#1 New York Times Bestseller | 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 Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book 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 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. Praise for Just Mercy “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 “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
This Collection bundles all three of Jan Watson’s Troublesome Creek novels into one e-book for a great value! #1 Troublesome Creek: A charming historical novel set in the late 1800s. Born and raised in the hills of Kentucky, Laura “Copper” Grace loves the wilderness of her home in Troublesome Creek. But when her stepmother threatens to send her away to boarding school to become a lady, Copper faces the possibility of losing everything that is precious to her. Copper must come to terms with her family and discover the true meaning of home. Nothing can drag her off the mountain, until the day she realizes that God has other plans for her life. #2 Willow Springs: The year is 1883 and following a whirlwind courtship, seventeen-year-old Copper Brown finds herself living in the bustling city of Lexington, KY, far away from her beloved mountain home, newly married to a man she barely knows. Having been raised to put her trust in God, Copper sets out to find a purpose for this new life that she’d never imagined. #3 Torrent Falls: The year is 1888; Copper is a young widow with a baby trying to make a go of the ramshackle farm she received from her father in Troublesome Creek. Copper’s life seems as dilapidated as the farm as she struggles to come to terms with her shattered world. Desperate to rekindle the easy faith she had as a child, she searches for peace and God’s direction in the serenity of the Kentucky mountains. Further complicating her life is a budding romance with John Pelfrey, Copper’s long ago sweetheart. Once sure she could never love again, Copper gives her heart to John only to face betrayal. A skilled midwife, Copper is challenged in many ways as she ministers to the women of eastern Kentucky. Always a believer, Copper still has much to learn as she grows in wisdom and in faith.
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David C Cook
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in Torrent, the third and final book in the River of Time series. Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times. But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever—even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life … and death.
When Donal, the eighteen-year-old crown prince of Topal, finds on the river bank an object with a cryptic message, he knows that somehow it has come from across the wide, raging river that separates his kingdom from the land on the other side. He devises an ingenious梐nd dangerous梬ay to cross the torrent and discovers a culture opposite to his own. The women hunt, farm, herd and rule while the men must care for children, keep house and prepare meals. He also meets Lacia, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, who detests his immodest outfit of doublet and hose, the type of costume she wears, and insists that he wear a gown while in Lona. Donal persuades her to visit Topal but she is so disturbed by what she perceives as injustice that she soon returns to her own country. However, the brief contact between the two countries leads to social revolution on both sides of the torrent as the members of each oppressed sex resolve to better themselves.
Author: Michael Donnelly
Release Date: 2010
Genre: God (Christianity)
The author, an eighteen year old student, was inspired to write about the message of Divine Mercy while he was on pilgrimage in Medugorje. He gives fresh and revealing insights into the deepest aspects of Christianity and Catholicism. After the scandals in the Catholic Church recently, this book gives us the hope and the assurance that the Church is still a vibrant place with 'mercy' as its message. This is a must-read for everyone. Here are some of the insights of this young boy: 'In this book, you are not going to find the answers to all of the philosophical problems in the world and you're not going to find the answers to all of the problems that the world is facing. But you may just find God and, with him, we can face all of these problems together.' 'I believe that mercy is what gives love its beauty...If God's love was without the quality of mercy then God would fail to be God because God is love. That is why Divine Mercy is more than just a devotion; Divine Mercy is God.'
We need hope in our world. Flowing forth from the Heart of Jesus is a torrent of mercy that is the source of this much-needed hope. Mike Pacer helps readers to discover how in God's mercy we find a reason for joy here on earth and expectation for eternal joy in Heaven. Mike's engaging and straightforward approach sheds light on the following: The merciful and loving God revealed in the Old Testament Jesus Christ as the source of mercy and reason for hope The hope imparted through the message of Divine Mercy given to St. Faustina Mary's role as the Mother of Mercy and Hope Hope is not merely a feeling, but also an action through which our lives are transformed. Mike Pacer provides practical suggestions on how we can live more joyful lives through being merciful to others and receiving mercy ourselves.