|About the Book|
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone- but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. (JohnMoreTruly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone- but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. (John 12:24-25) This Scripture is one that Paul Hill considered to be a word from God that applied directly to his life and actions. He believed that Gods will for him was that he act forcefully on behalf of the Unborn, even at cost of his own life. Charged with killing two men, he often repeated the passage as he struggled through what was to be the most stressful time in his life. It was comfort and strength supplied to him by a loving Father who had asked what many still consider to be the unthinkable of His son. It was a promise that God would use him even in death to reconcile a great wrong. Paul Hill challenges our views of justice. He was a devoted husband and father who chose separation from all whom he loved to try and take care of a strangers child. To defend himself at trial would have meant placing the barbarity of abortion before a jury. The court refused to allow that, leaving Hill with no defense, and so he remained silent. By order from the State of Florida, on September 3, 2003, Paul Jennings Hill died by lethal injection. This book contains the autobiography of Paul Hill. In addition, by his choice, it contains a number of responses by theologians and lawyers, many of whom he knew would disagree with his actions. For Hill, the point was not to provide a consensus but to challenge the Church to a greater depth of thought and restorative action on behalf of the thousands of Unborn babies who are, each day, killed by an abortionist.