Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey From Prison to Peace by Michael Morton

On August 13, 1986, 32-year-old Michael Morton’s wife was murdered in the couple’s home. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Texas ignored evidence that would have exonerated Morton. Arrested, tried, and unjustly convicted, he was incarcerated.

Morton lost everything, yet gained all when he prayed to God and experienced a miracle, a sense of “God’s perfect, boundless love.”

Twenty-five years after his arrest, Morton was freed through the efforts of numerous lawyers and the Innocence Project, which describes itself as “a national litigation and public policy organization that is dedicated to exonerating the wrongly convicted through DNA evidence and reforming the system to prevent further injustice.”

Morton’semotionally gripping memoir sheds light on prison subculture. He says that “prison is a hate factory—where inmates go in bad and come out worse, where men go in ashamed and come out angry.” However, he also attests to God’s love, which demolishes walls of hatred. (Simon & Schuster)

About the Author

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema is a freelance writer and a member of Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.