Dead Man Walking

by Helen Prejean | Reference |
ISBN: 0679751319 Global Overview for this book
Registered by EC-1stUMC-OBCZ of El Centro, California USA on 1/30/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by EC-1stUMC-OBCZ from El Centro, California USA on Sunday, January 30, 2005
Oh, what a compassionate story!

This is all about prevenient grace....

Journal Entry 2 by Abbynormal92243 from El Centro, California USA on Sunday, March 06, 2005
reserved as an RABCK for a fellow bookcrosser

Journal Entry 3 by wingSecretariatwing from Carlsbad, California USA on Saturday, March 19, 2005
Received as a RBACK from AbbyNormal92243 in a very BC-like way. I look forward to reading this as I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Journal Entry 4 by wingSecretariatwing from Carlsbad, California USA on Sunday, November 04, 2007
This is a well written, well researched, and well thought out book about the many complicated issues encompassed in the death penalty in the U. S. criminal system. Written by a Catholic nun who became involved by being a spiritual advisor to death penalty prisoners, at least two of whom she walked to the electric chair on the day of their execution, this book is both heart wrenching and educational. Sister Prejean does an excellent job of being fair handed by offering the many sides of the issue, including those of the victims and the victims' families. Thank you to AbbyNormal who kindly sent it to me and thereby greatly enriched my education. I'll take it to my next meetup to see if anyone else is interested.

Journal Entry 5 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Sunday, November 18, 2007
Picked up at today's meetup

Journal Entry 6 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Monday, September 29, 2008
The death penalty has always been an issue that I have struggled with and Sister Prejean's book has really helped me with that struggle. She does an excellent job of making one see the criminals as human and making her case for getting rid of the death penalty.

I have another book "Forgiving the Dead Man Walking" written by Debbie Morris which I will be reading next to further my educationon the death penalty. That book is written by a victim of Robert Lee Willie's other crimes (kidnapping and rape). It outlines what he did to her and how she was able to forgive him as was her Christian belief. It should be interesting.

Journal Entry 7 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Thursday, October 02, 2008
Sending off to Brewski

Journal Entry 8 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thanks for the RABCK alsgal. This book has made its way up from my parents house tonight!

Journal Entry 9 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Monday, June 01, 2009
Let me start by saying that before reading this book I stood pretty firmly in the pro-death penalty camp. I can't say that reading this (or seeing the movie many years ago) has caused any 180 degree turns in my outlook. I definitely have thought more about the effectiveness of imposing the death penalty as a deterrent and as closure for the victims. However, despite Sister Prejean's argumentse for the humanity of death row criminals, the fact that there are people sitting on death row tells me that some humans are more flawed than the rest of us.

Journal Entry 10 by brewski at PointClickCare (6975 Creditview Road) in Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, December 31, 2009

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