Karla Faye Tucker: Set Free by Linda Strom {Book Review}

Karla Faye Tucker Set Free: Life and Faith on Death RowBook Four StarsKarla Faye Tucker Set Free: Life and Faith on Death Row by Linda Strom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Overview

Set Free is the biography of Karla Faye Tucker, and most importantly, the account of how the grace of God radically changed her life. It briefly looks back at the beginning of her life, but focuses primarily on her life on death row and how God used her to impact so many for the cause of Christ. While it is the story of Karla, it is also the story of how her path crossed with that of the author’s and the ministry born from that friendship.

The Readability

The 224 pages can be read in 3 to 4 hours because the story is fascinating. It’s not wordy or difficult to follow. It would be an easy book for a teen or the reader who would rather not be reading!

The Highlights

Words can not begin to express how amazing it was to read how God changed her life in such a drastic way. I think it’s easy for us to somehow loose sight that a murderer is still a human. This book will help you understand that only a few bad choices are what stand between anyone and life altering a crime.

The Downside

The only downside for me was that I expected the book to be completely about Karla and instead there was quite a lot about other people impacted by Karla.

The Recommendation

I highly recommend this book to anyone. It would be a good read for teenagers (12 and older), too, because it truly does demonstrate how a few bad choices led to such an awful ending. But it also shows that no one is beyond the redemptive grace of God.

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