Crime, Criminals & Redemption
‘Crime, Criminals, and Redemption, What the Bible Says About Certain Crimes and Those Who Commit Them' is an inmate’s guide to redemption, as it displays the corrective and rehabilitative heart of God. It gives inmates a glimpse at what God can do for those we deem unsalvageable, unredeemable, and unworthy of forgiveness. To give you an example, in Matthew 27:15-26, Barabbas was indicted for murder. Yet in Matthew 27:21, the jurors voted to let him go. There are other instances, such as Moses’ manslaughter in Exodus 2:11-15, Peter’s assault with a deadly weapon in Acts 9, and let’s not forget the prostitute that wasn’t charged with child endangerment in 1 Kings 3; to name a few. In certain instances, readers will be given a bird’s eye view of the mitigating circumstances that surrounded each crime, thereby being able to draw their own conclusion of redeemability. The book’s objective is to help inmates take responsibility for their actions while simultaneously walking them through the head and heart work needed to receive redemption. Each chapter has a scripture reference, teaching, and redemptive prayer. It also has a section devoted exclusively to confession which gives inmates an opportunity to align their words with God’s and not with the system.