Executing Grace

Executing Grace


In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty.

The Bible says an eye for an eye. But is the state’s taking of a life true—or even practical—punishment for convicted prisoners? In this thought-provoking work, Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contrast between punitive justice and restorative justice, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolution.

Using an historical lens to frame his argument, Claiborne draws on testimonials and examples from Scripture to show how the death penalty is not the ideal of justice that many believe. Not only is a life lost, so too, is the possibility of mercy and grace. In Executing Grace, he reminds us of the divine power of forgiveness, and evokes the fundamental truth of the Gospel—that no one, even a criminal, is beyond redemption.

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  • 001 Executing Grace
    Duration: 15s
  • 002 Chapter 01
    Duration: 23min
  • 003 Chapter 02
    Duration: 43min
  • 004 Chapter 03
    Duration: 30min
  • 005 Chapter 04
    Duration: 34min
  • 006 Chapter 05
    Duration: 01h12min
  • 007 Chapter 06
    Duration: 41min
  • 008 Chapter 07
    Duration: 34min
  • 009 Chapter 08
    Duration: 31min
  • 010 Chapter 09
    Duration: 25min
  • 011 Chapter 10
    Duration: 21min
  • 012 Chapter 11
    Duration: 12min
  • 013 Chapter 12
    Duration: 30min
  • 014 Chapter 13
    Duration: 35min
  • 015 Chapter 14
    Duration: 28min
  • 016 Credits
    Duration: 33s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min