Tuesday, September 22, 2015

True Freedom

Freedom comes in all shapes and sizes.

And for Mitchell Rutledge, this rings true. He finds himself behind bars, but totally free.

Mitch grew up, essentially an orphan who had to learn how to fend for himself. He got involved in the wrong crowds from an early age and got involved with drugs and ended up murdering someone. He found himself on death row facing the death penalty in Alabama. This is where Burton and Anita Folsom enter the picture.

In their book, Death on Hold, the Folsoms relate their story through the lens of Mitchell. He speaks candidly about life in prison which led to his redemption, spiritually speaking. Burton and Anita Folsom interject their story throughout the book as well.

This book shines the truth on the life-changing Gospel as well as what love can do for one person who has never experienced it. Mitchell never knew anyone who loved him. He was uneducated and was seen as a retard. All because no one took time to invest in his life. Although he remains behind bars, he was able to have his sentence reduced and lives his life for Christ each and every day.

This book will push you to love. It is a powerful thing. Ultimately, Christ's love is what makes the difference. We have such an incredible responsibility to be a mirror of that love to a lost and dying world.

P.S. I received a free copy of this book as part of the Booklook Blogging Network.

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