What Set Me Free The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture Brian Banks

What if instead of swearing on a Bible to tell the truth, the whole truth, “so help you, God,” what if every witness was ... Men, women, black, white, Hispanic, “other”— this isn't a gender issue, and it isn't a race issue, either.

Author: Brian Banks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982121327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Brian Banks, the major motion picture starring Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, and Sherri Shepherd, winner of the audience award at the 2018 LA Film Festival, opens nationwide in 2019! Discover the unforgettable and inspiring true story of Brian Banks—a young man who was wrongfully convicted as a teenager and imprisoned for more than five years, only to emerge with his spirit unbroken and determined to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL. At age sixteen, Brian Banks was a nationally recruited All-American Football player, ranked eleventh in the nation as a linebacker. Before his seventeenth birthday, he was in jail, awaiting trial for a heinous crime he did not commit. Although Brian was innocent, his attorney advised him that as a young black man accused of rape, he stood no chance of winning his case at trial. Especially since he would be tried as an adult. Facing a possible sentence of forty-one years to life, Brian agreed to take a plea deal—and a judge sentenced him to six years in prison. At first, Brian was filled with fear, rage, and anger as he reflected on the direction his life had turned and the unjust system that had imprisoned him. Brian was surrounded in darkness, until he had epiphany that would change his life forever. From that moment on, Brian made the choice to shed the bitterness and anger he felt, and focus only on the things he had the power to control. He approached his remaining years in prison with a newfound resolve, studying and applying spirituality, improving his social and writing skills, and taking giant leaps on his journey toward enlightenment. When Brian emerged from prison with five years of parole still in front of him, he was determined to re-build his life and finally prove his innocence. Three months before his parole was set to expire, armed with a shocking recantation from his accuser and the help of the California Innocence Project, the truth about his unjust incarceration came out and he was exonerated. Finally free, Brian sought to recapture a dream once stripped away: to play for the NFL. And at age twenty-eight, he made that dream come true. Perfect for fans of Just Mercy, I Beat the Odds, and Infinite Hope, this powerful memoir is a deep dive into the injustices of the American justice system, a soul-stirring celebration of the resilience of the human spirit, and an inspiring call to hold fast to our dreams.

A New Start Series Boxed Set Books 3 5 By What We Love Forever In My Heart Whispers of Hope

I take a moment to think about his question. Am I excited about the summer program? Absolutely. All Eloise and I have done to make it fabulous, will burst into fruition in the next few days. “Yes, I'm really excited.

Author: Charlene Carr

Publisher: Coastal Lines


Category: Fiction


View: 766


Discover the stories hundreds have loved. Follow the journey of Eloise and Tracey in the series readers have called wonderful and warm, full of flawed women living not in a perfect world but the real world, with all its joys and pain! Have a tissue handy, but expect some laughs as well. If you haven't yet read the first two books in the series, visit the author's website and join her mailing list for your free gift of Skinny Me and Where There Is Life, PLUS a bonus chapter linking the stories. By What We Love, Book 3 Eloise Grant, a successful and driven Public Relations Consultant, has worked her whole life to make sure she never has to depend on anyone but herself. When she's offered the job of a lifetime she must decide whether to move half a world away from her family, friends and the man she loves. Determined to have it all, Eloise struggles to keep the life she’s sure she deserves, while battling with memories of a past she’d rather forget. As she loses control of the life she envisioned, she learns that sometimes getting exactly what you’ve always wanted doesn’t mean you have what you really need. The third book in the A New Start series, By What We Love explores the power of love to define who we are and what we believe. Forever In My Heart, Book 4 After years of heartbreak and disappointment, Tracey Sampson has finally met a man she can trust. He’s handsome. He’s smart. He knows how to make her laugh. Everything seems perfect, until she wakes up one morning and learns she may not be perfect for him …. or anyone. Struggling with the unknown, and desperate for answers, Tracey must combat the fear lurking inside her and search out the family she’s never known. Will she lie to the ones she loves, or reveal the truths she’s always kept hidden? Can she create new dreams or risk losing every hope she’s ever had? Most of all, will she finally believe that despite her imperfections, she is worthy and enough, just as she is. Forever In My Heart, book four in the A New Start series, is a deep and passionate read about coming to terms with your imperfections and insecurities. Whispers of Hope, Book 5 The act every woman is supposed to be capable of, to do so easily they spend most of their lives trying to prevent, Tracey Sampson is failing at, over and over again. Part of her life are wonderful, but she's yet to fulfill her greatest dream - to hold her own child in her arms. After some devastating news, Tracey is forced to acknowledge that not everyone gets their happily every after ... but she's never been one to succumb to defeat. Sick of being tormented by the fear she's a broken woman, Tracey decides to take matters into her own hands. With heartbreaking obsession, she does everything she can to assure her happiness. Will Tracey overcome the diagnosis that threatens to tear her hopes apart? Or realize all she truly needs to conquer are her own personal demons? Whispers of Hope is book five in the A New Start series. If you're searching for a novel that looks at the heart of a woman who, above all else, wants to have the family she's always yearned for, and needs to learn what that really means, then Whispers of Hope is for you. Witness the power of hope to transform a life. Download or sample the A New Start Boxed Set today!

Harlequin Special Edition October 2015 Box Set 1 of 2

What are you to do, then, if you can't friggin' ask?” “Well, first...say you come home one night and Anna's madder than a wet hen. How would you try to solve the problem and calm her down some?” “The logical process is gathering ...

Author: Christine Rimmer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459290723

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 182


Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: The Good Girl's Second Chance The Bravos of Justice Creek by Christine Rimmer Single dad Quinn Bravo and Chloe Winchester plan to spend only one night together. But the former bad boy finds he can't get the beautiful blonde out of his system that easily. Factor in his little girl, who desperately wants a mommy, and he's got the recipe for a perfect instant family! Rock-a-Bye Bride The Colorado Fosters by Tracy Madison Anna Rockwood hadn't expected a fling with Logan Daugherty to result in a pregnancy, let alone a marriage! She wants real love, while he insists on doing the "honorable thing." But their hopes and dreams collide when they form the family of a lifetime. The Tycoon's Proposal The Colorado Fosters by Shirley Jump Workaholic CEO Mac Barlow wants Susannah Hillstrand's company—and she really needs his business acumen. So she proposes a plan that will cater to both their interests. But what Susannah doesn't count on is the warm heart buried deep in Mac's brawny chest, or the love that will. Look for Harlequin Special Edition's October 2015 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Special Edition!

United States Congressional Serial Set

paying them how much to lobby Congress and the executive branch on what issues. Once the LDA was implemented by the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate, several minor problems with the language of the statute materialized ...



ISBN: UOM:39015087609585

Category: United States


View: 875


Why did I escape Who set me free What would Jesus do

The demands of a 75 to 80+ hour work week was also an issue in giving continuing input to a committed team of staff working with energy and cohesion within their individual responsibilities. During this time, thankfully to a small ...

Author: Niel Allen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465301529

Category: Religion

Page: 118

View: 927


As each of our life experiences teach us something, in good or bad measure, you would probably agree that it is impossible to ignore them! There has been a fair share of them in my own journey to this time. originating one way or another, in family, work challenges in various dimensions, sport, the value and challenge of life and relationships, two near death experiences and the continuing question we all look at one time or another, does God exist?

What s the Issue Set

Topics such as religious freedom, drug abuse, and border security can be difficult for children to understand, but they're crucial parts of life in the modern world.

Author: Various


ISBN: 153452827X


Page: 24

View: 368


Topics such as religious freedom, drug abuse, and border security can be difficult for children to understand, but they're crucial parts of life in the modern world. Using simple text, these challenging issues are presented in ways that allow young readers to develop their own informed opinions on controversial subjects. Helpful fact boxes provide additional information and relevant statistics, and graphic organizers and full-color photographs add a captivating visual component to this essential educational experience. As readers are encouraged to think critically about current events, they discover ways they can make a difference in the world around them. Features include: Age-appropriate suggestions are given for readers who want to do their part to tackle these issues in their home, school, or community. Objective language explains unfamiliar topics and terms to young readers without talking down to them. Historical context enhances what students learn in social studies classes and helps them understand how the past influences the present.

Set Money Free What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve

Even though the U.S. Constitution is silent on a central bank, it doesn't mean that the issue itself was not a very hot one with the American Founders. It was a very heated issue right from the very beginning, as we'll soon see.

Author: Chris Rossini

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312282612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 785


An important work that explains the economic, philosophical, and historical case against the Fed.

What s the Issue Sets 1 6

This collection will help them understand what is at stake and form their own opinions about current events and controversial topics.


Publisher: KidHaven Publishing

ISBN: 1534534911



View: 625


Student rights, immigration, and gender identity are just a few important topics that are debated every day, and the results of these debates have very real effects on the lives of people around the world. However, the topics are complex, and children often receive a limited picture of the whole issue, which can cause confusion and distress. Through accessible texts supplemented by full-color photographs, graphic organizers, and fact boxes, young readers learn the facts about these issues. This collection will help them understand what is at stake and form their own opinions about current events and controversial topics. Features include: Objective narratives that give balanced views, allowing readers to develop critical thinking skills. Lists of age-appropriate ways to engage in activism alleviate fear by encouraging involvement. Historical context clarifies today's pressing issues, allowing readers to make connections between what they learn and what's happening today.

The Love Series Complete Box Set

I'm practically vibrating in anger recalling what she said about Emmie. Rolling her eyes skyward and huffing at me, she says, “Whatever. She's a fucking little retard and it doesn't even matter. It's not like I insulted Bryan.

Author: Melissa Collins

Publisher: M Collins Author LLC

ISBN: 9780986388620

Category: Fiction

Page: 707

View: 769


The entire series is together for a limited time. This box set includes the complete Love Series - Let Love In, Let Love Stay, Let Love Heal, Let Love Shine, Let Love Be, and Let Love Live. From New Adult to M/m Contemporary Romance, there's something in here for everyone. Laugh, cry, and fall in love with the couples of this bestselling series.