New book: And the Criminals With Him

Abilene Christian University psychology professor Richard Beck, who also is the department’s chairman, wrote a chapter in a new book, “And the Criminals With Him,” based on his experiences and knowledge of prison ministry.

Beck’s essay featured in the collection is titled “On Fear and Following,” which focuses on his experience teaching a Monday evening Bible class at a maximum-security prison in the Abilene area.

“And the Criminals With Him” commemorates the legacy of Will Campbell, a civil rights activist, preacher and author, who in the early 1970s wrote about the U.S. prison system and the death penalty.