Silence in the Face of Injustice: A Vision of Mercy and Hope

Silence in the Face of Injustice: A Vision of Mercy and Hope

by Gary W. Hardy
Silence in the Face of Injustice: A Vision of Mercy and Hope

Silence in the Face of Injustice: A Vision of Mercy and Hope

by Gary W. Hardy


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Sexual violence affects people of every age, gender, ethnicity, spiritual belief, and socio-economic class. Ninety percent of victims know their abuser. No one is immune from having a family member or friend fall prey to some form of sexual abuse. In some ways, these offenses are symptomatic of the ongoing fragmentation of families, the disintegration of communities, the decline in social morals and values, and brokenness in this world.

The culture of fear rather than truth robs millions of U.S. citizens of their liberty, freedom, and basic human rights. Fear abolishes reason, aborts justice, and imposes extreme injustice. Fear overcomes truth through persistent erosion and the deliberate propagation of half-truths and alternative facts. This book raises the question of whether American justice is based on reason and truth or fear. It examines how the propagation of fear leads to the prosecution of criminal wars and how mass imprisonment costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year. It asks, how do we protect victims and help them heal while moving from a justice of revenge and retribution to a justice of healing, rehabilitation, reconciliation, and restoration? How do we practice biblical mercy and grace?

These are tough questions. There are no easy answers. This book presents a vision of hope and compassion, inviting everyone affected by these issues and especially professing Christians and leaders, to engage in a compassionate dialog of healing and grace. It calls on leaders to set aside fear, prejudice, and ignorance to help transform the conflict, end the war, and promote peace. It presents a dream when the impossible becomes possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637511671
Publisher: Cadmus Publishing
Publication date: 03/11/2022
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Gary W. Hardy completed his PhD in Christian Leadership through Louisiana Baptist University. He is a recovered sex addict, a former sex offender, thief, deceiver, and manipulator; but is he also living proof of the merciful grace of a loving God and that no sinner-no matter how evil-is beyond redemption and usefulness. He is a contributor to Under the Covers: A Message of Hope, a book published by ICL Global for use in ministering to sex abusers and offenders. Since 2013 Gary has written the annual Exodus Prison Ministry devotional calendar that is sent to thousands of prisoners around the United States. He also contributes his writings to several prison ministry newsletters and publications. Since 2014 he has served as a peer recovery coach and a group facilitator in the Arizona Department of Corrections Sex Offender Education and Treatment Program. His unofficial work includes helping his brothers in prison find hope and healing even in the midst of troubled pasts and difficult circumstances, through the love and grace of a merciful God. Gary's vision is to challenge and encourage the church-the ekklesia-to help bring redemption, reconciliation, and a merciful justice to those who have committed a sex offense and to help insure that there are no more victims. Gary is proof that no one is disposable and no one is beyond the reach of God's grace.See more about Gary and his work at
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