This book explores the inadequacies of North American criminal justice systems and discusses the alternatives the Bible has to offer. Chapters discuss the anguish of victims, the anguish of offenders, justice in the Old Testament, justice in the New Testament, the purpose of law, a critique of imprisonment, alternatives to prison, restorative responses to victims and offenders, and what Christians can do for restorative justice. Each chapter includes discussion questions and aids to reflection. Ron Claassen includes an epilogue calling for church-based victim offender reconciliation programs. Eddy Hall includes a guide for leading study groups of Boers text.