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When the Light Finds Us: From a Life Sentence to a Life Transformed

Judy A. Henderson

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Biography: general, Christian life & practice, Gender studies: women, Family & relationships, Advice on parenting

Mother and women's rights advocate Judy Henderson delivers an inspiring inside look at how she mothered her two children from behind bars for thirty-five years after being wrongly incarcerated, proving that a mother's love is relentless, that obstacles are opportunities for helping others, and that God is always by our side.

Single mother and small-business owner Judy Henderson's world fell apart when she was sentenced to life in prison for a crime she did not commit, separating her from her three-year-old son and thirteen-year-old daughter.

During three decades in the inhospitable prison system, she faced violence, mistreatment, and even live snakes and scorpions, all the while pleading her case to the legal system and passionately parenting her children from a prison phone. Never giving up hope that she would be set free, she committed to self-education and self-healing, worked with nonprofit prison programs, earned her GED then paralegal degree, participated in the passing of the first battered women's bill in MO, and shepherded women and mothers through the clemency process. With the help of the prosecutor on her case and the Missouri governor, Judy was granted clemency and received a full pardon after almost thirty-five years behind bars.

Filled with keen insights into how Judy overcame incredible obstacles, the power of faith and the "coincidences" that fortified her, When the Light Finds Us is compelling narrative nonfiction from an award-winning writer that will motivate readers to persevere through hard times and bolster their confidence in redemption, faith, and the power of a mother's love.

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