In this book Redeeming the Wounded you will hear from a chaplain who ministered to prisoners and to crime victims who have experienced the homicide of a loved one. Crime hurts us all and this book reveals there are spiritual and practical ways to enable the process of healing the wounds and repairing the harm. _______________________________________________________________________ Rev. Dr. B. Bruce Cook has been the inspiration behind substantive victim's rights legislation in Georgia for the last twenty- five years. He enlightens the world with his vision of a restored segment of American society - that of victims of crime. He exposes the gap between criminal justice and victim justice. This book will be an invaluable resource for support groups, victim advocates and organizations that provide training for those entering the field of victim services. Elaine & Gordon Rondeau Co-Founders, The Rene Olubunmi Rondeau Peace Foundation _______________________________________________________________________ Bruce Cook's experience as crime victim, correctional chaplain and crime victim counselor provides the foundation for a very useful book for anyone considering ministry in the midst of the contemporary justice complex. Through the lens of his life and experience the reader is challenged to recognize that ministry is where retributive and restorative patterns of justice intersect. This book could be an invaluable resource for those contemplating the chaplaincy field in criminal justice or lay ministry to crime victims and prisoners Patricia Barrett Former Assistant General Secretary, Division of Ordained Ministry, GBHEM, United Methodist Church _______________________________________________________________________ Rev. Dr. B. Bruce Cook served as a county jail chaplain, federal prison chaplain and a chaplain for crime victims for decades. He recounts struggles he encountered to change prisoners and to facilitate the healing of crime victims after a serious, violent crime. He believes criminals should make amends for the harm they caused and suggests ways to do so.
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