O God, Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Hold on my Child;
Joy Comes In the Morning
Weeping only lasts;
For the Night!
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Georgia Justice: Journey to Faith is a moving story but more important is a guidebook on how to build your faith when faced with tragedy. Author Jackie Carpenter is a Christian lady who was active in her church, raised a Christian family, and was living a life we would expect from a woman of faith. And then her son was arrested and charged with felony murder. It took ten long tormented months from the time son Jason was arrested for the author to build her faith to the point where she fully believed God would give her family a miracle. Two days before the trial her attorney asked Jackie not to bring her Bible into the courtroom because if a non-believing juror saw it he/she could be offended and hold it against Jason and send him to prison for 30 years. When Jackie decided to show up in court with her Bible, God decided to show up in court and perform a miracle - an acquittal. Jackie decided she'd rather risk offending a juror than offending God, a gut-wrenching decision but critical to faith building. And this is really what Georgia Justice is about --- building faith by daily trips into a private prayer closet to have the courage to face doubts, depression, daily attacks from Satan, nightmares almost every night. The author writes of the importance of her private, daily prayer in this passage: "I was not praying for strength to get me through the tragedy. I was praying for strength to help me crawl from the bed into my prayer closet. If I could just make it that far then I knew I would be safe from Satan's tormenting thoughts because my prayer closet was my refuge from Satan. It was the one and only area of my life where Satan could not get to me. I had to fight him every step of the way because he did not want me to get there. He did not want me to get too close to God." Few of us will have a son or daughter wrongfully charged with murder, but all of us can benefit from the lessons of this book because all of us will face tragedy of some kind during our lives. So any one really can benefit from this how-to story of how to escape from depression and torment to faith and hope and ultimate victory. I found her story useful and think you will also. Emory Daniels
This is the second book by Jackie about the trial of her son, Jason, for something he didn't do. To read a more in depth account of the trial you will need to read her first book, The Bridge: Between Cell Block A and a Miracle is Psalm 91. Georgia Justice: Journey to Faith is a women's personal journey toward God and her battle against Satan brought to light through the trial of her son for murder, which he shouldn't have been charged with. If scriptures and reference to God and Satan are not to your liking, Georgia Justice: Journey to Faith may not be the book for you, however, if you are interested in a mother's love for her son and her coming closer to God and his message, this book is for you. Georgia Justice: Journey to Faith takes place over approximately a ten-month period. During this time, Jackie and her family is left to worry and contemplate how this could happen to people of faith. She spends time in her prayer closet, the only place she can find the peace she needs to be able to sleep. Georgia Justice: Journey to Faith is a personal account of a real case lived by Jackie and her family, and the trial of her son Jason for murder, which never should have seen the light of day. What was it that created this situation, you may have to read Jackie's first book to read about the case more in depth. Georgia Justice: Journey to Faith is about the unwavering faith of Jackie as she travels the path between God and Satan growing ever closer to God in the darkness of this trial of her son for something he did not commit. Why was Jason charged in the first place? Was it a cover up, or was God testing Jackie? Read Georgia Justice: Journey to Faith for yourself to see what you think.
Friday, April 17, 2009 The Time-Herald of Newman, Georgia carried the headline "Vetch Cleared of All Charges." "Georgia Justice" is the story of the ten month journey to faith experienced by the family of Jason Vetch as told by his mother Jackie Carpenter. After being the victim of seventeen copper thefts on his construction job sites, Vetch was guarding his property. In the early morning hours of June 28, 2008 another planned robbery was in process. Jason attempted a citizen's arrest when an accidental firing of his gun wounded one of the alleged thieves. Hours later the man died at the hospital and Jason was taken into custody. At the arraignment that followed Jason was charged with felony murder as well as four other serious charges. Carpenter's earlier book "The Bridge" goes into detail regarding all the events that transpired on the night of June 28, 2008 and the trial that took place in April of 2009. "Georgia Justice" is Jackie's story of the onslaught of her spiritual battle, the frustration and tears she endured right up to the time the decision of jury was announced. "Not guilty on all five counts." Jackie tells of her regular visits to her prayer closet to find release from the onslaught of Satan as he attacked her spiritually, mentally, and physically. There may be readers who feel Jackie's description of her roller coaster ride of emotions is repetitive but anyone who has experienced a visit with their son or daughter separated by a partition of prison glass will understand Jackie's heartbreak as she watched the tears rolling down her son Jason's cheeks on her first visit after his arrest. Jason's exoneration is an affirmation of the power of prayer and the effectiveness of a prayer chain ministry. Thousands of people from Georgia to New York joined in prayer for the outcome of Jason's trial and his future. "Georgia Justice" is a powerful testimony of the strength Jackie discovered as she claimed the promises of Psalm 91 and other selected scriptures as her lifeline to her faith, her sanity and her physical well being. Her story is a reminder to the reader of the spiritual strength available in the book Psalms. I received a review copy of the book from a representative of the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.