Dale Recinella is a man who faithfully answered God's call on
his life. After a prosperous career as a Wall Street finance lawyer,
Recinella felt God calling him toward ministry. Initially, God
directed him to spend time in the lower income areas of his city,
and this experience had a dramatic effect on his life.
Now I Walk on Death Row relates the journey of Mr. Recinella
and his family from a life of affluence to full-time prison ministry.
This 317-page book recounts the author's struggle in reconciling
his calling to ministry with the sacrifices his family would need
to make if he answered this call.
The book provides in-depth details of Recinella's first reactions
to the smells and sights of death row, something most of us will
never experience. He openly shares what it was like to attend the
execution of a prisoner that he had ministered to. Even more profoundly,
the book shows the human side of those incarcerated in our highest
security prisons and their need for a Savior.
Due to the realities depicted in Now I Walk on Death Row,
I would encourage parents to pre-read this book before sharing
it with their junior high or high school students. Having read
this work from cover to cover, I do not have any reservations in
having my older children read this book. However, I am glad that
I will be able to talk more with them as they process this part
of society that is not part of their day-to-day life.
Dale Recinella served for over 20 years as a Catholic lay chaplain
in the Florida prison system. His passion for the Lord and the
lost crosses all denominational lines. This book will encourage
you in your faith and challenge you to reach the lost in your own
community--from neighbors to those imprisoned--regardless of your