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Title Called to forgive : the Charleston church shooting, a victim's husband, and the path to healing and peace / Anthony B. Thompson with Denise George.
Author Thompson, Anthony B., author.
Publication Bloomington, Minnesota : Bethany House Publishers, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description 255 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 241.4 T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-255).
Summary "While the murder of his wife devastated Anthony Thompson, he and three other relatives of victims chose to privately and publicly forgive the shooter. Years later, the church and community still struggle to understand the family members' deliberate choice to forgive the racist murderer. But as Charlestonians have witnessed these incredible acts of forgiveness, something significant has happened to the community--black and white leaders and residents have united, coming together peaceably and even showing acts of selfless love. This book is the account of Anthony's wife's murder, the grief he experienced, and how and why he made the radical choice to forgive the killer. But beyond that, Anthony goes on to teach what forgiveness can and should look like in each of our lives--both personally, in our communities, and even in our nation. After much pain, reflection, and study, Thompson shares how true biblical love and mercy differ from the way these ideas are reflected in our culture.Be inspired by this remarkable story and discover how the difficult decision to forgive can become the key to radical change."
Contents The unthinkable tragedy -- The aftermath -- Dylann Storm roof: a homegrown American terrorist -- The decision -- A mighty long journey -- Missing Myra -- A community and nation react -- Honoring Myra's wishes -- The deadly dis-ease of un-forgiveness -- The path to healing and peace -- Epilogue: my letter to Dylann.
Subject Thompson, Anthony B. -- Family.
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.)
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) (OCoLC)fst01995219
Mass shootings -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Murder victims' families -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Hate crimes -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Forgiveness. (OCoLC)fst00932854
Hate crimes. (OCoLC)fst00951873
Mass shootings. (OCoLC)fst01923085
Murder victims' families. (OCoLC)fst01029816
South Carolina -- Charleston. (OCoLC)fst01204603
Addl. Author George, Denise, author.
ISBN 0764232983 (paperback) :
9780764232985 (paperback) :

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