Laurie Coombs is an author and speaker who is passionate about the topics of forgiveness and redemption.
In 2010, Laurie Coombs was called to love and forgive the man who murdered her father, which led to an exchange of letters between she and Anthony, her father’s murderer. During their correspondence, Laurie was healed from her past wounds, was given grace to forgive Anthony, and witnessed a powerful transformation in Anthony as Jesus brought him to repentance.
Laurie’s story is featured in Billy Graham’s new film, “Heaven,” part of the “My Hope with Billy Graham” series broadcast nationally in an effort to reach people with the message of the gospel.
Laurie writes on her blog to encourage others to draw close to God and follow Jesus despite fear or feelings of resistance. She is passionate about the topic of forgiveness and feels called to share the story God has entrusted to her in hope that, through her testimony, many may receive the freedom she has experienced through Christ. Laurie is a regular contributing writer and blogger for iBelieve.com andCrosswalk.com. Laurie is the author of Letters from My Father’s Murderer: A Journey of Forgiveness (Kregel, June 27, 2015) and a contributor to the NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World (Zondervan, September 22, 2015).
With a background in teaching, Laurie is a passionate speaker on the issues of forgiveness, redemption, and the blessings associated with following Jesus. Though Laurie’s writing and speaking ministry continues to grow with each passing day, she remains committed to her primary calling to love her husband and children well––something she values highly. She and her husband, Travis, make their home in Nevada along with their two daughters, Ella and Avery. Together, she and her family are adopting two little ones from Ethiopia (three and five years old)!