Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Now I Walk on Death Row by Dale S. Recinella * A Review
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.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Chosen (May 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
Dale S. Recinella has served for twenty years as a volunteer chaplain and for thirteen years as a lay chaplain for Florida’s death row and solitary confinement. A licensed Florida lawyer for more than thirty years, he and his wife, Susan, have five children and live in Macclenny, Florida.
Now I walk on Death Row by Dale S. Recinella is a fascinating read. A true story of a man and his families search to do what Jesus commands us to do. How Jesus wants us to show love and compassion to those who are unloving or those in the worse places in life.
I really enjoyed Dale’s search as he worked as a top lawyer and how he felt something was missing. How he wanted to do something but the church wasn’t behind him, but he still tried to go out and find places to show the love of God.
I had definite opinions about capital punishment before reading Now I Walk on Death Row. The things Dale brings up, not only the horrors of capital punishment, but the reasons why he believes it is wrong. Now I can see what he says is true.
If you like books that are written about someone’s life or the truth you will really enjoy this one. It’s amazing how Dale and his family had a huge home, but sold it to be closer to the people who really needed him. I love the part in this book where Dale has a dream that he is chained to his house, but he hears the most beautiful music and hears God calling, but he can’t get loose from his house and can’t go to the music. That really made me think. If we are chained to our lives and think that’s what is important we are missing all of what Jesus wants us to do.
This is a fantastic book that I highly recommend to get you thinking about how you are living your life.
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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255