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On December 20, 1974, 10-year-old Chris Carrier was kidnapped.

Before that day was over, Chris would be stabbed repeatedly, shot in the head and then left to die in the Florida Everglades.

And yet, that was not the most shocking and unthinkable thing that would happen to Chris Carrier.

This is the God story of what happened after December 20, 1974 when, decades later, Chris Carrier’s one turned out to be the man who had once tried to kill him.

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“Kidnapped: A God Story” is more than just a true crime podcast with an impossible-to-believe ending. This is a tool you can use to start gospel conversations with your one. Listen to “Kidnapped: A God Story” and then share it with someone you know who needs to hear and understand the peace and the joy that can only be found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Because portions of this true story may be frightening for younger listeners, we recommend parents listen first before sharing with their children.


It would be reasonable to expect that being kidnapped, stabbed, shot in the head and then left to die in the Florida Everglades would forever be the defining event in the life of Chris Carrier. But that is not what happened.

Episode 1: I Met a Man

Chris Carrier remembers the Coral Gables, Florida, neighborhood where he grew up as “very Norman Rockwell.” But then on December 20, 1974, while walking home from school, he met a man.

Episode 2: Left for Dead

This a story about the lies little boys believe and a story about an ice pick and a pistol and finally, an alligator-infested swamp.

Episode 3: The Six Days of Christmas

Their son had been kidnapped and after almost an entire week of zero leads, the Carrier family was about to give up hope. This was their nightmare before Christmas.

Episode 4: High Anxiety

With Chris’ attacker still on the loose, police guarded the Carrier house 24-7. And yet, for a 10-year-old boy who was now always imagining “that man coming to finish what he’d started,” peace of mind was impossible to find.
Episode 7: This Is Why

Everything that happened to Chris Carrier, from December 20, 1974, up until right now, happened for a reason.

From December 1974 to "exceptionally cleared", these are the images that, as Chris says, tell a story that's "not mine.. I'm just blessed to share it in first person. It's God's story.

Next Steps

Maybe this story of how God’s love can reach anyone, anywhere has helped you see there’s nothing in life so bad that Jesus’ love can’t save you. You can have the same life-changing relationship with Jesus as Chris and David.

Find next steps to new life in Jesus