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  • Executing Grace
  • Shane Claiborne
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  • 18 May 2020
  • 9780062347374

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characters Executing Grace free read Executing Grace 106 download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Shane Claiborne R even practical punishment for convicted prisoners In this thought provoking work Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contrast between punitive justice and restorative justice uestioning our notions of fairness revenge and absolutionUsing an historical lens to frame his argument Claiborne draws on testimonia. Absolutely fantastic Filled to bursting with grace tempered with realism breathing hope Do yourself a favor and as you read it take a moment on every new page to read aloud the names of the executed that scroll along the bottom Look them up when a name catches your attention Pray for them their families and the victims of the crimes they were executed for Pray for the end of the death penalty in America Carl Webers Kingpins uestioning our notions of fairness revenge and absolutionUsing an historical lens to frame his argument Claiborne draws on testimonia. Absolutely fantastic Filled to bursting with grace tempered with realism breathing hope Do yourself a favor and as you read it take a moment on every new page to read aloud the names of the executed that scroll along the bottom Look them Captive Embraces Captive #2 up when a name catches your attention Pray for them their families and the victims of the crimes they were executed for Pray for the end of the death penalty in America

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characters Executing Grace free read Executing Grace 106 download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Shane Claiborne In this reasoned exploration of justice retribution and redemption the champion of the new monastic movement popular speaker and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penaltyThe Bible says an eye for an eye But is the state’s taking of a life true o. This is one of those books I wish I could make everyone read

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characters Executing Grace free read Executing Grace 106 download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Shane Claiborne Ls and examples from Scripture to show how the death penalty is not the ideal of justice that many believe Not only is a life lost so too is the possibility of mercy and grace In Executing Grace he reminds us of the divine power of forgiveness and evokes the fundamental truth of the Gospel that no one even a criminal is beyond redemptio. I ll tell you right off the bat the only thing that I disliked about this book was the fact that it had to end That s saying something I have a degree in Criminal Justice and so when I read a book about the death penalty or the criminal justice system the bar to impress me is pretty darn high Not to mention I ve done a lot of reading and investigation about the death penalty over the years It s always had kind of a macabre fascination with it I remember when I was younger I d read about it from the college textbooks that my dad would bring home I ve also written two position papers on it one in high school and one in college at Weber State In high school I was for it but by the time I hit college especially the second time around I was done with it If you ve read blogs of mine on this issue you ll know why I loved this bookIf you re not familiar with Shane Claiborne he s a Christian activistauthor the Director of Red Letter Christians and the founding member of The Simple Way a radical faith community in inner city Philadelphia Shane is one of those people who thinks that all those things that Jesus said about loving your neighbor and loving your enemies weren t just suggestions and that we ought to try to live those words He and others like Craig Greenfield really inspire mePart of the premise of this book is to evaluate why Christians in America seem to love the death penalty As he says the death penalty has not survived in spite of Christians but because of us That s really kind of sad Why would we support the legalized murder of another human being After all our Lord and Savior was executed by the state so why should we be in favor of thatTo answer this Claiborne dives head first into the Bible to explore the scripture and theology from the Old Testament and the New that is used to justify the Death Penalty Of course anyone with a passing familiarity with the Bible knows about the death penalty in the Old Testament which touts An eye for an eye and all of those things in the Law of Moses that can get you executed However when you really start to dig into it the Old Testament as bloody and violent as it often is doesn t record all that many executions After all why didn t God execute Cain after he murdered Abel In fact God actually protected Cain from those who would take vengeance on him Genesis 4 15 16 Moses murdered a man and wasn t executed Same thing with King David If God was really all about the death penalty why weren t these men killed for their high crimes Claiborne gets into this and also discusses the history and theology of An eye for an eye as well as Romans 13 which is often used as a justification for the death penalty in the New Testament Spoiler Alert both Claiborne and the early church fathers read that passage very differentlyClaiborne then moves onto some of the theology behind the Atonement of Christ on the Cross and a discussion about how the Crucified Christ became a symbol of solidarity and hope with the African American community that suffered through the lynch mobs of the late 19th and early 20th centuries It s one of the most powerful parts of the book and really helps to strengthen his case for Christians to be against the death penaltyWith his theological underpinnings discussed and his case made he switches gears to the death penalty in the modern United States and how we administer it The facts he presents are damning There are around 3000 inmates awaiting execution in the USA Meanwhile 156 death row inmates have been exonerated and found innocent since 1973 Of course it would be dumb to think that our courts have caught all the errors and it s a certainty that we have executed innocent people in the United States The United States is 5th in the world in executions performed every year behind only China Iran Saudi Arabia and Ira Hardly the kind of company we want to keep Meanwhile since 1976 928 percent of executions have taken place in just 15 of the 50 states largely in the Bible Belt Also 85% of US counties have not executed anyone in the last 45 years and 80% of counties in America have no one on their state s death row In fact if we took out Texas Oklahoma Missouri Florida Georgia Alabama and Mississippi then we d be left with very few executions in the USA every year Meanwhile polls are starting to show that when presented with an alternative like life in prison a majority of Americans are now against the death penalty Could the death penalty be dyingClaiborne hopes so and so do I Throughout the book he recounts the horrors of botched executions cases where people who were almost certainly innocent have been executed stories of former wardens and prison officials who are forever haunted by their participation in the machinery of death and of many MANY people who are working to defeat this sentence and save people from state approved homicideOf course you wouldn t be blamed for thinking but what about the victims and their families Shouldn t they have a say somewhere in here Yes Claiborne says they should However he spends a whole chapter talking about how actually uite a few families of victims are against the death penalty and about how some of them have even been threatened by the state for daring to speak out against it It s not as black and white as it looks Life isn t usually that way and death almost never isHowever perhaps the most moving parts of the book are the personal stories that Claiborne shares throughout it These are real stories of grace radical grace There are stories of murderers finding forgiveness and grace of victims moving beyond pain and violence to reach out and extend that grace to criminals and about men and women who have still gone to their deaths after receiving that grace for themselvesI have to give this book 5 stars I really think that every Christian every person of faith should read it I think if you do you ll be hard pressed to come away from it without at least having your opinions and thoughts on the death penalty truly challenged