Trust First

Trust First


  • Author: Bruce Deel & Sara Grace
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 1578168 Bytes


If we choose to trust unconditionally, how many lives could we change?When Pastor Bruce Deel took over the Mission Church in the 30314 zip code of Atlanta, he had orders to shut it down. The church was old and decrepit, and its neighborhood--known as "Better Leave, You Effing Fool," or "the Bluff," for short--had the highest rates of crime, homelessness, and incarceration in Georgia. Expecting his time there to only last six months, Deel was not prepared for what happened next. One Sunday, he was approached by a woman he didn't know. "I've been hooking and stripping for fourteen years," she said. "Can you help me?"Soon after, Bruce founded an organization called City of Refuge rooted in the principle of radical trust. Other nonprofits might drug test...

Two Children Behind A Wall

Two Children Behind A Wall


  • Author: Catherine Laylle
  • Release Date : 2011-12-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • File Size: 2614914 Bytes


In 1984, Catherine Laylle, a Frenchwomen living in London, met and married a German medical student, Dieter the couple had two sons, Alexander and Constantin. When, however, at Dieter's insistence, they moved back to his home town in Germany, the marriage began to fall apart. Dieter refused to get a job, Catherine found living with his family oppressive and eventually, she returned to London with the children. The boys spent term time with their mother, holidays with their father - until the summer of 1994, when Dieter decided that his sons should be raised as Germans and, with the support of the local judge, defied the London court ruling that gave Catherine custody. Catherine went to the courts in London , Germany and the Hague - but it seemed ...

Just Mercy
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

Just Mercy


  • Author : Bryan Stevenson
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812994537


Just Mercy Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • 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’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.”—John Legend NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • 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 Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a l...

Just Mercy  Adapted for Young Adults
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Just Mercy Adapted for Young Adults


  • Author : Bryan Stevenson
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525580058


Just Mercy Adapted for Young Adults Book Description :

The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and now the subject of an HBO documentary feature! In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so"--acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom. Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society--the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discri...

Just Mercy  Movie Tie In Edition

Just Mercy Movie Tie In Edition


  • Author : Bryan Stevenson
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593133934


Just Mercy Movie Tie In Edition Book Description :

The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice....

Just Mercy

Just Mercy


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release Date : 2016-02-26
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781945048111


Just Mercy Book Description :

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson | Summary & Analysis Preview: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a legal memoir by Bryan Stevenson. It is set in the 1980s and early 1990s and follows Stevenson’s legal career as an advocate for Alabama prisoners who have been condemned to death, especially prisoners who have been wrongly condemned and unjustly treated by the legal system. Stevenson focuses on the case of Walter McMillian, a black man who was falsely convicted of the murder of Ronda Morrison and placed on death row. Through an investigation and painstaking appeals process, Stevenson ultimately succeeds in exposing the testimony against McMillian as false, wrongly obtained through police coercion and perjury. As a result, McMillan’s sent...

JUST MERCY   Summarized for Busy People

JUST MERCY Summarized for Busy People


  • Author : Goldmine Reads
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


JUST MERCY Summarized for Busy People Book Description :

This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Bryan Stevenson, a young lawyer who founded the Equal Justice Initiative, has the purpose of defending those who desperately need help from the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped far beyond the reach of the criminal justice system. His first case, Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to death for a notorious murder he didn’t commit. This case brought Stevenson into a winding conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship which transformed his unders...

Made Men

Made Men


  • Author : Glenn Kenny
  • Publisher : Hanover Square Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1335016503


Made Men Book Description :

For the thirtieth anniversary of its premiere comes the vivid and immersive history behind Martin Scorsese's signature film Goodfellas, hailed by critics as the greatest mob movie ever made. When Goodfellas first hit the theatres in 1990, a classic was born. Few could anticipate the unparalleled influence it would have on pop culture, one that would inspire future filmmakers and redefine the gangster picture as we know it today. From the rush of grotesque violence in the opening scene to the iconic hilarity of Joe Pesci's endlessly quoted "Funny how?" shtick, it's little wonder the film is widely regarded as a mainstay in contemporary cinema. In the first ever behind-the-scenes story of Goodfellas, film critic Glenn Kenny chronicles the making and af...

The Sun Does Shine
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

The Sun Does Shine


  • Author : Anthony Ray Hinton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250124722


The Sun Does Shine Book Description :

Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection The Instant New York Times Bestseller A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. “An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty–nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to deat...

Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures


  • Author : Ann Hornaday
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465094240


Talking Pictures Book Description :

A veteran film critic offers a lively, opinionated guide to thinking and talking about movies--from Casablanca to Clueless Whether we are trying to impress a date after an art house film screening or discussing Oscar nominations among friends, we all need ways to look at and talk about movies. But with so much variety between an Alfred Hitchcock thriller and a Nora Ephron romantic comedy, how can everyday viewers determine what makes a good movie? In Talking Pictures, veteran film critic Ann Hornaday walks us through the production of a typical movie--from script and casting to final sound edit--and explains how to evaluate each piece of the process. How do we know if a film has been well-written, above and beyond snappy dialogue? What constitutes a ...