Set Free: A Story of Peace Found Through Forgiveness

Set Free A Story of Peace Found Through Forgiveness Gaile Owens is my mother I am her son Please do not take this from me There is no justice in taking her life There is no justice in denying the healing power of forgiveness Stephen Owens was years

  • Title: Set Free: A Story of Peace Found Through Forgiveness
  • Author: Stephen Owens Ken Abraham John Seigenthaler
  • ISBN: 9781433680236
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gaile Owens is my mother I am her son Please do not take this from me There is no justice in taking her life There is no justice in denying the healing power of forgiveness Stephen Owens was 12 years old in 1985 when he discovered his father at home badly beaten and near death Evidence proved Stephen s mom, Gaile, had hired a hit man to carry out the murder, and she Gaile Owens is my mother I am her son Please do not take this from me There is no justice in taking her life There is no justice in denying the healing power of forgiveness Stephen Owens was 12 years old in 1985 when he discovered his father at home badly beaten and near death Evidence proved Stephen s mom, Gaile, had hired a hit man to carry out the murder, and she was sent to death row Stephen and Gaile did not see each other for decades, but through an amazing series of life transformations and revelations about the tragic event, God opened a door for both of them to be set free one from a prison of unforgiveness, the other from a literal prison cell.While the events surrounding Gaile Owens release made national headlines and have stirred widespread fascination, Set Free far exceeds the experience and expectations of a modern true crime story, proving to be much about God as the loving author of true forgiveness.

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    • Full disclosure, I'm working on this book. But I must say that when it comes out this fall, it is an incredibly dramatic story of forgiveness that is a must for any person to read. I have some galleys available if any of you would like to read it prior to October 1. Thanks!

    • A sad story, but the writing was not very good. This book suffers from a lack of "show, don't tell". I felt like the author was holding a lot of stuff back, including his emotions. The pacing felt off, and events and phrases were repeated often. There were lots of cliches, which usually point to an inexperienced author.By far the last few pages were the strongest, but they alone weren't enough to make this book worth reading.

    • Poorly written with scattered thoughts. Also very repetitive. I put the book down after 50 pages.

    • I wasn't sure I would like this book when I started reading it, but ended up hooked and read the whole thing. It was interesting and made me think more deeply about my own Christian faith.

    • Set Free: A Story of Peace Found Through ForgivenessStephen OwensI received an ARC of this book from the publisher through ' First Reads Giveaway program in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.You can read the back of a book to get a general idea of the plot that lies between the covers. But until you open the book and start reading on page one, you don't truly know. This one caught me totally off guard. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but what I got was a lot more than I bargained for [...]

    • I was given a copy of the book for the purpose of review.Set Free is a story about the life of Stephen Owens. This is a moving story about his need to forgive and be forgiven. Stephen Owens has lived a nightmare that many of us will never have the experience of. But there will be some who can fully understand and relate. Gaile Owens, Stephens' mother, was incarcerated most of his life and hers. Gaile says she had an abusive marriage and also was cheated on. She had tried to leave the marriage bu [...]

    • I thought the book was awesome, there is a little bit of everything in Set Free: A Story of Peace Found Through Forgiveness. This book had me emotionally involved from cover to cover. I am glad gave me the opportunity to read it. In the story I was horrified that Gail felt she had no choice but to hire someone to rid her life of her husband. To make matters worse the oldest baby discovered his dad. I can understand how a child can be torn between the love they have for both parents when a trage [...]

    • "Set Free: A Story of Peace Found Through Forgiveness" is the true story of Stephen Owens mother who was convicted & sentenced to death for the murder of her husband. Eventually through the appeals process & a lot of patience she would eventually find her own freedom. The book itself is a story of perseverance & determination as Stephen works on learning just how to forgive his mother for what she did & also how that new bond that he had with her helped once she got released. Wit [...]

    • Thank you netgalley and B&H Books for letting me review this book.The premise of the book sounded like a good one. A 12 year old boy finds his dad bludgeoned to death in his own living room and his story of how he came to forgive his mom who set the whole thing in motion. I truly couldn't wait to read this book on how he came to forgive his mom and tried to get his mom off of death row. After I started reading it I struggled through. This book suffers from telling and not showing. I felt lik [...]

    • Lauren Kimberly

      (Mar 30, 2020 - 07:49 AM)

      I got this book about a week and a half or so ago. I liked the book, but it was not one of my favorites. It is a story that you would most likely see on Nightline or 20 20. I think older people (adults 30's, 40's, and 50's) would like this book more than the younger generation. If you like stories like those on Nightline then you'll like this book. Otherwise, if you don't like 20 20 or Nightline then don't bother with this book because it won't be the book for you. I would also like to add that [...]

    • This was an interesting account of a man whose mother had hired someone to kill his father when the man was a boy. His mother was in prison on death row, and his father was dead. This is the story of his faith struggle as he tries to forgive his mother and establish a relationship with her. He visits her in prison and becomes involved in her attorneys' fight to save her from execution. He also has to explain to his 2 sons the situation in his family and help them develop a relationship with thei [...]

    • Delanie Sullivan

      (Mar 30, 2020 - 07:49 AM)

      This was a great story with a very powerful message. The author shows how forgiveness is necessary to everyone in order to lead a full and free life. The writing unfortunately left much to be desired. I felt the author was frequently repetitive, even using the same phrases. Sometimes the timeline seemed jumbled or disjointed. Also, I think the story would have been even more powerful if he had delved deeper into his own feelings or how his desire to forgive his mother came about. Overall it was [...]

    • I won an advanced copy of this book through a giveaway on . I found it to be very moving and thought provoking. While I realize this was not the main focus, I want to say I don't believe in the death penalty, and her travesty of a court case and subsequent appeals are a clear reason why. I found both Steven and Failed to be strong in ways I am not sure I am. Excellent lesson for everyone on forgiveness.

    • A very powerful book about one son's struggle to forgive his mother for a heinous crime. It goes through so many loops and twists and ultimately comes to an incredible. Chapters are very easy to read and understand and it makes you feel like you understand what's going on. Truly incredible story about forgiveness.

    • I really enjoyed this book and it's author's willingness to share his struggles in the path to reconciliation with his mother. I felt like the message of forgiveness was very relevant. I found myself often wondering why there was no more information about Brian but it is Stephen's journey not Brian's.

    • To read this book was to sit under a powerful testimony of God's scandalous grace distributed by His kind patience and ever-drawing love in the life of equally bound mother and son! Stephen Owen's gospel call in the final pages follows with poignancy the foundation of lives made new in the pages leading up to it!

    • In this true story Stephen expresses-through his religious beliefs-coping with the murder of his father, arranged by his mother. And the years his mom lived in a prison's death row until the time of her miraculous parole. I get it

    • A beautiful story of forgiveness as the author tells his story of finding his bludgeoned and dying father, only to discover that his mother arranged the murder and was sentenced to death for the crime. This honest telling is what forgiveness looks like.

    • Candid & SincereThe candor was open and unpretentious. I felt several “bursts of emotion” as the author might call them and found myself wanting to dwell longer in them, but the book clipped along adding to the theme of not lingering in the past and moving forward through forgiveness.

    • A must read. This book truly changes your heart towards those incarcerated for murder. I encourage any one to read Set Free and allow yourself to be open to forgiveness of others sins. Such an inspiring read.

    • Michele Burkholder

      (Mar 30, 2020 - 07:49 AM)

      I couldn't get through the book, and I almost never stop reading a book before reaching the end. He took a fascinating subject, and made it boring, by using dry and detached language, and repeating the same thing over and over again.

    • A moving story of forgiveness that manages to be touching instead of not handled very well.

    • The writing was on but message outstanding!

    • Very interesting story. Left me wanting more information. Left me pondering the judicial system.

    • Christine Sabourin

      (Mar 30, 2020 - 07:49 AM)

      A good story, a story worth reading. At times I found there was a lot of repetition of material already covered

    • awesome emotional book about spirituality and forgiveness!!

    • I loved this bookAnd I loved Stephen's openness live outboard for Christ sake. God bless you walk as you minister along the pathway

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