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Publisher's Summary

A child disappears. A foster mother faces an impossible choice. A baby’s future hangs in the balance.

When Deb Moerke and her husband decided to become foster parents, they never imagined how their lives would change. And never did they imagine their worst nightmare coming true: Their five-year-old foster daughter, Hannah, murdered at the hands of her birth mom, Karen.

The Moerkes were overwhelmed with horror and grief. And just when they didn’t think they could bear any more, Deb received a phone call from Karen in prison. Facing a life sentence for Hannah’s murder, she was pregnant. And Karen had an incredible request: Would Deb take her unborn baby in and love it as her own?

How would you respond? Could you show God’s love to someone who had hurt you and taken away everything you held dear?

Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace is an unbelievable true story of faith, family, and a journey toward seemingly impossible forgiveness. A story that tests the limits of the human heart, it’s ultimately a beautiful, life-affirming testament to how unconditional love and relentless obedience can transform even the darkest of nights into mornings of hope.

©2019 by Tyndale House Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 by Blackstone Publishing

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The writer sounded a bit self-righteous

I was glad to read the story, but the author's writing did put me off a bit. I think it would be hard to read if not a Christian, and still I though she was a bit too judgy.

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powerful story

A powerful story of surrendering to God even though it wasn't easy, and being intentional about loving others even if they caused a lot of pain. Thanks for sharing your story, Deb!

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  • samantha smith
  • 2020-10-30

I couldn’t even finish this book

I felt like I was in church listening to a service!
Everything seems to have something to do with god in this book!

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  • Nicole Fehr Fischer
  • 2019-11-26

A Must Read!!!

This true story about murder, motherhood and miraculous grace changed my life and touched my heart. Thank you Debra for writing this story and sharing it with the world. I pray that it touches many lives and that those who read it will see Christ's love in it, and that it will stir their souls to look toward Him.

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  • Mary L K
  • 2019-11-19

Inspiring

Really enjoyed this book. Though heartbreaking at times, it spoke to the transforming power of God in a believer’s life, and of God’s ability to use one obedient to Him.

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  • avidreader
  • 2021-05-21

Powerful

Wow, what an amazing and powerful story. It made me laugh at times and cry at times. Highly recommend it.

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  • Kaeton
  • 2020-01-24

Powerful

This book is a powerful read of love and forgiveness. It tells the story of Debra, who is faced with unfathomable pain and, despite judgment and loss of her own reputation, chose forgiveness. I love that it is a true story from the town of Casper, WY... I was born there and have a lot of family still there. The places she describes are familiar. Kudos to this author and her family!

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  • charlie mercy
  • 2019-10-11

Not my style

This book should be under religious/spirituality! The story would be interesting, however, it was more about church, And god than anything else! I couldn’t handle the constant preaching and quoting scripture.

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  • Jo M
  • 2019-10-19

Courageously Transparent, Honest,

this book allowed me to experience the lows of humanity while experiencing the highs of supernatural grace, unconditional love, forgiveness, mercy. stories such as this speak so much to the existence of God and His son Jesus Christ and the truth of His amazing word. all praise and Glory to our wonderful Lord aand savior Jesus Christ. the truth expressed in these pages are life changing and heart transforming!!

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  • Susan
  • 2021-05-09

Such a moving story

Loved this deeply moving book! I highly recommend it. God truly worked through the author to change many lives.

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  • Laureen
  • 2019-10-14

Debra Moerke’s amazing book reflects the heart of God to help and people through the challenges and joys of life.

Although the narrator performed the reading well, it was distracting that Debra’s last name was mispronounced throughout the book. Would it be possible to edit this error with a voice over recording?
Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace is an incredible, life-changing story of walking through heartbreaking circumstances with the strength, forgiveness and grace of God.

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  • C. Theimer
  • 2021-04-02

Sad but Refreshing

This book was a little bit preachy, but it is refreshing to see an audible selection that views faith as a positive thing. Overall, it’s an interesting story.

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