Rev. Sharon Risher is not one to be timid in the face of injustice, suffering or controversy. Out of the anguish of her own unspeakable loss after her mother and cousins were gunned down in a church basement by an unapologetic white supremacist, Sharon takes us on the journey no one wants to go on. Her training as a minister and chaplain helps us understand the complex emotions that tormented her in the aftermath of such personal tragedy. In this “can’t-put-it-down” page-turner, the author doesn’t mince words in conveying what it means to work through such pain, anger, isolation, and fear, yet, in the end, she generously shares the hopeful lessons she learned so we can vicariously benefit from them. It takes extraordinary bravery to do what Sharon Risher has done by so candidly sharing her story—and we should all be grateful to God and to her for it! This book is a gift to humankind.

Rob Schenck

Author of Costly Grace: An Evangelical Minister’s Rediscovery of Faith, Hope and Love and subject of Abigail Disney’s Emmy Award winning documentary, The Armor of Light.



Rating 5 out of 5 stars I would stronly recommend this book

This book was so engaging and challenged me on every level. The author’s raw emotion came through in every page as she described her journey from the moment she learned of the tragic shooting involving her mother through to the last page. She deals with topics of racism, gun control laws and forgiveness all the while being authentic, sharing her personal story. I could not put this book down and I was challenged to think about what I contribute to society as a Christian, where my faith fits with these very relevant topics. I would highly recommend this book!

Angela P- Educator