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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The subject is compelling. Unfortunately the book could have benefited from skilled editing. Read full review

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.

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