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Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States | Helen Prejean
In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisianas Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonniers death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to executemen who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing. Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Here Sister Helen confronts both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the fears of a society shattered by violence and the Christian imperative of love. On its original publication in 1993, Dead Man Walking emerged as an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Now, some two decades later, this storywhich has inspired a film, a stage play, an opera and a musical albumis more gut-wrenching than ever, stirring deep and life-changing reflection in all who encounter it. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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bookhoarder513
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She has a point here. Who are "they" or we to say who dies?

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TheBookbabeblog84
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I‘m proud to call myself a Delawarean tonight....Our legislators, and Governor are on the way to abolishing the death penalty in our state. This is pretty awesome. It‘s good of the state financially and morally.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.delawareonline.com/amp/407863002 #delaware #deathpenalty

BookaholicNatty Awww Your from Delaware? I was born and raised there and all my family is still there so I‘m there about 2-3 times a month! 2y
TheBookbabeblog84 (((Hugs)))) Hi there fellow Delawarean. Lol. I still live here. I wish I didn‘t though lol. 2y
Myhusbandhatesreading Hi!! I‘m from Delaware too!! 💜💜 10mo
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PagesOfKate
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I hate the movie tie-in cover of this book but I'll live with it for now. The book itself is a priceless account of the moral and spiritual consequences of the death penalty in the United States.
Helen Prejean lends a #helpinghand in the form of spiritual advice and counsel that she provides to Patrick Sonnier, a convicted killer on death row.
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Cinfhen Such a powerful movie!!! Great pick💜I haven‘t read the novel 2y
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Seshat
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#riotgrams #setnearwhereyoulive My great aunt actually taught one of the victims. @bookriot

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Lindy
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"We need art to open up the heart and bring us to places we are never going to go."
- Helen Prejean

I will see mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges (photo above) performing the role of Sister Helen Prejean at the opera tonight.

Redwritinghood Sounds good. Enjoy! 3y
Hobbinol I'm so excited for you!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Lindy @Hobbinol @Redwritinghood Show starts in 20 minutes 👍 3y
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jdtchicago

If we believe that murder is wrong and not admissible in our society, then it has to be wrong for everyone, not just individuals but governments as well.

DaphneLee Love this book. Read it more than twenty years ago and it has stayed with me since. 3y
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thisistheideallife
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1L complete. Let summer reading commence...with a book about the death penalty.