A traveler’s guide for Christians to a foreign land where the fields are ripe for harvest.
For most Christians, prison culture is like visiting a foreign land, and the thought of ministering behind bars with the incarcerated is an intimidating prospect. The updated edition of Prison Ministry will offer you the empowerment you need as a volunteer, chaplain, pastor, or lay leader in doing effective prison ministry. You will learn about the emotional challenges of the incarcerated, the environment of fear, the culture of deprivation, friendships, guidelines, dos and don’ts, and more. Lennie Spitale has served for over 40 years in all levels of correctional facilities, as Director of Prison Ministries for Vision New England, instructor for Prison Fellowship, and a trainer of chaplains for Good News Jail & Prison Ministry.
Of the former edition, the late Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries, wrote, “This may well be the definitive book on prison ministry. Fascinating insights about the prison culture and how to reach it. Mandatory reading for everyone in corrections and for Christians who care about the command to visit prison.”