In Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero, Ashley Smith together with Stacy Mattingly writes of the ordeal that Ashley went through last March of 2005 in her apartment in Atlanta, Georgia. Ashley was only 27 years old and a widowed mother of a six-year-old girl when she was taken hostage by the courthouse killer Brian Nichols who allegedly murdered a judge, a court reporter, a sheriff’s deputy and an off-duty customs agent. Ashley also shares in this book the details of her traumatic ordeal and how her faith and Rick Warren’s best-selling book The Purpose-Driven Life helped her survive and bring Brian to peacefully surrender. Aside from this, readers will also learn about Ashley’s troubled life, the murder of her husband Mack and how drug addiction almost destroyed her life which was also one of the main reasons why she lost the custody of her daughter Paige.
- “I use this book as a gift for certain people who I know will learn and grow from her story as I did.” – K. Riehle, Amazon Review
- “I read this book at the most needed time in my walk. I am struggling right now and have now renewed faith because Ashley Smith was honest about her story.” – Robert, Amazon Review
- “I am going to have to say that this person literally changed my life and walk with God.” J. Dorantes, Amazon Review
- “This is an amazing story of relationship evangelism, under extreme conditions!” David