Thursday, September 17, 2015

Captive by Ashley Smith Review and Giveaway #FOLLOWYOURPURPOSE #FLYBY

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We’ve all faced circumstances that have held us captive in some regard. What has held you captive? How did you find your purpose?


CAPTIVE, based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives.  When Brian Nichols - on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son - takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life.  While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope.  

There are times in my life when I struggled to find purpose and I felt like I was being held captive by circumstance. Through prayer and the Lord's help, I made it through.  I can only imagine how Ashley felt when she was held hostage.  It is scary to think about!

I read Captive to Chefy and we are planning to go see the movie this weekend,  While reading this book, we discussed how we would react in Ashley Smith's situation.  I do not know how I would have reacted.  More than likely, I would have ended up being shot. Ashley reading that book aloud
opened up the heart of a man who had reached an awful place in his life.  There is another book we can read aloud that will do that very thing and more, The Bible!

Here is the official movie trailer:



The movie stars David Oyelowo, who played Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the recent film, Selma and Kate Mara, who you might remember from House of Cards.

Would you like to win a copy of this book?  One lucky Shelly's Bits & Pieces reader will receive Captive by Ashley Smith!  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below!  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


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17 comments:

Jamie Tomkins said...

I've heard a lot of great things about this book - seems like an amazing story!! :)

Meredith said...

I'd love to read the book before seeing the movie -- I always try to do that when I can. I've never been held captive before and sometimes, I feel I'm still trying to find my purpose.

sohamolina said...

I wanna win it because the story is interesting.

msfolke said...

I've never seen the movie, but I would love to read the book! I generally will go see the movie if the book's really awesome. :o) Have fortunately never been captive..... but this type of book is right up my alley.

Anna McMullen said...

I have not read this book but would love to . Looks amazing. Thanks!!

Heidi Bee said...

I just saw the trailer for this movie and it looks amazing!

chickie717 said...

I want to win this because I remember when it all happened... At first it was a big deal, then I think some people looked down upon her when they found out she uses drugs and gave him some... I know this is a great book because her life has turned around for the better because of this!

Elisabeth Stone said...

I really really want to see this movie, but would love to read the book first!

alisha s said...

I don't know if I'll see the movie, but I am always looking for a good book to read. :)

Kim Reid said...

I want to read the book and see the movie. This was in my area and I remember that day very well, watching the news updates as they happened.

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Nancy said...

I'd like to read this because it sounds like a fascinating story.

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Emi Pearce said...

I would like to win the book because I enjoy reading thrillers but I would not be able to see the movie because I have small children.

kammie said...

I'm going to have to read this & see the movie.

Sue Hull said...

I remember this on the news. I want to see the movie and read the book. Thank you for the chance :)
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Sue Hull said...

I remember this on the news. I want to see the movie and read the book. Thank you for the chance :)
sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

Karen Propes said...

I saw this book on several talk shows and remember when it happened. I really want to read the book and then see the movie. I was in a bad marriage and I felt caged and stuck feeling like there was no way out. God's love helped me through all that and I am now happily married with a fabulous man. God will give you miracles when you are happy, sad or in bad situations, you just have to believe. ncjeepster@aol.com