Therese Bartholomew

It was her brothers 2003 murder that drastically changed her path. A former high school dropout and teen mother, Therese is now a filmmaker, speaker, and activist for victims and offenders. Released in April 2009, Thereses memoir, Coffee Shop God details her struggle to adjust in the weeks and months following her brothers untimely death. The book is the companion piece to The Final Gift, documentary the essays are the victim voice and the film, the survivor. Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, calls Coffee Shop God a moving account of the authors struggle to make sense of life, faith, and humanity after the tragic loss of her brother. [+]