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Let It Go Audiobook

Let It Go: A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness

On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. In one violent, devastating instant, both faced a drastically different - and uncertain - future. But as Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby, his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old son, he committed to do something extraordinary: he would forgive.
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Publisher's Summary

"I had no idea who has just hit us, and my mind didn't think to consider if they were all right or not, or what circumstances might have caused them to cross the median and strike us. I simply looked at the car in silence. Then I heard a voice that was not my own in my mind as clearly as if it had come from someone seated next to me. It was straightforward and filled with power, and the voice said, 'Let it go!'"

On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. In one violent, devastating instant, both faced a drastically different - and uncertain - future. But as Chris Williams sat in his demolished vehicle, staring at the car that had just caused the death of his wife, his unborn baby, his nine-year-old daughter, and his eleven-year-old son, he committed to do something extraordinary: he would forgive.

That decision launched Chris on a journey toward healing that affected his family and friends, the young man who caused the accident, and an entire community - a community that would face another deadly tragedy just a few days later. Chris's message of forgiveness is an empowering invitation to all who have suffered, however unjustly, to lay down their burdens and let it go.

©2012 Christopher Stuart Williams (P)2012 Shadow Mountain

What the Critics Say

"A beautiful story of pain, loss, and triumph from the heart of a remarkable, faithful man. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to heal their soul and mend the unmendable." (Dr. Stephen R. Covey, #1 best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

"One of the most powerful true stories of forgiveness, redemption, and love that I have ever read!" (Paul Cardall, Billboard-charting recording artist and producer)

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    Blind Mole 03-18-16
    Blind Mole 03-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspiring story of forgiveness"

    Really enjoyed learning of Chris' experience. Thank for sharing it with us and for reading your account.

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    Kendra Bott 02-15-16
    Kendra Bott 02-15-16 Member Since 2009
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    I thought it was very helpful!! Wish everyone could read it. What a beautiful story of forgiveness. Loved it.

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    Kris Tabler 01-18-16
    Kris Tabler 01-18-16
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    "An Inspiration to forgive others!!"

    I enjoyed every minute of this book. I appreciate the author sharing his journey & his story put my own issues in perspective. Thanks to the Williams family! The narrator did a great job reading this story.

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    KG 11-24-15
    KG 11-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Favorite book I've read this year."

    Since I first heard of Chris Williams' story, I was fascinated by his ability to forgive. I was excited that I was able to listen to him read his own words and hear from his own mouth how he was able to do what most would think is unimaginable. His sweet and simple testimony conquered a most complicated situation. I will be giving this book as a gift as my favorite thing I came across this year.

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    S. Cousins 11-11-15
    S. Cousins 11-11-15
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    "Loved loved loved"

    Wish I hadn't waited so long to read/hear this book. Very powerful. I learned much from it.

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    Andy Orem, Utah 01-29-15
    Andy Orem, Utah 01-29-15

    I'm a husband, father, teacher, and I love books that build faith in Christ and confidence in mankind.

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    "Great true story. Very touching."

    Powerfully emphasizes the far-reaching powers of the Atonement. If Chris can let this go, I can surely let the little insignificant things go that I worry and grudge about. Very inspiring.

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    Sallie 07-16-14
    Sallie 07-16-14
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    "A Great Example!"

    A friend recommended this book and I am so glad that I listened. He tells the story with honesty and also the raw pain that anyone would feel. My heart was just torn apart by the pain that he suffered yet he chose to forgive and thus lose that additional hatred that could have ruined him. Most of us would have both the grief and the hatred that would eat at our souls. I hope that I can remember the lessons that were taught in this book. Thank you Mr. Williams!

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