**Book received for review. All thoughts are my own.
Do you have a person in your life that you know would not be in your life were it not for God? The circumstances of your meeting can old be described a a 'God-thing'. They were sent into your life to give you just what you needed, just when you needed it. I certainly have a few people like that in my own life. Isn't it amazing how God does this?
Take for instance the unlikely story of a conservative Christian couple reading an article about a man on death row whom they never met, but whom they felt compelled to contact, only to learn that he had recently become a Christian himself- inspiring a lasting and important friendship. Sounds like the plot to a new Hallmark movie doesn't it? But even the best Hollywood writers could come up with this one. No, this is the true story written by God about the unlikely friendship between Mitch Rutledge and Burt Folson. The new book Death On Hold tells their story.
In January 1983 Burt Folsom read a story in Time about Mitch Rutledge, a man on death row with an IQ of 84 who said he was sorry for what he did. "Forget him," the last line of the story read. But Burt wrote Mitch a letter and discovered a man more interesting and intelligent than the article revealed.
Burt and his wife, Anita, began a friendship with Mitch and saw him become a leader and role model for others in prison, teaching himself to read and write (starting with copying down the spelling of items he knew from TV commercials) and becoming a national spokesman on prison life.