If you remember a story in 2005 about a woman being held hostage in her apartment overnight by an escaped prisoner, then this book and movie will surely peak your interest!
CAPTIVE is based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation. It's a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols is on the run as an escaped prisoner, he is desperate to make contact with his newborn son. In desperation, he takes recovering meth addict, Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment. Ashley turns to Rick Warren's best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life and while reading aloud, she and her would be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect with hope.
I'm always amazed at how the meeting of two unlikely people can result in such a dramatic and life changing experience. I truly believe that everything happens for a purpose, and this story is a great example of that belief. Without the awful situation, Ashley would not have had the chance to make a change and become the person and mother that she wanted to be.