As one of the most influential finance lawyers in the country, Dale Recinella was living the American dream. With prestige, power, and unthinkable paychecks at his fingertips, his life was perfect... at least on paper. But on the heels of closing a huge deal for the Miami Dolphins, Dale's life took an unfathomable turn. He heard--and heeded--Jesus's call to sell everything he owned and follow him. Thus began a radical quest to live out the words of Jesus--no matter what the cost.
In this quick-paced, well-written story, Recinella shares his amazing journey from growing up in the slums of Detroit to racing through "the good life" on Wall Street to finally walking the humble path of God--the path of ministry on death row.
Dale S. Recinella has served for 20 years a volunteer chaplain and for 13 years as a lay chaplain for Florida's death row and solitary confinement. Dale has worked as a licensed Florida lawyer for over 30 years. He and his wife, Susan, have five children and live in Macclenny, Florida.
This memoir covers a Christian journey of nearly six decades. The author grew up in a strict Italian Catholic household in Detroit. He excelled and became a high-powered public finance lawyer in Florida. It was an epiphany in the 1980s and a new wife that changed his life. He gave up his career and began working with an AIDS ministry. It was not long before he was recruited to minister to inmates at a local prison. This is a story of transformation as the author and his family gradually pare down their lifestyle, and he becomes involved with more dangerous prisoners. His work on Death Row causes the book to become a statement against the cruelty of capital punishment. The book will appeal to anyone considering prison ministry. (May) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.