Carol Kent remembers encountering an emotionally broken woman while visiting her son in prison. Listen to the full program here.

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Carol Kent

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Carol Kent is a popular public speaker who has addressed audiences around the world. She is the founder and director of the Speak Up Conference, an organization that equips speakers and writers, and the co-founder (along with her husband, Gene) of Speak Up for Hope, a ministry for inmates and their families. Carol has been a featured guest in major media outlets and has authored more than 20 books including Waiting Together: Hope and Healing for Families of Prisoners, A New Kind of Normal, When I Lay My Isaac Down, and her latest, He Holds My Hand: Experiencing God's Presence and Protection. Learn more about Carol at her website,