Convicted: A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship
“The crowd parted like the Red Sea. At first I could not see what was happening or why the hundreds gathered in Benton Harbor’s Broadway Park for our church’s Hoops, Hotdogs, and Hip-Hop festival moved aside so quickly. But then I saw him. I recognized his face but I had trouble putting a name to it. Whoever he was, he was angry, angry enough that the crowd instinctively cleared a path for him. And he was headed straight toward me.”
In light of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, I want to showcase this non-fiction text due out on September 19th. The book is about a crooked cop and an innocent black man. It is a true story set in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This story illustrates true faith in God, grace, forgiveness, and eventual friendship. But, it also details the hurt, anger, and injustice caused by our judicial system. It’s scary to think how little the value of life means to some people in this world. I’m about half-way finished with this book and will definitely post a review ASAP. I will do a giveaway as well because I really feel this is a book that needs to be passed around and read by all. So, check back in a few days for my review and giveaway!
For more details on this non-fiction text, click HERE.
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