It's a needed story for our time and the days we are walking through. They both land up in prison and start on a journey together neither envisioned when they started their day. I have struggled for 21 years trying to forgive my children's father. After years in prison, during a chance encounter with the crooked police officer, a young African American man named Jameel McGee faced such a dilemma: Would he violently take revenge or peacefully walk away? With all the disturbing news about race relations in America, here's a true story of reconciliation and the redemptive power of the gospel. This story is so beautifully written and gripping at the same time. I wish them all the best.
But what amazed me was his humility and taking responsibility for the parts of his story that were a result of his actions instead of staying angry about everything that had happened to him. Convicted is an inspirational biography about Christian redemption. Jameel's and Andrew's stories really happened, and the book reads like any news headline you've seen for the last however many years. Racial tensions had long simmered in Benton Harbor, a small city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, before the day a white narcotics officer—more focused on arrests than justice—set his sights on an innocent black man. The story draws you in. Andrew is the crooked cop who arrests Jameel with no evidence, yet Jameel is convicted anyway. How would I survive and would I be willing to hunt down the cop, not for him, but for myself? Benton Harbor is a poverty-stricken town where drug deals and racism are everyday issues.
I hope that when this book is released, you purchase a copy immediately. A true story of hope, forgiveness, redempt What an amazing book! This book is about two men who came across one another at a store in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It is a powerful tale and leaves the reader with new perspective on life, hope for humanity, and understanding for how powerful grace in Christ is. Convicted is a true story of two men who were caught in the snare of ego, greed, and corruption, one inadvertently, the other intentionally. If these two men could go through what they did, the horrible and the incredible, who's to say that their own situation is hopeless? On February 8, 2006, Andrew arrested Jameel for possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
It has suffered forty years of racial tension, high unemployment, and the decay of city services and infrastructure. I thought I would just read some before bed but I couldn't put it down. They both had to come to terms with their personal responsibility for their fate and to stop blaming others. Like many, I have watched a lot of movies in my life and in that movie list are quite a few where cops tend to be a little on the dirty side. Reading this book is like going on a roller coaster.
Convicted is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Forgiveness can get a bad rap. Especially with the division we are currently facing. This text is a must read for everyone! This non-fiction text will be released on September 19, 2017. It is such a powerful testimony of Gods grace, mercy and forgiveness. Both end up in prison. It also gave me hope as I saw God turn around the lives of the authors.
The policeman who arrested him was Andrew, who manipulated evidence to ensure a conviction. Whose am I stifling now? This book is about two men who came across one another at a store in Benton Harbor, Michigan. I received an Advanced Reader's Copy in exchange for my honest review. Structurally, I like the way that the two stories run in parallel and so we get to see what each one is doing and thinking along the way. They are not cardboard cutouts, they are real people. No, the story gripped me like few have. I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but was invited to be part of the launch team of this book, and received a copy from the publisher.
Both Jameel and Andrew's stories came together so well and give such hope for the future that it is possible for us al This really sounded like such an odd story, especially in today's world with the current tensions, that I thought I just had to give it a look and see if it was all it seemed to be. The primary characters of the story are also the book's main authors. Convicted is a must-read for anyone who longs for the day when the dividing lines of race, class, and bigotry are finally overcome by the greater forces of love, forgiveness, and brotherhood. He said from outside of Benton Harbor. Andrew had a history of pushing the limits of the law, falsifying police reports, and being a dirty cop. While the story leads the reader through a journey of forgiveness and friendship, there was also a point where both men recognized that they had to except responsibility for their actions and from that true forgiveness and friendship was able to be forged in an extremely racially divided Michigan city.
But what amazed me was his humility and taking responsibility for the parts of his story that were a result of his actions instead of staying angry about everything that had happened to him. Falsely convicted, McGee spent three years in federal prison. I remember the sinking feeling,as a nearby community member, knowing that many drug users and abusers would now be released because of this dishonest cop. Jameel learns to let go of his revenge and his anger and after three years behind bars, he is set free. Andrew, the crooked cop, falsified evidence to ensure the conviction of Jameel, the innocent man that Andrew believed was guilty. The story sounded interesting enough, but I wasn't expecting such a beautifully written and powerful book! And, it has again shown me just how important and necessary it is to draw close to God every day. Jameel was convicted of a crime and Andrew was the police officer who arrested him.