No Mercy, No Justice
The Dominant Narrative of America versus the Counter-Narrative of Jesus’ Parables
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Brooks Harrington has given us an amazing book—at once personal testimony from his significant experiences as an attorney and a pastor to the marginalized, then creative and invigorating biblical interpretation, all cast by a Christian with a passionate commitment to the embrace of justice and mercy. This book will change how you look at our criminal justice system, the parables of Jesus, and the Christian life."
—Will Willimon, Duke Divinity School
"With the vivid illumination of personal experience, Brooks Harrington offers a trenchant connection between the twin pillars of justice and mercy. He shines a light on Christian witness which challenges even as it educates . . . The passion for ministry to children in desperate need will take the attentive reader to new depths of both justice and mercy in the Lord."
—Mike Lowry, resident bishop of the Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church
“In this engaging book, Harrington draws on his wealth of experience and deep biblical wisdom to demonstrate the inseparability of mercy and justice. It calls us to look anew at how we practice our faith in a society dominated by self-interest and a narrative of justice. Reading No Mercy, No Justice might just change the way you live the Gospel.”
—Elaine A. Robinson, Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University
“Regarding the U. S. criminal justice system and poverty, Rev. Brooks Harrington has done much and perhaps seen it all. Prosecutor and minister, Harrington’s qualified insight of these social issues rings disturbingly authentic. Many citizens believe ‘the poor’ are simply victims of public policy. In the spirit of Rauschenbusch and Gladden, No Mercy, No Justice exercises biblical norms and Jesus’ gospel principles to inform believer’s treatment of the poor—our American Achilles heel.”
—David Mosser, author/editor of Transitions: Leading Churches through Change