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Unlikely angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero

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On March 11, Brian Nichols, fleeing from an Atlanta courthouse after allegedly killing four people, held Ashley Smith hostage in her own home. Drawing on tremendous courage and faith, Ashley turned to her Bible and a bestselling book that has already revealed, to over 22 million people, their purpose in God's plan. As she read she convinced Nichols that God also had a purpose for him-to be captured alive and to spend his life in prison sharing the Word of God with others.Now Ashley tells us about her life, and the path that lead to this extraordinary event. Unlikely Angel, released just six months after her ordeal dominated national news, will be a blockbuster and we're promoting it aggressively with national advertising, sales promotion, and a major media blitz. This powerful book will obviously help build the success of your store. Just as important, it underscores how all of us-Zondervan authors, retailers, and readers-are instruments of change.
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In March 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. In this moving, inspirational account, the twenty-seven-year-old widowed mother of a six-year-old girl shares for the first time the little-known details of her traumatic ordeal and expands on how her faith and the bestselling book The Purpose-DrivenLife helped her survive and bring the killer's murderous rampage to a peaceful end. Like her captor, Smith too has faced darkness and despair. Yet even during the most desolate times of her life, she yearned for something better. Seeking a new life, she moved to Atlanta, got a job, enrolled in a medical assistant training program, and was beginning to find her way to becoming the kind of mom she wanted her little girl to have. Then Brian Nichols took her hostage. Just hours earlier, he'd allegedly shot to death a judge, a court reporter, a deputy, and a federal agent and escaped in a stolen vehicle. Ashley had paid only passing attention to media coverage of the unfolding manhunt. Now she found herself face-to-face with Nichols, a desperate, heavily armed man with nothing left to lose. Unlikely Angel is Ashley's gripping, powerful account of how this nightmare scenario developed into a remarkable connection between a man wanted for multiple murders and a single mother struggling to make a fresh beginning from her troubled past. Juxtaposing the minute-by-minute tale of her experience with the never-before-told tragedies and triumphs of her own life, Unlikely Angelis a story that will leave no reader untouched. Ashley has made appearances on Oprah, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Larry King Live.

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subject_facet Hostages -- Georgia -- Atlanta, Nichols, Brian, Smith, Ashley, -- 1978-, Violence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Warren, Richard, -- 1954- -- Purpose-driven life
title_display Unlikely angel : the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero
title_full Unlikely Angel The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero, Unlikely angel : the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero / Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly
title_short Unlikely angel :
title_sub The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Christianity, Hostages, Nichols, Brian, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Religious aspects, Smith, Ashley, Violence, Warren, Richard