Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us

Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It's Killing Us Author Shane Claiborne
ISBN-10 0062347373
ISBN-13 9780062347374
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher HarperOne
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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 penalty The Bible says an eye for an eye But is the states taking of a life trueor even practicalpunishment 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 absolution Using 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 Gospelthat no one even a criminal is beyond redemption

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