Do you remember the whole media explosion a while back over Brian Nichols, who held Ashley Smith hostage but released her after she read excerpts from The Purpose Driven Life to him? Everyone oohed and ahhed over the book because it had such an impact on Nichols life, remember? Well, apparently we spoke too soon, as evidenced in this article. I’m not happy with the outcome of his life so far, but I pray that God will truly save his soul, and that God will work in His church a Mark 4:1-20 mindset that does not jump so soon over professions, but seeks true conversion. Just because someone read a book and released a hostage does not mean that they are a Christian.