of the book CAPTIVE by filling out the Rafflecopter giveaway below.

Thanks for reading,
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