A Different Kind of Cell: The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Sep 2, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 136 pages
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The gripping story of one man s remarkable spiritual journey

A "most dangerous" criminal, convicted of five violent murders, Clayton Anthony Fountain was condemned in 1974 to live out his days in solitary confinement at the highest-security prison in the U.S. Without ever again emerging from his cell, however, Fountain underwent a profound spiritual transformation. Father W. Paul Jones, who served as Fountain s spiritual adviser for six years until Fountain's sudden death in 2004, shares his amazing story with candor and compassion in these pages.
 

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Contents

Beyond Alcatraz
13
Expose and Its Reversal
29
From Skepticism to Friendship
49
Realism and the Dark Night
79
Almost a Home
95
A Closure
117
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About the author (2011)

W. Paul Jones is a Roman Catholic priest, a Trappist brother at Assumption Abbey in the Ozarks, and founding spiritual director of the Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center, Pittsburg, Missouri. His other books include The Art of Spiritual Direction and A Table in the Desert: Making Space Holy.

Sister Helen Prejean is a prison minister and the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United State." and lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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