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An amazing testimony to God’s Power and plans for our lives. Mark Batterson

New York Times Bestselling Author, Senior Pastor at NCC, National Community Church

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  • Addiction Recovery
  • Criminal Justice Reform
  • Restorative Justice
  • Redemption, Transformation & Finding Purpose in Life
  • Policing, Prosecution & Sentencing
  • Politics, Presidential and State Level Campaigns
  • Family, Work and Friendships During and After Addiction
  • Drug Sentencing, Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Prison Reentry
  • Community Policing

Even living under the spotlight of public life that shone so powerfully into Craig’s affairs and personal life had failed to illuminate a deadly, personal secret, so powerful that it threatened to not only destroy him but his wife, family, friends — even his very existence. No stranger to controversy, at 34 years old, the youngest speaker of the House ever to be elected in Michigan’s modern history, Craig’s natural empathy and talent for people and justice had resulted in a meteoric rise in the political arena of the biggest democracy of the western world.  But, beneath the polished public life all was not well.  The glittering image was shattered one cold, snowy evening in a small town when the secret that had been so carefully managed and hidden made an unexpected and unwelcome entry onto the public stage. What followed was a series of events that caused the catastrophic downfall of the man so many ordinary people had come to know and love – showing their support at the ballot box: the only place where their opinion really mattered. This is his own story — the unvarnished truth. But, there was someone who had known about this secret life and for many years had watched and waited…

S. Liggett, “An incredibly relevant book about addiction and criminal justice in America today.  A stunning and authentic view from the inside out…”

“This book is amazing…” John Jenkins

M. Bienert, “I am so grateful for this book.”

“DeRoche does an excellent job of capturing the view from inside of the house of mirrors that is at the core of the so-called successful alcoholic.” J. Allison DeFoor II

Ed Wolff, “This book is not only useful to individuals who find themselves on the journey, but also to family members and professionals alike who are an important part in the redemptive story.”

“Extremely well written,” Bonnie D

Nancy Vansjaarveld, “I read it 3 days and couldn’t put it down.”

“A real eye opener about the scope of politics, Enjoyed everything about this book…” Laura Gilchrist


St. Louis Review– Quote from press conference with the Washington, DC Archdiocese about the visit of Pope Francis to America.

Hometown Life (21 Local Newspapers in Michigan)– A story by Tom Watkins about Craig DeRoche, the book “Highly Functional” and redemption.

The Catholic Standard: A story by the Archdiocese of Washington DC.

Christian Post: An opinion Editorial by Craig DeRoche titled, “Abuse is Not Justice”

Washington Times: An opinion Editorial by Craig DeRoche titled, “Not Just Clemency, but Smarter Sentencing.”

The Hill: An opinion Editorial by Craig DeRoche titled, “Two Bills Offer True Reform to Federal Corrections”

San Jose Mercury News: Coverage of Craig DeRoche’s trip alongside VERA and John Jay College of German prisons.

The New York Times: Opinion Editorial by Craig DeRoche titled, “A Failing Criminal Justice System.”  Commenting on the importance of Michelle Alexander’s book, the New Jim Crow.

Detroit Free Press: Opinion Editorial with NAACP President Ben Jealous “Don’t Let Partisanship Hold the Justice System Prisoner.”

St. Louis Dispatch: Opinion Editorial “Missouri’s Food Stamp Ban Perpetuates Criminal Penalties.”

Salon: “Christian Right Evolves: How Prison Reform Went Mainstream.”

Omaha World Herald: “Nebraska Stingiest in Compensating Victims”

Cleveland Plain Dealer:  “Will more lenient federal approach to drug cases make a difference in Ohio?”

Reuters: “Insight: Will California may set trend with “3 strikes” reform”

New York Times: “Drug Policy as Race Policy”

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Opinion Editorial by Craig DeRoche “Restoration of Voting Rights Represents Justice”

Craig DeRoche is the Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy for Prison Fellowship and is the Executive Director of Justice Fellowship, founded by Chuck Colson.  This website is his personal work done at his own time, effort and expense. The content here does not reflect the views of Prison Fellowship Ministries, its Board of Directors or Staff.