(Tribune Democrat -Ruth Rice)
“Our Journey of Grace Through Faith” by Jimmy and Tracey Colson-Kensinger of Seward tells the true story of how the couple met and their journeys of faith.
Kensinger made headlines in Johnstown in 1971 when he robbed a bank in downtown Johnstown with a .38-caliber pistol, landing himself on the FBI’s most-wanted list.
Tracey Colson made headlines when she was severely injured in an automobile accident in 1988, which left her a quadriplegic.
The two met when a family member called New Day Inc., where Kensinger was working, to request someone to minister to the family who was caring for Colson.
A growing friendship blossomed into romance, and Kensinger and Colson were married Oct. 15, 1994, at Seward United Methodist Church.
The book details their individual stories from past to present and continues with a series of devotions.
The couple faced a seemingly endless series of trials that tested their faith, but they triumphed through the power of God.
Kensinger began serving as pastor at Montgomery Church of the Brethren in Indiana County in June 2008.
He counsels inmates at the Somerset County Jail as a volunteer for New Day, and, because he’s an ex-con, he is able to connect with them in a way that few can.
The Kensingers are hopeful that their story of how two broken people were brought together and triumphed over adversity will resonate with readers, especially those in pain – physical or otherwise.
Their book is available by contacting Noah’s Ark Publishing Co., 614 Freedom Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15904 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.