Edges of Truth: The Mary Weaver Story
Mary Weaver tries to save the life of 11-month-old Melissa Mathes, but the baby dies after being in Mary’s care. The autopsy reveals severe head injuries that were inflicted 7 to 10 days before the baby’s death, but Mary is accused of first-degree murder. Steve Brennecke, a young lawyer and a friend of Mary’s, takes the case. He is convinced of Mary’s innocence and sets out to clear Mary’s name and keep this young mother out of prison.
Mary’s case splits the medical community. One group of doctors, eager to stamp out child abuse, insists the baby had to be shaken and slammed during the time Mary was alone with her. Another group believes scientific evidence points away from Mary. The jury doesn’t know what to think. Dr. Ruth Ramsey calls this true story “a frightening wake-up call for anyone who is ever involved in childcare.” Edges of Truth is an account of justice gone wrong, the fight to clear an innocent woman’s name, and the community who supported her.
(Companion Bible Study to Edges of Truth)
If God is in control, why are our lives such a disaster? This study looks at the lives of Jeremiah, Jonah, Joseph, Paul and Job and how they survived their personal disasters. It challenges you to think through the “why?” questions and see God in a fresh way. It is also designed to be a companion book to Edges of Truth: The Mary Weaver Story, the true story of an innocent woman accused of murdering a baby she cared for. This 10-week study is designed for group Bible studies or personal reflection.