Redeeming Justice Book

Redeeming Justice


  • Author : Jarrett Adams
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593137826

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Redeeming Justice Excerpt :

“A moving and beautifully crafted memoir.”—SCOTT TUROW “A daring act of justified defiance.”—SHAKA SENGHOR “Nothing less than heroic.”—JOHN GRISHAM He was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now a pioneering lawyer, he recalls the journey that led to his exoneration—and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the many injustices in our legal system. Seventeen years old and facing nearly thirty years behind bars, Jarrett Adams sought to figure out the why behind his fate. Sustained by his mother and aunts who brought him back from the edge of despair through letters of prayer and encouragement, Adams became obsessed with our legal system in all its damaged glory. After studying how his constitutional rights to effective counsel had been violated, he solicited the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, an organization that exonerates the wrongfully convicted, and won his release after nearly ten years in prison. But the journey was far from over. Adams took the lessons he learned through his incarceration and worked his way through law school with the goal of helping those who, like himself, had faced our legal system at its worst. After earning his law degree, he worked with the New York Innocence Project, becoming the first exoneree ever hired by the nonprofit as a lawyer. In his first case with the Innocence Project, he argued before the same court that had convicted him a decade earlier—and won. In this illuminating story of hope and full-circle redemption, Adams draws on his life and the cases of his clients to show the racist tactics used to convict young men of color, the unique challenges facing exonerees once released, and how the lack of equal representation in our courts is a failure not only of empathy but of our collective ability to uncover the truth. Redeeming Justice is an unforgettable firsthand account of the limits—and possibilities—of our country’s system of law.

Redeeming Justice Book

Redeeming Justice


  • Author : Jarrett Adams
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593137819

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Redeeming Justice Excerpt :

"A moving and beautifully crafted memoir."--SCOTT TUROW "A daring act of justified defiance."--SHAKA SENGHOR "Nothing less than heroic."--JOHN GRISHAM He was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Now a pioneering lawyer, he recalls the journey that led to his exoneration--and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the many injustices in our legal system. Seventeen years old and facing nearly thirty years behind bars, Jarrett Adams sought to figure out the why behind his fate. Sustained by his mother and aunts who brought him back from the edge of despair through letters of prayer and encouragement, Adams became obsessed with our legal system in all its damaged glory. After studying how his constitutional rights to effective counsel had been violated, he solicited the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, an organization that exonerates the wrongfully convicted, and won his release after nearly ten years in prison. But the journey was far from over. Adams took the lessons he learned through his incarceration and worked his way through law school with the goal of helping those who, like himself, had faced our legal system at its worst. After earning his law degree, he worked with the New York Innocence Project, becoming the first exoneree ever hired by the nonprofit as a lawyer. In his first case with the Innocence Project, he argued before the same court that had convicted him a decade earlier--and won. In this illuminating story of hope and full-circle redemption, Adams draws on his life and the cases of his clients to show the racist tactics used to convict young men of color, the unique challenges facing exonerees once released, and how the lack of equal representation in our courts is a failure not only of empathy but of our collective ability to uncover the truth. Redeeming Justice is an unforgettable firsthand account of the limits--and possibilities--of our country's system of law.

Juvenile Justice Book

Juvenile Justice


  • Author : Barry Krisberg
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761925019

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Juvenile Justice Excerpt :

Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children debunks myths about juvenile justice in order to achieve an ideal system that would protect vulnerable children and help build safer communities. Author Barry Krisberg assembles broad and up-to-date research, statistical data, and theories on the U.S. juvenile justice system to encourage effective responses to youth crime. This text gives a historical context to the ongoing quest for the juvenile justice ideal and examines how the current system of laws, policies, and practices came into place.

Redeeming Justice Book

Redeeming Justice


  • Author : Suzanne Halliday
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1500442666

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Sometimes ...Happily Ever After comes with a price. Alex Marquez wears many hats. Sometimes he's the slightly patrician Don of a family with deep Spanish roots. Other times he's a brilliant tech-God and CEO of an exclusive security agency. He's also a boss, a musician, and a fierce friend. At the core though he's a former Special Forces Commander, wounded in action, haunted by the heavy burdens of regret and what ifs that linger to this day. For him, personal redemption would never come. Too much darkness, not enough light. And then Meghan O'Brien swoops into his life. She's a ball busting curvy goddess who instantly pushes all Alex's buttons. When ghosts from the past threaten to destroy their relationship, Alex pushes her away. Meghan has a promising life ahead while his was blown to bits in a war zone. Hurt and bewildered, she comes to realize that loving Alex as she did was not a guarantee of an easy future. He had demons and if she took him on, those nightmares and the emotional aftermath were going to be coming along for the ride. Was the redemption Alex sought to be found in her arms? Would finding his soul through the love of another finally send the demons packing and lay the past to rest?

Willpower and Energy  Yogananda s Energisation Exercises Book

Willpower and Energy Yogananda s Energisation Exercises


  • Author : Stephen Sturgess
  • Publisher : Austin Macauley
  • Release Date : 2019-08-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 1788789245

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Willpower and Energy Yogananda s Energisation Exercises Excerpt :

Paramhansa Yogananda's unique spiritual Yoga system of 39 Energisation Exercises can be used to develop your will power by using concentrated attention to draw abundant energy consciously into your body at all times from the eternal limitless Source of Cosmic Energy that is within and around you, recharging it with energy and vitality. With such will power and life energy, you can experience your spiritual subtle nature and positively transform your life. The Energisation Exercises invigorate the mind with vitality and enthusiasm, creating a spiritually elevating influence on one's attitude to daily life. The physical benefits of these exercises are important for keeping your body fit and healthy, but their primary benefit is that their practise strengthens the will power, which is the cornerstone of the science of Raja Yoga and an essential tool for the practice of Kriya.A practical companion to Paramhansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. You have read the story, now practise to get direct experience.

Playing God Book

Playing God


  • Author : Andy Crouch
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830837656

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Playing God Excerpt :

Explores the dynamics of power, discussing how it either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people.

Repair Book

Repair


  • Author : Katherine Franke
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608466269

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Repair Excerpt :

Renewed attention today to a demand for reparations for Black people in this country invites us to turn our attention to the historical context from which that demand originates. Repair takes up that invitation, offering a detailed account of the circumstances that surrounded the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in two unique contexts, the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Davis Bend, Jefferson Davis’ former plantation outside Vicksburg, Mississippi. Repair makes the case for racial reparations in the United States by returning to a time at the end of slavery when many formerly enslaved people were provided land explicitly as a form of reparation, yet after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated that land was stolen back from freed people and given to former slave owners. Thus begins a complicated and volatile fight for justice for Black Americans who have had to demand retribution for the crime of slavery in the US.

Redeeming Love  Movie Tie In  Book
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Redeeming Love Movie Tie In


  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593442944

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Redeeming Love Movie Tie In Excerpt :

"Soon to be major motion picture"--Cover.

Stepmother Book

Stepmother


  • Author : Dorothy C. Bass
  • Publisher : Broadleaf Books
  • Release Date : 2022-04-19
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506478685

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Stepmother Excerpt :

Every year hundreds of thousands of American women become stepmothers. Committing to partners who are already parents, we gain relationships with young people who may--or may not--be pleased by our presence. When Dorothy Bass married a man with a four-year-old daughter, she was hesitant to embrace the title "stepmother," with its many negative cultural associations, and she soon realized she had very little sense of what this new role required of her. In Stepmother, Bass explores the complex emotional, material, and spiritual terrain we share with our stepchildren, and with their other parents. Bringing together insights from sociology, history, clinical studies, and literature, she unpacks practical questions to help readers explore the deeper issues: What is my definition of home? How does this relationship affect all the other relationships in this family? And how do I deal with the emotional triangles of stepfamily life? Bass centers us on the work to be done in our own hearts, where spiritual strength can grow and love can be intentionally built, bringing peace and hope instead of scarcity and competition. By being honest about our own pain and the pain of others, we open ourselves to the love and mercy often born from unexpected relationships. It is here that we make way for constructive family dynamics.

Redeeming the Past Book

Redeeming the Past


  • Author : Michael Lapsley
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608332274

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Redeeming the Past Excerpt :

In 1990, Fr. Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest and monastic from New Zealand, exiled to Zimbabwe because of his anti-apartheid work in South Africa, opened a package and was immediately struck by the blast of an explosion. The bomb suspected to be the work of the apartheid-era South African secret police blasted away both his hands and one of his eyes. His memoir tells the story of this horrendous event, backing up to recount the journey that led him there particularly his rising awareness of the radical social implications of the gospel and his identification with the liberation struggle and then the subsequent journey of the last two decades. Returning to South Africa, Lapsley saw a whole nation damaged by the apartheid era. So he discovered his new vocation to become a wounded healer, drawing on his own experience to promote the healing of other victims of violence and trauma.

Justice Book

Justice


  • Author : Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691146300

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Wide-ranging and ambitious, Justice combines moral philosophy and Christian ethics to develop an important theory of rights and of justice as grounded in rights. Nicholas Wolterstorff discusses what it is to have a right, and he locates rights in the respect due the worth of the rights-holder. After contending that socially-conferred rights require the existence of natural rights, he argues that no secular account of natural human rights is successful; he offers instead a theistic account. Wolterstorff prefaces his systematic account of justice as grounded in rights with an exploration of the common claim that rights-talk is inherently individualistic and possessive. He demonstrates that the idea of natural rights originated neither in the Enlightenment nor in the individualistic philosophy of the late Middle Ages, but was already employed by the canon lawyers of the twelfth century. He traces our intuitions about rights and justice back even further, to Hebrew and Christian scriptures. After extensively discussing justice in the Old Testament and the New, he goes on to show why ancient Greek and Roman philosophy could not serve as a framework for a theory of rights. Connecting rights and wrongs to God's relationship with humankind, Justice not only offers a rich and compelling philosophical account of justice, but also makes an important contribution to overcoming the present-day divide between religious discourse and human rights.

Redeeming Features Book

Redeeming Features


  • Author : Nicholas Haslam
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2009-11-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307273062

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Redeeming Features Excerpt :

From British interior designer Nicholas Haslam, a dazzling and witty account of a frenetic and full life—from the 1940s to the present—in Europe and America, in a crowd of friends and acquaintances that includes virtually all of the cultural icons of our time. Haslam has found himself at the center of some of the most interesting circles wherever he is—at parties, opening nights, royal weddings. In London in the late 1950s he crossed paths—and more—with Cecil Beaton, Francis Bacon, Diana Cooper, Greta Garbo, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, David Bailey, and Noël Coward. A time living in the still unspoiled south of France was an education in everything from the work of Buñuel to the style of toreros like Dominguín and Ordóñez. In Paris he met Jean Cocteau and Janet Flanner, and, in Saint-Tropez, danced with Brigitte Bardot. In the 1960s, in New York, he encountered Dorothy Parker, Cole Porter, Andy Warhol, Jack Kennedy, Joan Didion, and Marilyn Monroe while working in the art department at Vogue and later as art director, following Henry Wolf, at Huntington Hartford’s Show magazine. After Show, Haslam moved to a ranch in Arizona to raise Arabian horses—Truman Capote and John Richardson, among others, came to stay—and he began designing and commuting to Los Angeles to decorate for the stars. Back in England in the 1980s, he worked on David Bailey’s Ritz magazine, attended the wedding of his cousin Diana Spencer, and designed for everyone from the financier James Goldsmith to rock star Bryan Ferry. Redeeming Features is about much more than documenting a life among the celebrated and the eccentric: it is a vivid, at times humorous and moving portrait of a way of life that has all but disappeared. Haslam has an exacting eye for the telling detail and his story is a compelling and wholly fascinating document of our times.

Releasing Prisoners  Redeeming Communities Book

Releasing Prisoners Redeeming Communities


  • Author : Anthony C. Thompson
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814783214

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Releasing Prisoners Redeeming Communities Excerpt :

In the middle of the first decade of the twenty-first century,African Americans made up approximately twelve percent of the United States population but close to forty percent of the United States prison population. Now, in the latter half of the decade, the nation is in the midst of the largest multi-year discharge of prisoners in its history. In Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities, Anthony C. Thompson discusses what is likely to happen to these ex-offenders and why. For Thompson, any discussion of ex-offender reentry is, de facto, a question of race. After laying out the statistics, he identifies the ways in which media and politics have contributed to the problem, especially through stereotyping and racial bias. Well aware of the potential consequences if this country fails to act, Thompson offers concrete, realizable ideas of how our policies could, and should, change.

Eat with Joy Book
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Eat with Joy


  • Author : Rachel Marie Stone
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0830866493

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Eat with Joy Excerpt :

Seeking an antidote to widespread anxiety over food ethics, cultural obesity and more, Rachel Stone calls us to reclaim the joy of eating with gratitude. As we learn to see our daily bread as a gift from above, we find our highest religious and cultural ideals (from the sacramental life to sustainable living) taking shape on a common tabletop.

Law and Leviathan Book
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Law and Leviathan


  • Author : Cass R. Sunstein
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674247536

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Law and Leviathan Excerpt :

Many Americans fear the power of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats--the "deep state." Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule seek to calm those fears by proposing a moral regime to ensure that government rulemakers behave transparently and don't abuse their authority. The administrative state may be a Leviathan, but it can be a principled one.