The Convict Christ: What the Gospel Says about Criminal Justice
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The Convict Christ: What the Gospel Says about Criminal Justice

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An inmate for life, Jens Soeing tells stories of prison lif that are shocking ans inspiring. He confronts us with Jesus' challenge to love not only the least amongst us but those who are perceived as the worst amongst us.
Paperback, 138 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Orbis Books
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Jens Soering's little book is a personal plea from prison reform from a prisoner serving a dual life sentence but Soering does not plead his own case. Rather, he reflects on the Christian gospels and on the current situation of prisoners in the US penal system. This book is unsettling, a product of deep reflection on Scripture. Highly recommended, especially to anyone who does not think about prison or our criminal justice system, or anyone who thinks things are just fine and dandy.
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Prison reform advocated and convicted double murderer.

Soering has been imprisoned since 1986 for a double murder of ther parents of his girlfriend in Virginia, USA. Söring claims he took the blame for his girlfriend and an other mom, thinking he had diplomaric immunity. Söring denies having committed the crime.

In jail Soering has written books about prison reform and his case.
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One Day in the Life of 179212: Notes from an American Prison Church of the Second Chance: A Faith-Based Approach to Prison Reform An Expensive Way to Make Bad People Worse: An Essay on Prison Reform from an Insider's Perspective The Way of the Prisoner: Breaking the Chains of Self Through Centering Prayer and Practice Nicht schuldig! : Wie ich zum Opfer der US-Justiz wurde

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