When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances
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.
(My ex-husband is serving a 40-year prison sentence for committing a heinous crime against one of our children. He has just completed his 6th year.)
Aside from the publicity and popularity in some Christian circles, Jason Kent's trial was fairly typical. His trial (and events leading up to the trial) were like hundreds of others' going on everyday all across the US.
I felt the entire book was essentially summed up in the prologue, which to me ...more
Again, another very important book, written by a very amazing woman. Highly, highly recommended.
What I originally thought would be a detailed telling of the events and trial actually became a page turner that engrossed me from the beginning. When I Lay My ...more
"Pain is pain is pain!" Carol Kent It doesn't matter what is hurting you, God is the ONLY answer! Their is a purpose in your pain! God is usin ...more
Pain is universal. The author has been through a massively traumatic event extending over a couple years and forever changing the course of her life, and helps us understand that our response - turning to God "even in this" gives hope both to us and to humanity watching our lives.
I'm thankful there is hope. Even when we serve a God we don't understand, His call to lay our Isaacs down (whatever they may be) is not for the outcome so much as ...more
The legal system was slow for her and is for us. Kent shares words of wisdom from friends and other sources. She shared her struggles, hopes and disappointments. Thro ...more
When I Lay My Isaac Down by Carol Kent is a story that focuses on Carol and Gene Kent’s abiding faith in unimaginable circumstances. Carol Kent’s purpose for writing this story is to inform the reader that even through the most difficult times, jubilance can come from tragedy. This novel is a retelling of Carol Kent and her family’s tragic journey. Carol and Gene’s one and only son, Jason, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a devoted Christian, has been convicted of first degree murder of...more
I used this book and Carol’s story for a weekly Bible study for male and female from a mixture of young adult to elderly. It impacted us all greatly and helped all of us to see that there is a bigger purpose in our trials of this life. We have a hope because of Jesus! No matter what is happening around us we can still have joy in the midst of the storm.
That can write and encourage others in the same circumstances!
• letting go of our control over the situation, event, or the person as an act of worship
• embracing God's love in the process of the release
• resting in the outcome, even if in this lifetime we are not allowed to understand the reason behind the need for the sacrifice and the pain involved”