As a retired chief of police and follower of Christ, I found Jurisdiction to be the most compelling true-life testimony for the redemptive power of Christ. Authors, Jim and Jon McNeff combine the human depravity seen through a cop’s eyes, with the restorative promise as shared by a pastor. This is one of the most powerful testimonies I’ve read. It touched my spirit and I know it will also touch yours.
– Scott Silverii, PhD, Chief of Police, Thibodaux Police Department, Louisiana (ret.), Founder, Brick Breakers Men’s Ministry, Co-Founder, Marriage Matters Ministry
Jon and Jim McNeff have crafted a unique approach to describing the ills of our society through stories of the law from the viewpoint of a pastor and a cop. It is only fitting they break it down into criminal activities, because all of us are lawbreakers. But don’t be fooled into thinking these are just “detective” stories because they aren’t. They mirror the human condition and the wrong thinking that lead to sadness and ultimate defeat. These gentlemen have hit the nail on the head about truth and consequences.
– Ron DiCianni, bestselling Artist and Author
To be able to listen in on the experiences of a cop and pastor as they tackle challenging questions of God’s Jurisdiction and sovereignty can have wide impact on believers and non-believers alike. This clear, compelling and thorough offering provides answers for anyone seeking solace, healing or hope. All you have to do is peel back the cover and start reading.
– Mike Major, Chief, Bureau of Investigation (ret.), Orange County District Attorney’s Office, California
Freedom is not doing what you want but being what God created you to be. According to the Bible, the good life is a life lived in accordance with the will and pleasure of the Creator. In their helpful book, Jon and Jim McNeff remind us that life is God’s Jurisdiction and therefore a matter of joyful submission on the part of man toward God. May this compelling book remind us all that death not life, bondage not freedom, and despair not joy results from a life that declares autonomy from the Creator. As Jon and Jim will argue, being on top of life requires coming under the rule of Jesus Christ!
– Philip De Courcy, Senior Pastor, Kindred Community Church, Anaheim Hills, California Bible teacher, national radio broadcast Know the Truth
Jurisdiction will lead the reader to traumatic homicide scenes, gruesome traffic collisions, and the reality of death row. The journey’s purpose is to discover God is graciously in charge, regardless of our limited perspective. Jurisdiction illuminates eternal truth that is undeniable when the Bible is the foundation.
—Sara Delaney, JD, District Attorney Inspector (ret.), Marin County, California
“As a cop, you work for God” . . . or so you’re told. It’s truly hard to appreciate when your world is filled with those who claim to be him. Jurisdiction clears the muddy waters that keep officers from understanding who God truly is, what he came to do and the difference it makes. Read it, apply the truth contained in its pages and discover the profession’s greatest resource.
– Jim Bontrager, National Board Member, Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers – USA
Any book written by a cop and a pastor deserves attention, but Jurisdiction commands it. Jon and Jim tell the truth about who God is and who we are, compelling us to live for and under the rule of Jesus Christ. Here is a rare combination of hard-hitting narrative and life-giving doctrine that makes for a riveting work I heartily recommend!
– Dr. Kent Dresdow, Senior Pastor, NorthCreek Church, Walnut Creek, California
As a career cop, I have had the opportunity to see things I would never have been able to see, and the misfortune to see things I wish I’d never seen. This no-nonsense and relatable book has enhanced my abilities in speaking with others about the most compelling and important subject there is, God’s Jurisdiction.
– Houston Gass, Chief of Police, Fritch, Texas
Jurisdiction answers questions regarding God’s sovereignty in creative, yet straightforward ways using illustrations from the criminal justice system and connecting them to biblical doctrine. It is a persuasive and undeniable education.
– Tina Jaeckle, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., B.C.E.T.S., F.N.C.C.M., Associate Professor and Program Director, Criminology, Internship Coordinator, Sociology and Criminology Department of Social Sciences, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
As a pastor and one with an avid interest in criminal justice, Jurisdiction cohesively laces together a clear picture of how God rules His jurisdiction (all of creation) with all power and wisdom. We are living in an age of increased confusion where humanity is searching for answers about the state of the world, yet never finding satisfactory solutions to the problems of sin and evil. Jon and Jim McNeff have combined years of pastoral and professional experience to give concrete answers from God’s Word, the final authority, on all matters that pertain to this life and the only solution to man’s need for redemption in Christ Jesus alone.
– Billie Dempsey, Senior Pastor, Higher Ground Church, Oakland, California
When one man shares the life experiences of a police officer, and his brother, who has pastored for more than forty-years applies biblical answers, it is insightful. These men combine remarkable life stories and solid theological skill in a compelling presentation that moves logically from skepticism to belief.
– Dr. Phillip Howard, Senior Pastor, Valley Bible Church, Hercules, California
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