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Resources: Prison Ministry


Prison Ministry


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Basic Christianity by John Stott
Stott (1921–2011) explores the historical truths of Christianity. “If Jesus was not God in human flesh, Christianity is exploded. We are left with just another religion with some beautiful ideas and noble ethics; its unique distinction has gone.”

Between a Rock and a Grace Place: Divine Surprises in the Tight Spots of Life by Carol Kent 
With her only son serving a life sentence for murder, Kent is all too familiar with heartache. She writes how seemingly insurmountable challenges can transform our lives when we learn to rest in God’s sovereign care.

Born Again by Charles Colson 
Colson tells the story of his search for meaning while serving as special counsel to President Nixon during the Watergate investigations. He discovered new life—not in success and power, but in disgrace and behind bars.

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel 
A seasoned journalist in search of the truth, Strobel recounts his journey from atheism to faith in this compelling look at the credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was—and is—positively the Son of God!

God Gives Second Chances by R.T. Kendall 
“How to Get Up, Dust Off and Be Used by God When You Fall”

Grace Behind Bars by Bo and Gari Mitchell 
“An Unexpected Path to True Freedom”

Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado
This year-long devotional features previously published meditations by Lucado. Each entry includes a Bible verse and a brief meditation, all designed to remind readers of their inestimable value to God.

Healing the Masculine Soul by Gordon Dalbey
“How God Restores Men to Real Manhood”

Hope Again by Dr. Charles Swindoll 
“When Life Hurts and Dreams Fade”

How to Begin the Christian Life by George Sweeting 
Sweeting defines what a Christian is and how a new believer can grow spiritually. He relies on scriptural references as he covers important concepts of prayer, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and sharing your faith.

The Last Addiction: Why Self-Help Is Not Enough by Sharon Hersh 
“Own Your Desire, Live Beyond Recovery, Find lasting Freedom”

Lord, I Give You This Day by Kay Arthur
“366 Appointments With God”

A New Kind of Normal: Hope-Filled Choices When Life Turns Upside Down by Carol Kent
Kent’s only son was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. She shares the difficulties of the journey—and she recounts biblical stories of struggle to describe how God can lead any willing heart to choose life, gratitude, vulnerability, involvement, forgiveness, trust, and action.

Real Christianity by William Wilberforce 
Bob Beltz translates the writings of Wilberforce regarding slavery into a modern paraphrase that brings to light today’s watered-down view of sin and evil. Find timeless truths, and discover an authentic faith in Christ.

When God Doesn’t Make Sense by Dr. James Dobson |“Holding on to Your Faith During the Hardest Times”

When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakeable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances by Carol Kent 
When her only son committed murder, Kent was forced to leave him in the hands of God. She offers several principles to help bolster your faith, renew your hope, and challenge you to new levels of spiritual renewal.

Allowing God to Use All Things for Good (Grove Norwood)
Grove Norwood prayed that God would allow him to help someone else in a tangible way. He had no idea it would be his friend Ulice Parker after Ulice accidentally killed Grove’s daughter in a tragic hit-and-run accident. Their story is a powerful reminder that each of us needs to forgive and be forgiven.

Discovering God’s Grace Behind Bars (Bo and Gari Mitchell) 
The Mitchells discuss Bo’s involvement in a business scandal that led to him serving 11 months in prison for bank fraud. They describe how God used this situation to transform and heal their family.

Trusting God When the Unthinkable Happens (Carol Kent) 
Kent shares the journey of her son’s conviction and sentence to life in prison for killing his wife’s abusive ex-husband. Through it all, she has seen God answer many prayers, and she has learned the power of heartache, community, faith, and speaking up.

A Visit With Chuck Colson (Chuck Colson)
Colson discusses his experiences as an aide to President Nixon and his involvement in the Watergate scandal. He also explains how he came to faith in Jesus Christ and why he founded Prison Fellowship Ministries.

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Focus on the Family’s Christian Counselor Network
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Awana Lifeline
This organization equips incarcerated mothers and fathers with tools for healthy living and godly parenting.

Bethel Bible Village
This outreach ministers to children of prisoners.

Crossroad Bible Institute
This ministry disciples prison inmates through Bible studies and personal letters of encouragement from trained instructors.

Emmaus Bible College
This organization offers extensive Bible study and Christian growth materials.

Koinonia House National Ministries
Through biblical discipleship, this ministry enables inmates to transition from prison to the local church, the workplace, and society.

Prison Fellowship
This ministry brings the Gospel to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families through evangelism, instruction and visitation. They also provide pre-release counseling and support, and after-release assistance.

Someone Cares Prison Ministry
This Christian ministry reaches out to inmates through letter correspondence. They publish a free monthly newsletter, and they conduct seminars for churches and other interested groups.

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