Clark, Patrick Henry Parker Written by Patrick Henry Parker Screenplay by Christopher S. . It didn't take me long to get through its very short , along with being incredibly sad it just didn't seem very cohesive. The horrific sound ceased as did the voices outside the car; there was suddenly an immense peace and silence that filled the inside of the vehicle, my soul, and my thoughts. I feel so much more understanding of The Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ after reading Chris Williams' experiences.
Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry. I opened my eyes and turned to look out the driver's side window. Ben was sitting directly behind Michelle, upright in his seat and with his head resting against the imploded car door. Chris Williams is a happily married father of four children, with one on the way. While my husband was in the hospital with a ruptured appendix the man in the bed next to him was in awful pain from kidney stones. It is a very abstract topic but one that affects our lives in ways that I am continually learning about.
As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence. This was a moving example to me of the wonderful, good, selfless individuals that live in America and make it a great place to be. Reading it really makes you want to be a better person and learn from the lessons the author shares. The Savior had suffered all so that we would not have to. That's the only reason I would give it 4 stars.
On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. I decided to follow suit and leave it unrated as well. At first I didn't know how I would feel about that -- it doesn't seem a reasonable reaction -- but I came to really appreciate and admire his perspective. In keeping the inside of the church generic that's fine , but cutting to the steeple to show it had a cross. However, I realize he wrote this book as a personal perspective and it was inspiring nonetheless. 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.
Chris tells his story without sounding pious or braggy. Can you imagine the guilt and despair that the teen who caused all this felt? Seeing innocent people become victim to senseless terrorism is so frustrating! All of a sudden, as I write about in the book , the world looked completely different. This would be a rare chance to put aside farm chores, don a pretty dress, and enjoy an outing with other girls. And here's the biggest boo-boo. From deep inside my body came a sound of excruciating anguish and pain, of body and spirit being crushed. He claimed to be the Son of God, and his words - and his life - would change the world.
My friend Linda just finished this book. Another friend came near to where I lay. This is an excerpt from the book by Chris Williams. I opened it slightly to peer inside and saw the entire row of church leaders on the stand looking right at me. The drunk driver walked away from the accident unharmed. On Christmas Eve 2002, she received a phone call from her son-in-law saying that her daughter, Laci, was missing. You can watch a video on the called about Chris and his family.
On a cold February night in 2007, a devoted father of four and a seventeen-year-old drunk driver both received life sentences. Once again I experienced the same type of immediate understanding regarding his condition, that he was gone. 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. Otherwise it will be another sad story, but maybe not understandable or enlightening. While his road has not been easy, his choice to forgive has made the challenges of loss much easier to bear. A few years ago, he got married and Chris Williams attended the wedding.
He's also the Bishop of the Mormon church and must reconcile his anguish with the Christian charge to forgive and rely upon Christ's atonement that Bishop Williams regularly teaches his members. In one violent, devastating instant, both faced a drastically different - and uncertain - future. You can read the entire story in the quick-read book by. I think if he had added a little more to it, he might have been able to prevent the phasing in and out of the past experiences parts that I didn't really like. I found his insight very thought provoking and was in awe of his ability to remain true to his committment that he made just minutes after the accident. I was shocked to see his condition. I simply looked at the car in silence.