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The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace

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The untold story of how John Ramsey survived unspeakable tragedy and learned to hope again.

Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all-wealthy, social position, a loving family. And like Job, Ramsey was destined for great affliction, as many of the most precious things in his life were cruelly taken from him.

First came the death of his eldest daughter in a car accident in 1992. Then, four years later, his beloved six-year-old, JonBenét, was murdered; Ramsey was the one who discovered her body, concealed in the basement of his family's home. The case drew international media attention, and-compounding Ramsey's woe-suspicion unfairly focused on Ramsey and his wife, Patsy. Although they were ultimately cleared of any connection with the crime, Ramsey's sorrows did not end. In 2006, Patsy died, at 49, of ovarian cancer.

In this remarkable book, Ramsey reveals how he was sustained by faith during the long period of spiritual darkness, and he offers hope and encouragement to others who suffer tragedy and injustice.

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"Ramsey (The Death of Innocence), who along with his second wife, Patsy, was thrust into a media firestorm after the murder of their six-year old daughter, JonBenét, in 1996, writes a comprehensive memoir he refers to as his 'untold faith journey.' Despite the titular indication that Ramsey has overcome his life's tragedies, he spends a substantial amount of time rehashing claims regarding JonBenét's murder. His persistence seems to indicate that he still feels compelled to explain himself, and perhaps he is not quite past the point of caring what other people think of him. While he is quick to draw similarities between his life and that of the biblical Job, his tendency to jump time frames makes it difficult to determine exactly when he went from being a superficial, immature Christian to a man of deep faith. On occasion, Ramsey, a businessman who served a stint in the military, disconcertingly speaks with unexplained authority regarding profiling child abusers and the use of medication for dealing with grief. Still, Ramsey's reflections on other issues, including the death of an older child and Patsy's losing battle with ovarian cancer, come from a place of obvious deep personal anguish." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF SUFFERING is a spiritual memoir of John Ramsey's climb out of emotional and spiritual darkness and what he learned about the nature of spiritual growth. Like the Biblical Job, the author has been tried by fire several times over. From the often-overlooked loss of his first daughter in a 1992 car accident, through the murder of JonBenet Ramsey and the resulting trial by media, ' to the final loss of his wife in 2006 to cancer, THE OTHER SIDE OF SUFFERING is the story of how John Ramsey has emerged from his own spiritual darkness

About the Author

John Bennet Ramsey was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1943. He attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Masters Degree. In 2009, he completed discipleship training at YWAM's University of the Nations. The suffering in his life has given Ramsey a unique platform to speak to other suffering people, offering them encouragement and hope. He now considers this his calling and a way to serve God. Ramsey is the proud father of his surviving children Melinda, John Andrew, and Burke.

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Deborah Fochler, March 13, 2012 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
The death of his daughter captivated the world for years. When you realize all the suffering he has endured it reminds you of Job, yet he comes out of it with a new life and an amazing peace. I read this book with tears streaming down my face and ended it with an amazing respect for this man. The story while horrifying at times, maddening at others is one of incredible tragedy yet a yearning for forgiveness and love. We have all heard from reporters who said he did it, cops who said Patsy did it, psychics who said their son did it and in the end - no one knows who killed Jon Benet. My prayer for Mr Ramsey is that before he dies that someone will come forward and tell what they know to get a killer off the streets. And justice for the Ramseys and Jon Benet. But this is not a story you will soon forget and it changed my mind about the person who we have not heard from yet - John Ramsey. He has an amazing capacity to love and survive all life has to throw at him.
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ISBN:
9780892963850
Subtitle:
The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace
Author:
Ramsey, John
Author:
Chapian, Marie
Publisher:
FaithWords
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Fathers; Family relationships; Family tragedy; Fathers and daughters; Death of a child; Murder; Christian life; Personal narratives
Publication Date:
20130103
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 0.875 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Ramsey (The Death of Innocence), who along with his second wife, Patsy, was thrust into a media firestorm after the murder of their six-year old daughter, JonBenét, in 1996, writes a comprehensive memoir he refers to as his 'untold faith journey.' Despite the titular indication that Ramsey has overcome his life's tragedies, he spends a substantial amount of time rehashing claims regarding JonBenét's murder. His persistence seems to indicate that he still feels compelled to explain himself, and perhaps he is not quite past the point of caring what other people think of him. While he is quick to draw similarities between his life and that of the biblical Job, his tendency to jump time frames makes it difficult to determine exactly when he went from being a superficial, immature Christian to a man of deep faith. On occasion, Ramsey, a businessman who served a stint in the military, disconcertingly speaks with unexplained authority regarding profiling child abusers and the use of medication for dealing with grief. Still, Ramsey's reflections on other issues, including the death of an older child and Patsy's losing battle with ovarian cancer, come from a place of obvious deep personal anguish." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , THE OTHER SIDE OF SUFFERING is a spiritual memoir of John Ramsey's climb out of emotional and spiritual darkness and what he learned about the nature of spiritual growth. Like the Biblical Job, the author has been tried by fire several times over. From the often-overlooked loss of his first daughter in a 1992 car accident, through the murder of JonBenet Ramsey and the resulting trial by media, ' to the final loss of his wife in 2006 to cancer, THE OTHER SIDE OF SUFFERING is the story of how John Ramsey has emerged from his own spiritual darkness
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