Tom Penney, a man with a bad criminal record, was involved in a robbery and murder at Lexington, Kentucky, was apprehended, tried and convicted along with two accomplices, and executed. But soon after his conviction Tom Penney came under the influence of Roman Catholic priests and sisters and was converted to the Catholic faith. This book is the record of his spiritual struggles and of the achievement by him of a triumphant faith during the fourteen months in murderer's row. It is also a record of the unremitting and self sacrificing effort of his Catholic advisers to save the soul of this self-confessed murderer. The unsuccessful effort of Penney to convert his accomplice in crime adds drama to the story. The power of religion radically to transform personality is here given vivid documentation.