Prison Ministry: Hope Behind the Wall [NOOK Book]

Overview

As the prison population in the United States increases by more than 1,000 inmates each week, prison ministry programs must have a working blueprint for dealing with the shame, humiliation, hate, and loneliness of incarceration at both the adult correctional and juvenile detention/probation levels. This book demonstrates how a ministry can address oppression and bring incarcerated individuals into the community of Christ.

Author Dennis Pierce is a former chaplain at the Joliet ...

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Prison Ministry: Hope Behind the Wall

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Overview

As the prison population in the United States increases by more than 1,000 inmates each week, prison ministry programs must have a working blueprint for dealing with the shame, humiliation, hate, and loneliness of incarceration at both the adult correctional and juvenile detention/probation levels. This book demonstrates how a ministry can address oppression and bring incarcerated individuals into the community of Christ.

Author Dennis Pierce is a former chaplain at the Joliet Correctional Center in Illinois. Here he presents a functioning approach to forgiveness and reconciliation which combines pastoral counseling, Christian education, Bible studies, and worship to help inmates develop self-esteem and an overall feeling of self-worth through compassion and empathy. He examines the vital issues facing juveniles in the criminal justice system (the transition from county jail to a correctional facility, victimization, rejection, understimulation, homosexual rape) and advocates the creation of nonthreatening niches that can help inmates cope with their situations and move toward forgiveness and reconciliation.

Prison Ministry: Hope Behind the Wall also includes case studies of four inmates, an extensive bibliography, a glossary of prison terms, sample Bible studies, and sermon topics. The book is designed to provide essential information for anyone dealing with incarcerated youth and young adults in civilian or military correctional/juvenile detention facilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317786764
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/2/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 447 KB

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Time to meet the incarcerated 13
Ch. 2 Prisons : warehousing the oppressed 57
Ch. 3 Defining the prison's emotional ethos 69
Ch. 4 Human breakdown created by prison's emotional ethos 79
Ch. 5 A theology to the oppressed in a maximum-security prison 87
Ch. 6 Components of empowerment needed for prison ministry 109
Ch. 7 Society without souls : transient choices 119
Ch. 8 A choice for a peaceful heart 137
App Letters from inmates
App One-hour sessions for Christian education component
App Order for corporate reconciliation
App Outline sermon : being genuine
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