The Convict Christ
By: Jens Soering
An inmate for life, Jens Soering tells stories of prison life that are shocking and inspiring. He confronts us with Jesus's challenge to love not only the least amongst us but those who are perceived as the worst amongst us.
Anyone interested in what goes on behind the walls of our nation's prisons--and in seeing the face of Christ in everyone--will value this authentic, harrowing, and visionary search for redemption.
The subject of a recent profile in The New Yorker Jens Soering has been incarcerated in Virginia since 1990. He is the author of The Way of the Prisoner and An Expensive Way to Make Bad People Worse.
Jens Soering is a German citizen and Centering Prayer practitioner who has been incarcerated since 1986. His case has been featured on Court TV and A&E's City Confidential. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, The Christian Century, Sojourners, America, National Catholic Reporter, and The American Conservative. His book The Convict Christ: What the Gospel Says about Criminal Justice was the first place winner of the Catholic Press Association's 2007 awards.