Just Mercy

Author: Bryan Stevenson

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 0812994531

Category: Law

Page: 352

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. “[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.”—John Legend NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction • Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction • Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award • Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize • An American Library Association Notable Book “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults)

Author: Bryan Stevenson

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0525580050

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 6176


The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--now a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and the subject of an HBO documentary feature! In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so"--acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom. Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society--the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice. A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson's important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken U.S. justice system. A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE FEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNING A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: "It's really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them." --Salon "A deeply moving collage of true stories. . . . This is required reading." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable." --Booklist, starred review PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION: "Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "Important and compelling." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER "Inspiring and powerful." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM

JUST MERCY - Summarized for Busy People

Author: Goldmine Reads

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 53

View: 4284


This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Bryan Stevenson, a young lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, has the purpose of defending those who desperately need help from the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped far beyond the reach of the criminal justice system. His first case, Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to death for a notorious murder he didn’t commit. This case brought Stevenson into a winding conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship which transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is an unforgettable and personal account of a visionary lawyer’s coming of age—moving as a window of hope for the lives of those he has defended and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Summary and Analysis of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504044762

Category: Social Science

Page: 30

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Bryan Stevenson book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Just Mercy includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Character profiles Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes and analysis Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson: Just Mercy is a heartbreaking—but not entirely hopeless—look inside the American criminal justice system. The guide on this journey to death row, judges’ chambers, and courthouses small and large is Bryan Stevenson, one of the country’s foremost criminal justice reformers and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, the acclaimed legal aid organization based in Montgomery, Alabama. In Stevenson’s chronicle, the only thing standing between death or life imprisonment is an underpaid, overworked lawyer. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

The Victorious Kingdom

Author: Richard Booker

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768487501

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2834


Victory—not gloom and doom! Understanding the Book of Revelation for Today The Book of Revelation is not a book of doom and gloom but rather the story of victory of the Lamb of God and those who follow Him. In this third book in a groundbreaking series, Dr. Richard Booker explains John’s vision within its original historical, literary, and biblical context. Written in Dr. Booker’s usual clear style, The Victorious Kingdom is powerful, prophetic, practical, and personal—ideal for individual or group study. The Victorious Kingdom, shares fresh perspectives that include: Reading Revelation within the context of its biblical Jewish roots Learning the historical and spiritual background of the seven churches (congregations) Learning the influence of Greek mythology and Roman imperial cult worship Understanding the Book of Revelation is a three-volume series that helps you see the future by examining the past: Volume 1–The Overcomers, Volume 2–The Lamb and the Seven-Sealed Scroll, andVolume 3–The Victorious Kingdom.

Racial Terrorism

Author: Marouf A. Hasian Jr.,Nicholas S. Paliewicz

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496831780

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 8715


In December 2018, the United States Senate unanimously passed the nation’s first antilynching act, the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. For the first time in US history, legislators, representing the American people, classified lynching as a federal hate crime. While lynching histories and memories have received attention among communication scholars and some interdisciplinary studies of traditional civil rights memorials exist, contemporary studies often fail to examine the politicized nature of the spaces. This volume represents the first investigation of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum, both of which strategically make clear the various links between America’s history of racial terror and contemporary mass incarceration conditions, the mistreatment of juveniles, and capital punishment. Racial Terrorism: A Rhetorical Investigation of Lynching focuses on several key social agents and organizations that played vital roles in the public and legal consciousness raising that finally led to the passage of the act. Marouf A. Hasian Jr. and Nicholas S. Paliewicz argue that the advocacy of attorney Bryan Stevenson, the work of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), and the efforts of curators at Montgomery’s new Legacy Museum all contributed to the formation of a rhetorical culture that set the stage at last for this hallmark lynching legislation. The authors examine how the EJI uses spaces of remembrance to confront audiences with race-conscious messages and measure to what extent those messages are successful.

Recrudescence

Author: Eddie Bell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728306116

Category: Poetry

Page: 106

View: 4799


Recrudescence: Poems in the Key of Black is an eclectic collection of free-verse work poetry, a journey of blackness in the past and even now. The poems are illustrative—they bring many images to mind and they make intangible concepts feel tangible. The section “Knife” is open and real dealing with the male voyage through prostate cancer and its aftermath and the rawness of postsurgery life. Family, the calm of nature, and an intimate observation of people whose lives hold special meaning give depth to the collection as does the author’s personal insight gathered from living in a complex world. The concluding trilogy “Mama Dear” and the poetic memoir “Hallelujah Anyhow” are the author’s reminiscence about the mother he never knew because of her tragic early death. As one reader of the manuscript wrote, “I felt like I knew your mother . . . you truly captured who she was, her life, her sentiments and showed the effects of her presence and absence.”

The Evangelical Universalist

Author: Gregory MacDonald,Robin A. Parry

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620322390

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 922


-Can an orthodox Christian, committed to the historic faith of the church and the authority of the Bible, be a universalist? -Is it possible to believe that salvation is found only by grace, through faith in Christ, and yet to maintain that in the end all people will be saved? -Can one believe passionately in mission if one does not think that anyone will be lost forever? -Could universalism be consistent with the teachings of the Bible? Gregory MacDonald argues that the answer is yes to all of these questions. Weaving together philosophical, theological, and biblical considerations, MacDonald seeks to show that being a committed universalist is consistent with the central teachings of the biblical texts and of historic Christian theology. This second edition contains a new preface providing the backstory of the book, two extensive new appendices, a study guide, and a Scripture index.

Rethinking Incarceration

Author: Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830887733

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6926


The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.