Just Mercy: An All-Church Read

Our Social Justice Team is inviting us into an all-church common read this Spring!

The selected book is: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Delaware native Bryan Stephenson.

[This is 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 machinations, 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 justice.

We will be holding discussions about the book in April, times and format to be decided based on interest — so please stay tuned! In the meantime, you can get a copy of Just Mercy at your local library, or your preferred retailer. Or click here to purchase a copy at Amazon. OR – Contact Rev. Greg who has a few copies to lend!

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