Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and

Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It's Killing Us 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 or 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, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolutionUsing an historical lens to frame his argument, Claiborne draws on testimonials 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 redemption


10 thoughts on “Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It's Killing Us

  1. says:

    BOOM Shane Claiborne just dropped the mic I already agreed with his views on the death penalty, but I learned a lot from this book Claiborne supports his statements not only with the Bible but also a great deal of historical and legal research, so Christians and non Christians alike wi


  2. says:

    Second book in a row I ve read about the death penalty and it completely cements my opposition to it Fantastic book and the facts and stories Shane uses evoked a ton of emotions in me We as a culture truly need to rethink the death penalty Anyone and everyone should read this.


  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Shane Claiborne does a masterful job dismantling the pervasive default death penalty advocacy so prominent among many evangelicals and fundamentalists The outline of the book made his argument very persuasive Starting


  4. says:

    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 fam


  5. says:

    This is one of those books I wish I could make everyone read.


  6. says:

    This was not my style I am grateful authors are writing about these topics for Christian conservatives in a way that Christian conservatives can hear and understand, but I m just not able to read this type of book any as an exvangelical I was halfway through before Claiborne mentioned race, which is honestly horrif


  7. says:

    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


  8. says:

    I want to read this tentimes to really digest it all He says chapter 9 is R rated, but I think the entire book is I was sick to my stomach, then I had chills, I cried and laughed and screamed This book is so necessary to any conversation on revenge, redemption, forgiveness, justice, and even atonement I am so thankful to Shane


  9. says:

    If you support the death penalty, I recommend you read this.


  10. says:

    This is a must read for everyone period The death penalty is one of the greatest evils in our world and the fact we continue to let it live should haunt us especially Christians Shane Claiborne does an excellent job laying out all the different angles of the death penalty and why we should say it s time to let death die.


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