While some consider the need for security in religious organizations, little gets done until somebody gets hurt. Evil in Sanctuary confirms the need for intentional safety and security in houses of worship and other faith-based organizations.
Though chapter 4 provides sound guidance on setting up a faith-based safety / security operation, Evil Invades Sanctuary is not a how-to church security book. It is the case for security in faith-based organizations. It tells the story of deadly force incidents in those environments in such a way to help others (especially law enforcement, civilian security operators and organizational leadership) understand what goes on inside such a scene. It also tells how less volatile issues have impacted those organizations.
The lessons learned from those incidents form the base message of the book; that faith-based organizations must increase their awareness of (and preparation for) the accidental, criminal, or environmental hazards capable of compromising their primary purpose.
Active shooters, mass killers, workplace violence, domestic violence and other deadly encounters affect not only schools, theaters and malls but churches as well. All such sites are captive concentrations of typically unprepared victims.
Evil in Sanctuary is a wake-up call for any mass assembly of people, especially faith-based settings. The book motivates readiness and prepares safety minded professionals to state the case clearly to their leadership, peers and community.
Evil has invaded sanctuary, and will do so again.
Carl Chinn dismissed the importance of physical security through much of his early career, considering it an inconvenient distraction of debatable value. Then he faced an angry gunman in a ministry, which changed his views. It would turn out to be the first of two gunmen he encountered at ministries. Following the first attacker s trial in 1996, Chinn began researching and writing on the subject of North American ministry incidents especially criminal acts. He maintains a website (carlchinn.com) on the subject and speaks at related conferences. He has been featured in national media and publications including Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, Preaching Magazine, Christianity Today, Moody Bible Institute and radio interviews. He has spoken at colleges, seminaries, churches, ASIS, and various charitable events. He is a frequent speaker for the National Organization of Church Security & Safety Management. In 2009, the Washington Post credited his website as the most comprehensive collection of deadly force incidents at ministries available. The author and his wife raised five children in the Colorado Springs area, and currently enjoy nine grandchildren.Review:
Many people of faith still find it unthinkable to believe that a person with violent intent will come into their midst at their place of worship or ministry. Coming face to face with this reality twice, Carl Chinn has chosen to devote over fifteen years to researching and documenting others who have been thrust into this same scenario for the purpose of sounding the trumpet to faith-based organizations. Once you have reviewed Carl's evidence, the answer to the question; Could it happen here? -- is an absolute Yes!
(SOURCE) Dave Johnson, Facilities/Security Director. Woodmen Valley Chapel, Colorado Springs, CO
I am so thankful Carl is leaning into his years of wisdom and has decided to write this really important book. We live in a dangerous world that requires all of us to be alert and wise to the schemes of our enemy. This book is a valuable resource to those in the faith community who take the safety of their people seriously.
(SOURCE) Pastor Brady Boyd, New Life Church. Author of Sons and Daughters
We've all heard about attacks against religious sanctuaries but Carl Chinn has actually been there and confronted that evil. After serving forty years in law enforcement, I immediately recognized him as having an aptitude--an instinct--for security matters. All who are concerned about assaults on religious institutions will benefit greatly from Carl's first hand experiences and expertise.
(SOURCE) Charlie Hess. Former FBI Special Agent and CIA Operative. Author of Hello, Charlie: Letters from a Serial Killer
Descrizione libro Snowfall Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0615657885
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Descrizione libro Snowfall Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 615657885
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