22 May 2007

The Innocent Man

I just finished this book on Sunday. Wow. All I can say is wow. I can't believe that so much happened to this man after it was so blatant that he did not commit the crime. I still believe in the death penalty and that people should pay for their crimes, but we are all at the mercy of people.

It makes me intensly grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who will be the perfect judge of our earthly experience and especially grateful for the perfect "attorney" in Jesus Christ.

One thing that I really liked about this book though was Ron's fight for himself. He didn't just wallow in his self-misery and stop fighting. He fought for his freedom and his rights till the end. This is more than just a story about injustice to men. It is about personal strength. Strength to go on in the midst of horrible circumstances. Strength to keep fighting for what you know is right.


Melissa said...

I've never read one of his books. Maybe I'll have to read this one. It sounds like you really enjoyed it!

Jamie J said...

Yes I did. Plus one of the things I liked most of all was that it was a true story. I don't think I mentioned that in my post. That makes the book all the more fascinating to me.