Captive – Book Review and Giveaway


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.

Captive is written by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly and was previously published as Unlikely Angel.

This is a great book about hope, forgiveness, and finding your purpose even in extremely difficult circumstances. It’s amazing how God can make himself known anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. This is such a great story of how God can bring purpose and freedom through impossible circumstances.


They also have a movie, based on the book, that will be in theaters soon. The movie releases September 18th. You can find the movie trailer here.

If you like audio books, check out this audio book excerpt, read by the author Ashley Smith.

Check out their website here, and join others in sharing what held you captive, and how you found your purpose. Use #FollowYourPurpose when you share.

I have a book to giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win your own copy of CAPTIVE.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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I received this product free for purposes of my review, all opinions are my own.

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