Abby Johnson thought she knew what mercy was when she ushered desperate women toward abortion as the director of a Planned Parenthood facility. She was wrong. It wasn't until she understood the blood on her hands that she personally experienced the power of God's fierce yet tender mercy to transform her life. But she never imagined what could happen once she allowed that very mercy to infiltrate her life and spill out into a hurting world.
In Fierce Mercy, Abby calls you to experience a transformation of your own. Against the backdrop of her first decade involved in the pro-life movement, Abby helps you discover God's unrestrained mercy at work in your own life and take steps toward becoming a channel of that life-changing mercy in the world around you. She shows you how to model God's mercy, freely offer mercy to those who seem undeserving, respond with mercy when others err or offend, and bear witness to God's unrestrained compassion so that others may know him.
This is Abby's challenge to you: dare to do what is hard, what is right, and what is good. And do all of it in love.
"I knew Abby Johnson for eight years before her conversion. Having had a front-row seat during her journey, I know our world needs Fierce Mercy. Abortion is the gravest evil of our time, and this must-read book shares the reality that no heart, no soul, is ever lost. Transformation is possible, conversion is possible, salvation is possible. A culture of death can only be conquered by mercy. Read this book and allow God to use you as an instrument of his mercy and love."
-Shawn Carney, Co-founder, CEO of 40 Days for Life
"What do the survivor of a failed abortion attempt and a former abortion clinic manager have in common? More than you can imagine. Reading Abby Johnson's book Fierce Mercy left me nodding my head in agreement, time and time again, with lessons learned in life and in ministry and through examples of God's great mercy on each of us and how we're called to live that out accordingly."
-Melissa Ohden, Founder, The Abortion Survivors Network
"Far from giving permission for evil, mercy fiercely destroys it and frees us from its grasp. I have been blessed to see the story of this book firsthand, not only in ministering to Abby but also in ministering to so many like her since 1993. I want to thank her for putting a spotlight on mercy, including how it transformed her, how she has led others to it, and how it is a road map for our movement."
-Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
"Abby's story of redemption should give hope to anyone who feels that God's mercy is out of reach in their life. God's mercy is an undeserved gift given out of boundless love, and Abby has responded by telling that story in hopes it will reach those who need it most. From the personal stories of those who have dedicated their lives to saving the least of these, we can learn a lot about overcoming the defeatist messages of an industry committed to profiting from the deaths of the innocent."
-Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America
"Abby Johnson experienced a profound conversion, as related in the book and movie Unplanned. But what followed that conversion has been Abby's most important work: inspiring millions, launching game-changing ministries, galvanizing the pro-life movement, and transforming lives around the world. I've personally witnessed Abby's story unfold and am continually inspired by what God can accomplish through a life radically reoriented to him. Inside these pages, you may even discover how he can use you to change the world."
-David Bereit, Co-founder of 40 Days for Life