Extended Audio Sample

Download The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace Audiobook, by John Ramsey Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ramsey Narrator: John Ramsey Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781611132403
Regular Price: $19.98 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

The untold story of how John Ramsey survived unspeakable tragedy and learned to hope again.

Like the biblical Job, John Ramsey had it all-wealthy, social position, a loving family. And like Job, Ramsey was destined for great affliction, as many of the most precious things in his life were cruelly taken from him.

First came the death of his eldest daughter in a car accident in 1992. Then, four years later, his beloved six-year-old, JonBenét, was murdered; Ramsey was the one who discovered her body, concealed in the basement of his family's home. The case drew international media attention, and-compounding Ramsey's woe-suspicion unfairly focused on Ramsey and his wife, Patsy. Although they were ultimately cleared of any connection with the crime, Ramsey's sorrows did not end. In 2006, Patsy died, at 49, of ovarian cancer.

In this remarkable audiobook, Ramsey reveals how he was sustained by faith during the long period of spiritual darkness, and he offers hope and encouragement to others who suffer tragedy and injustice.

Download and start listening now!

BK_HACH_000827

Quotes & Awards

  • Part memoir, part murder mystery and part diatribe, this book targets socially conservative Christians, but much of its content will undoubtedly engender sympathy in a broader audience. . . .As we read their account of the hellishness of their lives since their daughter's murder, we realize that nothing about this situation has ever been fair and simply mourn that they had occasion to write this book at all. Publishers Weekly on The Death of Innocence

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Martin | 1/26/2014

    " This is a good review of a number of religious and philosophical issues involving loss and grief. It is very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marnie | 12/23/2013

    " so much sadness in one family's life. i have to appreciate his willingness to share his side of the story considering how villified he was by multitudes of people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Courville | 12/16/2013

    " Very very glad I read this book.. John Ramsey takes you to the core of their family pain and shares with the reader how he made it back..it's incredibly sad and inspiring at the same time.. He's honest and very forth coming, it left me with a sense of peace "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/12/2013

    " You thought you knew suffering and true inner strength and then you read this book by John Ramsey. If a man who has gone through such suffering can find his way to "the other side of suffering", anyone can. An inspiration! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandee | 10/28/2013

    " A very inspiring book. Regardless of what you think you know about the case the inside view I to the families life was very interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 10/16/2013

    " A truly incredible story of courage, perseverance and faith. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki Seymour | 9/30/2013

    " After reading , I no longer think they had a part in her death . His story is one of growing in faith , and learning to accept . I hope I live long enough to know what happened to that sweet baby and watch justice be served . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seena | 9/2/2013

    " So glad to read this book and learn about the family. So much of the story was omitted, and the parents have suffered greatly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 8/17/2013

    " This is a long book, but if you have an interest in the case or just a need to understand how much God helps in times of great distress, this is a must read. John was eventually cleared and officially declared innocent. He has been through so much and is a stronger man for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 8/6/2013

    " I started this book out of curiosity and have found out so much more about JonBenet's father and his faith walk. Through this horrible event, Mr. Ramsey seeks out God and doesn't falter with his faith. Very powerful and a guide for those suffering loss.(less) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 5/3/2013

    " John shared many things I didn't already know from his previous book. I never believed he and Patsy had anything to do with Jonbenet's death "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/27/2013

    " No stunning insights here... just good solid Biblical wisdom from a man who has walked through the valley of the shadow of death in front of the international media - and come out with great humility. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/8/2013

    " Amazingly honest and inspiring. Mr. Ramsey truly found Amazing Grace through more than one senseless tragedy. Highly recommended, especially for anyone suffering tragic loss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 12/18/2012

    " It was definitely food for thought "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 9/17/2012

    " This was a very inspiring book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 9/14/2012

    " This book was very raw and truthful. I read things the media portrayed and it was enlightening to read this from a first person point of view. Their family has seen so much tragedy and it was nice to read of their strength and see their happiness now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 6/12/2012

    " A truly inspiring book. John Ramsey writes openly about what he has endured over the years with the loss of his daughters and his wife and how his maturing faith in God has given him strength. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

John Ramsey was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1943. He attended Michigan State University and graduated with a master’s degree. In 2009, he completed discipleship training at YWAM’s University of the Nations. The suffering in his life has given Ramsey a unique platform to speak to other suffering people, offering them encouragement and hope. He now considers this his calling and a way to serve God. He is the proud father of his surviving children Melinda, John Andrew, and Burke.