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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blogoversary Giveaway #23



Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers, I have a good handful of books to offer to giveaway straight from my mailbox to yours. Lessons from San Quentin: Everything I Need to Know about Life I Learned in Prison by Bill Dallas with George Barna is giveaway #23. Life can bring you some hard lessons. Sometimes it is best to learn lessons from the testimony of others rather than by doing yourself. Read the first chapter back here in January.

Lessons from San Quentin: Everything I Needed to Know about Life I Learned in Prison

Real-estate entrepreneur Bill Dallas's charmed life changed dramatically when he was charged, convicted, and sentenced to five years in prison for grand-theft embezzlement. Lessons from San Quentin tells the amazing true story of how one man's life was changed for the better due to the hardships encountered at the legendary maximum-security prison. Using stories and reflections from life on the inside, Bill teaches 12 core principles that will inspire readers to use tough times to develop the character God wants them to have.

Chapter headings include: (1) Life in the Median Strip; (2) I am H64741; (3) Embrace Your Trials; (4) Cling to Hope; (5) Express Yourself through Your Work; (6) Choose Sustaining Faith; (7) Get Your Self-Image Right; (8) Get Rid of Self-Absorption; (9) Shape Your Attitude; (10) Give Respect; (11) Persevere Until You “Get It”; (12) Let Life Come to You; (13) Make Life Simple; (14) Find Freedom in Forgiveness; (15) Life after Prison; (16) He Was Always in Control.

What is your opinion of the prison ministry?


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39 comments and creative thoughts:

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

I think I would really enjoy reading this book. Just this year, I've been to one prison 3 times to sing, and it has blown my mind how some of those men are so hungry for God. There needs to be a lot more people willing to step out of their comfort zone, and reach out to those in prison...they need Jesus just like everybody else.

(Stepping off of soapbox now...) Please sign me up for the giveaway, Margaret. :o)

Christy
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Terra H. said...

It's the same as any other ministry. There will be challenges and hardships, but it's worth it if even one person is saved.
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Debbie F said...

I think prison missions are so important. Those are the most lost among us and they need to know that someone loves them!
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Carmen7351 said...

I think prison ministry is so essential to the men and women incarcerated to find the Lord and to help them find a way back into society. Chuck Colson's ministry has always been a big spot in my life as ministries go. We just need a better system to weave these people who are changed back into society. These are people God loves, too, and they need a guiding hand to help them adjust outside of prison. Thanks for letting me give my spiel.

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Wanda said...

I think the prison ministry is a great idea! A friend of mine corresponds with a prisoner through a Christian correspondence ministry and she finds it very rewarding for both her and the prisoner.
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Diana said...

I think prison ministry is incredibly important because the people there are really the ones who are broken and in need of love.

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I faved on technorati

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I'm a google friend.

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Alice H said...

I think bringing religion into a prison is a wonderful thing - for those on both the giving and receiving end. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

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Aik said...

I think it's a wonderful thing. This will help the people who are lost to find the right path through Christ.

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gahome2mom said...

That's a BIG question! I am for prison ministries. I think it would be great to help donate more Bibles for this wonderful cause. I find it sad that we struggle to share the gospel in public school only to be allowed to share it in prison. (Many drop outs end up there) What if Bibles were allowed in school? Would this help prevent the need for so many prison ministries? I am so happy when I hear that a prisoner's life was changed by the gospel.


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