How do we reconcile the death sentence – specifically, a sentence of death that was pronounced on the 8th of May in 1987 – with our marriage, and more importantly, with eternal life? In order to answer this question, we need not only to look back, but especially, to look forward.Read more
Books authored by Anthony of the Desert
The Church Father Theology website offers a variety of services for its visitors. Books can be ordered either directly from the publisher, or from Amazon.com
The long awaited autobiography by Frank and Rachel Atwood is now available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. And the Two Shall Become One: The Frank Atwood and Rachel Atwood Story.
From promising childhood to Death Row...
Frank, born in the mid-1950’s, was raised in the affluent Brentwood section of Los Angeles by an Army General and cable company president father and a socialite from Vienna mother. Childhood was idyllic; continued participation in the Episcopal Church (even being an acolyte and choirboy), academic success, and athletic achievement visited the young Frankie J. Familial relations were close-knit, the future was rife with opportunities. Then it happened. On a summer day in 1970, at age fourteen, Frank was kidnapped and sexually assaulted; an event with utterly devastating consequences...
In the 1840’s, Charles Dickens toured the Eastern State Penitentiary (an isolation prison) and remarked: “I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain to be immeasurably worse than any physical torture of the body.”
Control units are supermax prisons designed to control the thinking of prisoners through carefully contrived sensory deprivation tactics and focusing of the prisoners’ attention on immediate concerns. It is precisely these strategies that disable prisoners via a psychological, physical, and spiritual breakdown as the means by which to compel mindless compliance. These exercises in demoralization expose prison officials as master manipulators of inmates’ lives; with this control over housing assignments, medical care, food, property, mail, recreation, and other conditions, each prisoner is relegated to government imposed inferiority in order for authority’s goal to be met: the crushing of the human spirit and hope.