Church of the Second Chance
A Faith Based Approach to Prison Reform
By (author) Jens Soering
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Church of the Second Chance by Jens Soering
Book DescriptionWhen we draw inspiration from "the great cloud of witnesses" to the Christian faith (Hebrews 12:1), we often forget that many of those witnesses were people we might shun and condemn if we met them today: namely, convicts and criminals. In his fourth book, Jens Soering demonstrates that, despite committing or abetting theft, murder and even terrorism, figures like Adam and Eve, Samson and Paul were raised to places of honour in what we might call the Church of the Second Chance. In fact, the stories of these biblical outlaws contain the clues to solving a social crisis that has been building for over thirty years: the problem of America's prisons. Today, criminal justice experts and legislators are struggling to fix the public health and safety disasters resulting from mass incarceration in the United States. THE CHURCH OF THE SECOND CHANCE explains how victims, offenders and society at large can heal through the careful, considered and Christian application of the same key that freed Moses, David and others to do great things after they broke the law. Each chapter begins with a fruitful Bible study, goes on to examine a crucial problem besetting our jails and penitentiaries and ends with an interview that demonstrates how people are working today, in and out of prison, to apply God's word to our own lives and times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590561126
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Lantern Books,US
Publisher: Lantern Books,US
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jens Soering
One Day in the Life of 179212, Paperback (January 2013)
Told with dry humour, One Day in the Life of 179212 provides an hour-by-hour survey of everyday life in an American medium-security facility with all of its attendant hardships, contradictions and even revelations.
Convict Christ, Paperback (May 2006)View all books by Jens Soering
Written by an inmate for life, this book tells stories of prison life that are shocking and inspiring. Confronting us with Jesus' challege to love not only the least amongst us but also those who are perceived as the worst amongst us, it is aimed at people interested in what goes on behind the walls of our nation's prisons.
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