More About the Author
My name is Jackie Carpenter, and I am the author of:
"The Bridge" Between Cell Block A and a Miracle is Psalm 91 and
Georgia Justice: Journey To Faith
A Reporter asked me yesterday, what inspired you to give the book this Title?
It is a very unique Title, but that is because God gave it the Title and not Jackie. Before God inspired me to write the book, He gave it the Title. My family was miring down in quick sand with no hope of survival from this nightmare. Jason was in "Cell Block A" (that is where the murderers are located), only he had not murdered anyone. In Cell Block A they wear red and white stripes, symbolizing "Murderer" worst of the worst.
Has the Jury reached a verdict? We have your Honor! Will the defendant please rise....As my son stood there with his life dangling out over a cliff, outside of God, we had no Hope. But at 3:40 in the afternoon, 3rd floor Courtroom at the Coweta County Courthouse, GOD SHOWED UP WITH A "MIRACLE".
The Miracle that our family had been praying for over 10 long months. "We the Jury, find the Defendant, NOT GUILTY!
God spoke to my heart 2 months after the Trial. He said "Jackie, what is it that links these 2 things together (Cell Block A and a Miracle)? What is that Bridge between Cell Block A and that Miracle?" And it HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS...that Bridge is Psalm 91 (God's Shield of Protection Over Our Lives). I had been holding on to and claiming that promise for 10 months and that was the Bridge that God was showing me. I lived in the Book of Psalms for 10 months. Psalms 91 had been my "Life Support" for 10 months, and now it had brought me back to Life!
I am married to a wonderful man. His name is Larry Carpenter. He's my Rock! He is the best husband in the world and the best step-dad the world has ever known. We have four grandchildren: Hannah, Anna Grace, Patience and JJ. But never let me forget: we also have 3 dog children: Chloe' Blackie and Bojangles. LIFE IS GOOD ONCE AGAIN! Thank you Jesus for Psalm 91 (My Bridge to My Miracle) Amen
Jackie Carpenter is a small town girl born and raised in Newnan, Georgia. Having been raised by her loving Christian parents, Jack and Mary Jo Duncan, Jackie and her sister Susie had a beautiful childhood. Spending lots of quality family time participating in church services, church related activities, backyard barbeques, swimming in the creek, walking barefoot through the woods, just having fun. There was no greater childhood than what she experienced in this small town.
Many years later Jackie found herself divorced, raising two sons on her own while working as an Administrative Assistant in Newnan Hospital. The hospital was looking at going into a Joint Venture with Larry Carpenter for Mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) service. Newnan Hospital got MRI service and Jackie got remarried, worked out great for both parties!
Jackie moved to Ellaville, Georgia and became the Office Manager to her husband Larry Carpenter, President/Owner of Diversified Imaging Services. They have been working side by side since 1995. They work hard, and they play hard. They have traveled all over the world and still find themselves honeymooning 16 years later. In 2008 Larry built Jackie's dream house "Carpenter Place" in seclusion behind her parent's home in Newnan, Georgia. It is her "week-end retreat" where she still continues to spend quality time with her family. Now she takes those barefoot walks through the woods with her four grandchildren.
Jackie refers to herself as a "Small town Cinderella". She never knew life could be so good until her Prince Charming showed up at Newnan Hospital. . .and now their plan is to "Live happily ever after".
REVIEWS & PRAISE FOR "The Bridge" By Jackie Carpenter
"From the moment "THE BRIDGE" arrived in my mailbox,
I thought of the book as a special gift.
Along with the book came a gold pin titled Psalm 91,!
"THE BRIDGE" taught me the importance of holding God's eternal and able hand throughout the ordeals of life.
If there is any way you have the chance to read "THE BRIDGE," do read it.
It's a prayerful book from a loving mother's heart"
-- Leola Norman
Love To Read
"Overall, this book was genuine. It even came with a little pin.
There is also an emphasis on trusting in the Lord, along with important Bible quotations from the Book of Psalms. The author even includes a note at the end about accepting Jesus for salvation."
-- Teresa Konopka
Teresa Konopka's Book Reviews
"The Bridge is a book for people who believe in miracles. It is also for people who need to be reminded that during troubling times,
God is not the guilty party. Even devout Christians sometimes need to be reminded that their strength is in the Lord, and The Bridge serves as that reminder."
--Miss Bob Etier
"People of deep religious belief will find it an affirmation. Divine intervention and influence is credited for the strength to get through the ordeal as well as the favorable verdict of not guilty on all counts."
-- Charles Ashbacher
AMAZON TOP 50 REVIEWER
"This powerful story of an accidental death and the unwavering faith of a mother's love and belief in the Psalms will rivet the reader.
If you want to hear about a "miracle" and the effect the power of prayer can have on a family
you will be very interested in this mother's story!"
-- Deb Fowler
AMAZON REVIEWER Rank 136
"The Bridge clearly demonstrates that God still performs miracles in the 21st century. A key point is that when bad things happen it's better to trust God than to blame Him. The story also reveals that it is certainly possible to survive a tragedy without losing faith."
"This is a good, inspirational story... you can absolutely see the conviction in her [Jackie's] heart that God's love and grace alone brought her through this difficult time...
she simply wants to share her miracle with you."
"Anyone going through a struggle that seems desperate or that is facing a sentence that looms inevitable will take courage from reading Jackie Carpenter's account of her son's incarceration and eventual exoneration. She gives God the glory and provides the scriptures that her family clung to throughout this devastating ordeal."
-- Maggie Harding
"This is a story of the power of prayer and unyielding faith. I read this book in a little over an hour, but the message was very powerful. If you haven't read this book, you're missing a great testimony."
--Reading at The Beach
"Jackie Carpenter's faith in her son and in her God is genuine. This comes through clearly in her writing. This is a book that will bring encouragement to anyone who has experienced an injustice in a like or similar circumstance. Heart wrenching and heart warming. A memorable reading experience"
--Richard R. Blake
Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
"As a reader of this true story you will cringe, wonder, worry, but if you are a believer, you will always keep God's love and faith in your mind and body. The book is easy to read but it exudes faith throughout and you will gain that while reading."
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