On March 6, 2016, Pastor Tim Remington was shot six times by a man who thought he was stopping an alien from Mars. Author Amy Joy Hess recounts his miraculous survival story, his ultimate return to his church, and the people whose lives he impacted in her new book, Gun Shot Witness: The Tim Remington Story.
After being shot, Tim survived blood loss, multiple surgeries, a saddle clot, an infection, and a stroke. He made an incredible recovery, and it only spurred on his belief that God still works miracles. Tim Remington and his wife, Cindy, founded Cataldo Lighthouse Ministries, a church that welcomed drug addicts and victims of abuse and offered them a second chance at life. In addition to Tim's story, Gun Shot Witness highlights a few of the people who overcame their hardships with the help of the church. It also dives into the psychology behind Tim's attacker, Kyle Odom, who was struggling mentally and spiritually.
"People are desperate for God to do real things in their lives," Amy Joy says. "They are desperate to hear from Him. This book gives them hope that He really does care about them and He can do anything. It's encouraging to know that if God can save Tim from six large, brutal bullets, then He can protect any of us. He can save any of us and turn our lives into beautiful things"
Amy Joy Hess spoke extensively with Tim Remington and the members of his church while writing his story to accurately and extensively relay their experiences. Accompanied by news clippings and photos, Gun Shot Witness is easy to understand without losing the details. It leaves the reader with a message of hope, inspiration, and perseverance.