The Bridge

The Bridge

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by Jackie Carpenter
     
 

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WE HAVE CLAIMED OUR MIRACLE...

Psalms 18:17

"He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay!"

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WE HAVE CLAIMED OUR MIRACLE...

Psalms 18:17

"He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay!"

Amen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615796847
Publisher:
Xulon Press
Publication date:
01/08/2010
Pages:
118
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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The Bridge 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emory More than 1 year ago
Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in miracles in the 21st century? If you do believe, where's the most unlikely place you would expect a miracle to occur? How about in a courtroom on Thursday, April 16, 2009 in Georgia? The story of an unlikely miracle (but aren't all miracles unlikely by definition) in an unlikely place is told by author Jackie Carpenter in The Bridge: Between Cell Block A and a Miracle is Psalm 91. This dramatic and intriguing story is not a whodunit because we know "whodunit" from the very beginning. Instead it is a courtroom drama over whether a man who accidentally shoots another will convicted of murder and a drama on whether God will deliver a miracle - on time! Jackie Carpenter's son, Jason, is a contractor who is building new homes and is losing thousands of dollars to copper thieves. While standing guard at a construction site one night he confronts intruders and kills one when his shotgun accidentally discharges. A deputy officer who had advised Jason to guard the site and make a citizen's arrest realizes he gave bad advice and might be in trouble. So the deputy, in effect, makes it look like Jason killed in man in passion and Jason was charged with murder. Jackie accidentally comes across a book on Psalm 91 in one of those inspirational book racks while getting a prescription filled at a drugstore. The result of reading the book, plus a discussion with her Sunday School teacher's husband, leads Jackie into a daily reading of the Psalms. She finds comfort for herself, for Jason, and for family members. The discoveries in Psalms lead her to confront her doubts and strengthen her faith, and to begin praying for a miracle. In The Bridge Carpenter writes "Ten long months we lived in the very pit of hell where Satan viciously attacked our family continuously, day after day after day after day. But at3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 1009 on the third floor courtroom of Coweta County Courthouse, the jury reached a decision. The judge announced, 'The jury has reached a decision' and to Jason 'please rise.' And God showed up!" The story is not about a medical miracle but a spiritual miracle and, therefore, has many references to scripture, religious faith, and prayer. Those who don't believe in spiritual miracles can relax nevertheless and enjoy the courtroom drama from beginning to end. A key point in this book is that when bad things happen it's better to trust God than to blame Him. The story also reveals that it is certainly possible to survive a tragedy without losing faith. And, more important, The Bridge clearly demonstrates that God still performs miracles in the 21st century. By Emory Daniels
CBH More than 1 year ago
The entire title of this moving book is "The Bridge Between 'Cell Block A' and a 'Miracle' is Psalm 91. Jackie's faith is very evident throughout the book. Everyone should share her faith in God, not just those having deep problems, but those that care about their fellow humans. Jackie's son, Richard Jason Veitch, had a small construction business in a small town in Georgia. Jason is married to Stephanie and they have a seven-year old son. Jason has been having copper stolen from his construction site. He was told by a deputy to hide nearby and try to catch the culprit in action. Jason hid in the nearby woods and waited. After some time, a truck came by, left, then came back again and someone from the truck headed for the house. Jason confronted this person right after he had called 911. He held the gun on all three of those that had been in the truck, but as he tried to bind one of them, his gun went off and killed the culprit. When the police arrived, they questioned Jason and the ones from the truck. Jason felt terrible having accidentally killed one of the thieves but did not expect what came next. The police took him in and he was eventually charged with felony murder. What follows was a real travesty of justice with all of Jason's family and friends supporting him 100%. After a few days he was released on bond but the fight to true freedom and getting a not guilty judgment for him lingered on. Jason's mother, Jackie, was stunned, shocked, and very shaken knowing her son could never knowingly kill any human. Jackie turned to God and in particular the book of Psalms, the 91st Psalm in particular. No matter how bad things got she had the faith that her son would be freed as the love of God that she so ably showed and thought constantly would endure. As a reader of this true story you will cringe, wonder, worry, but if you are a believer, you will always keep God's love and faith in your mind and body. I will not give the ending parts of Jason's story. The book is easy to read but it exudes faith throughout and you will gain that while reading.