Love in Action

Perspectives of the Prison System in America from both sides of the walls

by Truus Geraets



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/5/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781426926686

About the Book

When Truus Geraets meets Dawud at the Jackson Prison in Michigan in 1979, he has already served ten years of his sentence. But the two feel an immediate connection; they rejoice in the fact that fate has brought two people of such different backgrounds and circumstances together—Dawud in a prison in America, having grown up in a dysfunctional family, and Truus Geraets, born and raised in the Netherlands in a family guided by spiritual principles.

In Love in Action, the author speaks frankly about the reality of waiting for thirty years for a true soul mate who spends most of those years in prison. She tells of her personal engagement in his transformational process from a career criminal into a person who has a burning desire to give back to society.

Dawud’s letters to Truus present the true essence of what it means to be an “inmate” and a “number.” In addition, Geraets exposes the disaster of a prison system in America which incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Love in Action demonstrates that true transformation is possible and communicates hope instead of fear.

About the Author

Truus Geraets, originally from the Netherlands, has been socially engaged in Europe, South Africa, and the U.S. She worked with inner city youths in Chicago and Detroit, where she also was a prison counselor. Her medium of work is the healing art of Eurythmy. Geraets lives in Costa Mesa, California.