Change of Heart begins with tragedy: the murder of Jeanne Bishop's sister Nancy, along with Nancy's husband and their unborn child, in their home some twenty-five years ago. In her dying moments, Nancy wrote a message in her own blood at the crime scene: a heart shape and the letter 'u.' Love you.
This is the story of Bishop's uneven journey to confronting and reconciling with the man who took her sister's life, a journey full of hard first steps and painful second thoughts. Along the way, Bishop takes on the larger issues of restorative justice, life sentences for juveniles, and incarceration in the criminal justice system. Her story unflinchingly acknowledges the personal cost of advocating for mercy for people convicted to serious crimes. In the end, Change of Heart is a story of moving beyond mere forgiveness to the deeper waters of redemption and grace. Hardcover.