Let It Go: A True Story of Tragedy and Forgiveness
Author of Let it Go - The Book Chris Williams was interviewed on the Glenn Beck radio show on August 15th! A replay of the program is available. Click Here to Listen.
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.
PRAISE FOR LET IT GO
"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 bestselling 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!"
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By Stacey, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book has changed my life. It is as much about increasing our faith, as it is forgiveness. I honestly believe I will be a better person now I have read about and learned from Chris Williams. It is people like him, and stories like this that can change the world and make it a better place.
By Mike, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This is a book that once you start it you cannot put it down. It will may you cry, but at the same time bring you joy. Joy that we have the Atonement in our lives. May we all be able to forgive and "Let it Go".
By Ja'Nette, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This story personally touches my heart, and I am grateful for Chris Williams' example of true Christ-like thoughts and actions in a situation where much of the world would maybe expect him to react otherwise. A great book about healing and heartfelt love. A glimpse at what the Atonement can do to bring light and hope in the face of heart-wrenching tragedy.