This gripping story about the first woman executed in Texas in over one hundred years draws on accounts from family, prisoners, government officials, and friends to show how God used a remarkable woman to reach countless lives with a message of redemption and joy. Linda Strom, Tucker's spiritual advisor and close friend for eleven years, includes photographs as well as excerpts from Tucker's letters and interviews. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Reflects how the criminal justice system defines crimes committed by women in a particular gendered context. Atwell offers an analysis of the legal and popular cultural circumstances that determine why a small number of women are sentenced to death, and provides an account of how eleven came to be subjected to the ultimate punishment. From publisher description.
Poems of a Poetic Voice was derived out of my inspiration to write poems during various times. Some of the poems are a collection of poems of different events and things which I have encountered, dreamed, inspired others with, imagined, or words which came to my mind and spirit and was expressed through writing. These poems are valuable in my thoughts and life which led me to express my artistic talent through this book.
Synced is an inspiring book that shows how the power of prayer looks in our ordinary lives when we stay connected to the heart of Jesus. Using the Lord’s Prayer as anchor points, Synced includes additional gospel passages that encourage us to emulate the way Jesus lived His life in step with the Father through prayer. Also included are real-life stories of people living connected to the heart of Jesus, finding themselves in the right place at the right time. Be inspired to live connected.
With nearly 150,000 books sold, Christian counselor June Hunt has fast become a favorite for readers seeking biblical counsel for their problems. In How to Rise Above Abuse, June offers compassionate, practical guidance for the tough issues of verbal and emotional abuse, spouse abuse, childhood sexual abuse, rape recovery, victimization, and spiritual abuse. Readers will learn the definitions, characteristics, and causes that, once understood, empower them to take steps toward lasting solutions. They’ll find out how to... identify and deal with unresolved anger, grief, or pain rely on Christ for strength when they have none forgive their offender and help other victims regain confidence, hope, and peace for the future place complete trust in God at all times Only the Lord Jesus Christ can heal broken hearts. This book for counselors and counselees will show how those who are hurting can yield to His care.
In 1787, Benjamin Rush cautioned that public punishments were dangerous to the social and legal authority of the new nation. For Rush, irrepressible human sentiments all but guaranteed that public punishments would turn spectators against the institutions responsible for the punishments. Although public executions of criminals ended early in the 19th century, debate over the morality of capital punishment has continued to this day. In this unique and fascinating glimpse into public reactions to prominent executions, from colonial times to the 1990s, Kristin Boudreau focuses on the central role of populist, often ephemeral literary forms in shaping attitudes toward capital punishment. Surveying popular poems, ballads, plays, and novels, she shows that, at key times of social unrest in American history, many Americans have felt excluded by the political and legal processes, and have turned instead to inexpensive literary forms of expression in an attempt to change the course of history. Among the significant capital cases that the author discusses are: the Haymarket anarchist trial of 1886; the lynching of Leo Frank in 1914; the murder of Emmett Till in 1955 and its effects on the Civil Rights movement; Norman Mailer's treatment of the Gary Gilmore case in the 1979 novel, The Executioner's Song; and the 1998 execution of Karla Faye Tucker, a convicted murderer who became a born-again Christian on death row. In the concluding chapter, Boudreau examines contemporary writers, musicians, actors, and other artists who are using their artistic media to influence official policies of states that permit capital punishment. By examining these neglected texts, Boudreau brings to light a compelling story about ordinary Americans fighting an entrenched legal system at times of great national crisis.
Our instinct is to rally to the aid of someone in need, but we are often stopped by the reality of our own inabilities and fears. We may back away because of two important questions: Will I know what to say or do? and How can I actually help? Lynda Elliott teaches readers how to help others when the inevitable flashpoints explode in their lives-and how to do it without catching the emotional shrapnel. How can we help people through the crises of life without getting hurt ourselves? From her years as a social worker, Elliott teaches two absolutes: First, what readers need to know about helping people who are angry, depressed, fearful, grieving, betrayed, tempted, guilty, abused, bitter, sick, discouraged, or simply stuck somehow in life; and second, how readers can take care of themselves while helping others through some of life's toughest times. How Can I Help? encourages counselors, church leaders, and anyone with a hurting neighbor or friend. Its thought-provoking questions and recommended Scriptures for additional study make it an ideal resource for individuals and small groups.
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This unique spiritual journal offers an in-depth look at what God's Word says about His grace and mercy. More than just a journal, Stones from the River of Mercy offers daily Scriptures and thought-provoking questions that will help you reflect on your own experiences of His mercy. In addition to providing a place for you to write your own stories, the journal shares inspiring anecdotes and gives you space to write prayer requests?and answers. At the end of this seventeen-week journey, you will have tangible reminders of God's faithfulness that will encourage you to "keep on keeping on" in both good times and tough times. Stones from the River of Mercy is a companion book to Stories from the River of Mercy, in which author, singer, and popular speaker Sheila Walsh shares the story of her relationship with her late mother-in-law, a relationship that taught both women much about God's grace and mercy. sheila believes that every woman has similar stories. With her book and this journal, you will discover those stories and create a memorial to His river of mercy as it flows through your life.
Presents the stories of ten members of a national anti-death penalty group, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation, describing what led them to choose forgiveness for the killers of their loved ones instead of revenge.
Current Comment has been one of the most popular features of United Church News, the national newspaper of the United Church of Christ. Evan Golder, the paper's first editor, has compiled his best columns into one heartfelt volume of pieces that best illustrates the enduring values of UCC. The book is organized by the 6 pages of the newspaper, and Golder offers a fresh essay that comments on the editorial character of each page.
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and Murder of the Banker's Daughter comes the historical true crime short, Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner.