News 02.03.10

Surviving Injustice, Achieving Heaven on Earth

The new book “How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth” includes 101 inspirational essays from “the world’s greatest thinkers, leaders and writers.” Included in this impressive group is

James Waller

, an Innocence Project client who was exonerated in 2007 in Texas after serving a decade in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Waller writes about the injustice he survived and the importance of seeking truth and justice. He says he has been guided in his life by the mantra of his “wonderful, wise grandmother,” who said: “always tell the truth, and the truth will set you free.” He goes on to say that the signs of heaven are evident when we fight for justice, tell the truth and remain faithful to the promises of God.

Today, Waller lives in Dallas, where he speaks frequently about his case and the causes of wrongful conviction, works with the homeless and supports others who have recently been exonerated.


Learn more about the new book

, which also includes essays by Barack Obama, George Bush, Ted Turner, Leonard Pitts, Jr., and many others.

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