• The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

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    How I Found Life and Freedom
    on Death Row


    by Anthony Ray Hinton
    with Lara Love Hardin
             

    The Sun Does Shine is the book chosen to accompany the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa theme for July 2019

    A Powerful, Revealing Story of Hope,
    Love, Justice and the Gift of Reading
    by a Man who Spent Thirty Years
    on Death Row for a Crime
    He Didn't Commit


    In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused and only twenty nine years old, Hinton know that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.

    But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on death row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence, full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but to find a way to live on death row. For the next twenty seven years he was a beacon, transforming his own spirit and those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. He founded a prison book group, which helped its members to talk about their own lives, regrets, and ideas. With the help of Bryan Stevenson, civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Hinton won his release in 2015.

    Anthony Ray Hinton spent nearly thirty years on death row for crimes he didn't commit. Released in April 2015, Hinton now speaks widely on prison reform and the power of faith and forgiveness. He lives in Alabama.

    "The Sun Does Shine is both a cautionary tale for all who think that a great nation can easily forget its past and inspiring proof of the inability to condemn a man's capacity for hope, love, and joy. An amazing and heart warming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity."
    —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    "Anthony Ray Hinton is extraordinary, an example to us all of the power of the human spirit to rise above complete injustice. He is a brilliant storyteller , and his book will make people laugh, cry, and change their own lives for the better. The Sun Does Shine will be a book that people all around the world will never forget."
    —Richard Branson
    Paperback edition.

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