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The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace | [John Ramsey, Marie Chapian]

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

Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all - wealth, 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all - wealth, 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 audiobook, 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.

(P)2012 Hachette

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    Joe Round Rock, TX, United States 06-18-12
    Joe Round Rock, TX, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "This is a story that needed to be told"
    Where does The Other Side of Suffering rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a moving book, all the more so since John Ramsey narrated it himself. It is simply excellent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book tells the inside story of the famous JonBenet Ramsey case, and it was fascinating. It was also important to learn that Patsy Ramsey was nothing like the character that the media reported at the time ... and I believe the true villains in this tragic story are the Boulder Police and the national media, particularly CNN and CNN Headline News.


    What about John Ramsey’s performance did you like?

    It was heartfelt and honest.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terie Katy, TX, United States 05-28-12
    Terie Katy, TX, United States 05-28-12 Member Since 2001
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    "Awesome and inspirational book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Other Side of Suffering the most enjoyable?

    John's faith was inspirational


    What did you like best about this story?

    Despite incredible sad events, John never lost his faith.


    What does John Ramsey bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice portrayed the sadness, grief, loss, and desperation.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I often wondered how he put one foot in front of the other and continued to live. I was amazed at how many awful events he endured in his life but continued to believe God would not forsake him.


    Any additional comments?

    May God's peace be with the Ramsey family.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Barnum Chicago IL 04-16-12
    David Barnum Chicago IL 04-16-12 Member Since 2009
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    Would you listen to The Other Side of Suffering again? Why?

    The book explains some about the Jon Benet murder, and what his family went through regarding the legal issues and the media. However, much of the book is about how John Ramsey recovered from the loss of 2 daughters and his wife. This is a very inspiring book, and and I thought it was a great book to listen to.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert E. Woodfill Iowa 04-16-12
    Robert E. Woodfill Iowa 04-16-12 Listener Since 2009

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    "Excellent read for anyone who has lost a child"
    What did you love best about The Other Side of Suffering?

    "Love" is not an appropriate verb describing this book. It describes in a heart felt way of John's anguish through the process of loosing his daughter, the false pre-disposition that he and/or his wife were responsible for her death.


    What other book might you compare The Other Side of Suffering to and why?

    This book compares with the also excellent book by Pam Morgan "I Stand" because it shows individuals of faith being drawn to a deeper faith when God doesn't do the things they expect Him to do.


    Have you listened to any of John Ramsey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I'd watched John Ramsey of the Mike Huckabee program and thought he did an excellent job of briefly relating the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved many times during the book. Each time when they realized the police were only targeting them rather than actively looking for the subject, especially moved me.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Grand Junction,, CO, United States 06-18-12
    Richard Grand Junction,, CO, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "We lived it with John"
    Would you listen to The Other Side of Suffering again? Why?

    probably not- We remember it when it happened but liked John's view point


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marci GRANITE BAY, CA, United States 06-05-12
    Marci GRANITE BAY, CA, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Other Side of Suffering to be better than the print version?

    It is awesome to hear the actual author tell the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Other Side of Suffering?

    The first 1/3 at least is heartbreaking.


    Which character – as performed by John Ramsey – was your favorite?

    John Ramsey is great but I relate to his late wife. I loved the line about people paying to see excess in the Christmas decorating. Yes, she was confident and correct in giving them what they paid to see.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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