Are victims of crime destined to have the rest of their lives shaped by the crimes they've experienced? ("What happened to the road map for living the rest of my life?" asks a woman whose mother was murdered.) Will victims of crime always be bystanders in the justice system? ("We're having a problem forgiving the judge and the system," says the father of a young man killed in prison.) Is it possible for anyone to transcend such a comprehensively destructive, identity altering occurrence? ("I thought, I'm going to run until I'm not angry anymore," expresses a woman who was assaulted.) Howard Zehr presents the portraits and the courageous stories of 39 victims of violent crime in Transcending: Reflections of Crime Victims. Many of these people were twice-wounded: once at the hands of an assailant; the second time by the courts, where there is no legal provision for a victim's participation. "My hope," says Zehr, "is that this book might hand down a rope to others who have experienced such tragedies and traumas, and that it might allow all who read it to live on the healing edge."
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a good source for more thoughful methods of dealing with those who perpetrate crime/violence than building prisons & throwing away the key
Being a subject in the book was a theraputic relief for me. Reading other profiles warmed my heart that God didn't choose one life to save. He chose all. It is an educational tool to get back your life or at least give some hope to someone on the edge when all else has failed. Thank You Howard. You restored my faith. Ricardo Wiggs