Sins Of the Father

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Who better than a former trial lawyer, James Scott Bell, to write a compelling and unimaginable story of a thirteen-year-old murderer? Sins of the Father is legal suspense at its best.

It seems like an easy case to solve and then enters the defense lawyer.

As Lindy delves into the haunted world of her client’s torment, she finds a spiritual darkness that dredges up her own troubled past. And when dangerous forces close in around her, Lindy must fight for answers not only in the justice system, but in the very depths of her soul.

This was a normal kid. But what is the definition of normal in this case? All at once while reading this heart-breaking account, we would want to sympathize with the families of the dead and, then, try to understand what happened and why. What happened to an ordinary day in a park? What happened to the laughter and good times in this town? What happened to a boy barely old enough to understand himself? What happened in a family shut off from everyone else?

This is a difficult story to settle in our minds. We’ve seen it all on TV before, but to see the black and white words on a page is, in some ways, even more shocking. Bell does an excellent job of writing the emotions along with the facts of this case. It grabs our very core. It forces the question, “Where is God?”

For Mona, it was a way to get the pictures she needed to complete the chart. The only picture she did not want was the picture of the killer. She would not dignify him by placing his face on the same page with those who had died at his hand. She would, however, put on his lawyer. She needed an object to absorb her hate. . .The Bible said to hate what was evil.

The book is fascinating and every bit worth your time to sit and read it. Find it in our church library.

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship, Prescott AZ

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