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Sweet Freedom: Breaking the Bondage of Maurice Carter [Paperback]

By Doug Tjapkes (Author)
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Overview
Former broadcast journalist leads a dedicated team of volunteers on a mission to gain the release of a wrongly convicted prisoner serving a life sentence. The true story of an unlikely friendship between a white middle-class broadcast journalist and an African-American serving a life sentence in prison for a crime he did not commit. An amazing account of outrageous injustice contrasts with a poignant and sometimes humorous tale of two men who became brothers in faith.

Publishers Description
Unlikely alliance between a former broadcast journalist and a wrongly convicted African American serving a life term in prison. Weaves outrageous examples of injustice with poignant, sometimes humorous, stories of amazing friendship and faith.After meeting Maurice Carter during a prison visitation, the author assembles a dedicated rag-tag citizens group and a crack legal team in an attempt to gain his freedom. A warm relationship between the two men from vastly different backgrounds results as together they experience a stubborn judicial system, racial profiling and poor medical care within the prison. Heartwarming story of hope, faith and brotherly love.

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Sweet Freedom: Breaking the Bondage of Maurice Carter by Doug Tjapkes has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Multicultural Review - 12/01/2006 page 61


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Faithwalk Publishing
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.14" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.64"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 6, 2006
Publisher   FAITH WALK PUBLISHING #883
ISBN  1932902562  
ISBN13  9781932902563  


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More About Doug Tjapkes


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Doug Tjapkes is a former broadcast journalist and radio station owner who is the executive director of INNOCENT!, a non-profit prison activist organization. He is winner of the prestigious Advancement of Justice award presented by the State Bar of Michigan.

Doug Tjapkes currently resides in Grand Rapids.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Ethnic & National > General
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Political
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Crime & Criminals > Penology
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General


Christian Product Categories
Books > Christian Living > Practical Life > General



Reviews - What do customers think about Sweet Freedom: Breaking the Bondage of Maurice Carter?

What Prisoners are saying about Sweet Freedom  Jul 21, 2006
"Thanks is not enough. This book is more than just a book. This book is a part of me in more ways than one."
- Wayne

"I know this book will inspire others to neverr give up hope. I've passed this book on to other prisoners."
- Charlotte

"A wonderful work of skill, art, truth and heartfelt reality that I live daily."
- Najee

"Maurice is looking down smiling."
- Efren

"I am very impressed. Great job. How can my friends inside get a copy?"
- Anthony (Death Row Inmate)

"I read it twice from cover to cover. It held me spellbound."
- John

I have been reading and rereading this wonderrful book. I have been awash in emotion. Some bitter, mostly sweet."
- Thad

"Compassion and humanity were displaed throughout the book."
- Warner

"I cried, laughed, wept, and even felt joy over and over again."
- Stephan

"A beautiful testament to the spirit of genuine friendship, justice advocacy and fierce determination."
- Reginald

"It takes a lot to get an old warhorse like me to be brought to tears. This book does just that."
- Steven

"Magnificent!"
- Jerry

"I was personally touched by this book. I could not put it down"
- Ed

"Reading it made me cry, which I haven't done in years."
- Lee

"Wonderful!"
- David

"I was touched by this book."
- TJ
 

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