DYING TO LIVE
A MIRACULOUS RESTORATION
In many ways, the criminal justice system in America is broken. There is a loss of trust between the police and communities, a subtle yet pervasive racism causes black men to be disproportionately imprisoned, prisoners are at times abusively treated, and when prisoners are released, their treatment as second-class citizens often drives them right back to crime. Criminal justice reform is urgent and necessary.
In Dying to Live: A Miraculous Restoration, Pastor Marvin Hood tells his breathtaking story. As a young man, he was sentenced to prison for ninety-nine years for a minor offense, but despite conditions of near-slavery in one of America's worst prisons, he accepted his call to ministry. He preserved through hardship and now ministers to prisoners to help them turn their lives around, as he did. In this book, as a result of his experiences on both of the prison system, he preaches hi message of restorative justice passionately.
Marvin Hood is a United Methodist pastor and volunteers with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to preach to inmates and help them get their lives back on track. Having been incarcerated himself for twenty years, he is well aware of the challenges inmates face both in prison and after they are released from prison. His mission is to serve men, women, and families impacted as a result of crime and incarceration.
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