Dying To Live


In many ways, the criminal justice system in America is broken. There is a loss of trust between the police and communities, a subtle yet pervasive racism causes black men to be disproportionately imprisoned, prisoners are at times abusively treated, and when prisoners are released, their treatment as second-class citizens often drives them right back to crime. Criminal justice reform is urgent and necessary.

In Dying to Live: A Miraculous Restoration, Pastor Marvin Hood tells his breathtaking story. As a young man, he was sentenced to prison for ninety-nine years for a minor offense, but despite conditions of near-slavery in one of America’s worst prisons, he accepted his call to ministry. He persevered through hardship and now ministers to prisoners to help them turn their lives around, as he did. In this book, as a result of his experiences on both sides of the prison system, he preaches his message of restorative justice passionately.