Coming in stores on January 22 is Jim Gash's brand new book Divine Collision An African Boy, An American Lawyer, And Their Remarkable Battle For Freedom. Los Angeles lawyer and law professor, Jim Gash, in his new book tells the amazing true story of how, after a series of God-orchestrated events, he finds himself in the heart of Africa defending a courageous Ugandan boy.
The boy had been languishing in prison and wrongfully accused of two separate murders. Ultimately, their unlikely friendship and unrelenting persistence reforms Uganda's criminal justice system, leaving a lasting impact on hundreds of thousands of lives and unearthing a friendship that supersedes circumstance, culture and the walls we often hide behind.
Jim Gash lives in Malibu, California and is a Professor of Law and Director of Pepperdine's Global Justice Program. He serves as Specialist Advisor to the Ugandan High Court and assists the Ugandan government in a variety of capacities on projects relating to improving Uganda's judicial process. In March of 2013, Professor Gash became the first American ever to argue a case in the Ugandan Court of Appeals. In recognition of his ongoing work in Uganda, he received the 2013 Warren Christopher Award, which is presented to California's International Lawyer of the Year.
Here are what critics are saying about the book:
"Divine Collision is a captivating book! Jesus calls us to visit the prisoner, proclaim justice for the oppressed, and set the captive free. Too often we've forgotten that He really meant it. Jim Gash didn't forget, and his book reminds us this is Jesus' call for us too."
-Richard Stearns, President of World Vision U.S.and author of The Hole in Our Gospel
"Divine Collision weaves together a compelling narrative of Jim's passion to protect children forgotten within the web of the Ugandan justice system and his desire to obey the Biblical command to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly. Jim's story inspires all of us to "remember the poor" and to serve "the lease of these."- Ken Starr, President, Baylor University
"Over the last several years I have had the great privilege of witnessing Jim's passion for Ugandan people and his willingness to lay down his own life for others. Divine Collision will remind you once again how one small gesture of love can make a monumental impact on a person for eternity."
-Katie Davis, Author of the New York Times Bestseller
"With great courage and conviction, Jim Gash provides an extraordinary glimpse into the power of obedience, prayer, and hope in transforming not only one life-or even one community-but an entire justice system. Divine Collision speaks to what is at the heart of our Christian calling: "Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow" (Isaiah 1:17)."
- Gary A. Haugen, President and CEO of International Justice Missionand author of The Locust Effect