Serving Time, Serving Others: Acts of Kindness by Inmates, Prison Staff, Victims, and Volunteers

Overview

These inspiring and true stories reveal the restorative benevolence that is alive and well behind prison walls. Whether through a helping hand from another inmate, a gesture of kindness from a prison volunteer, or caring treatment and respect from a correctional officer, counselor, chaplain or other staff person, you will be uplifted as you read about amazing people who have performed humane acts in inhumane surroundings. Serving Time, Serving Others is for those who have ever spent time behind bars; who have ...
See more details below
Paperback
$12.90
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$14.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $10.98   
  • New (5) from $10.98   
  • Used (1) from $13.10   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

These inspiring and true stories reveal the restorative benevolence that is alive and well behind prison walls. Whether through a helping hand from another inmate, a gesture of kindness from a prison volunteer, or caring treatment and respect from a correctional officer, counselor, chaplain or other staff person, you will be uplifted as you read about amazing people who have performed humane acts in inhumane surroundings. Serving Time, Serving Others is for those who have ever spent time behind bars; who have ever had a loved-one imprisoned; who work or volunteer in a correctional facility; who have ever been a victim of crime; and, who understand that we all share the responsibility of helping others-no matter who they are, where they live, or what they've done. Each heartfelt story captures the essence of genuine kindness and illustrates that even the darkest pits of despair and hopelessness can be illuminated by just one good deed. Genuine kindheartedness has the miraculous power to heal, transform and inspire-even those behind bars. It can also foster forgiveness and a desire to change. Serving Time, Serving Others will leave you with a renewed appreciation of the restorative power of kindness and the resilience of the human spirit-whether or not you live or work behind the razor wire. "Laura and Tom Lagana have brought together an extraordinary collection of inspiring stories by ordinary people, uplifting our world in the darkest of places." Jack Canfield, Co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482395891
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 821,390
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Positive Impact and Connection for Prisoners and their loved ones

    I just got done reading "Serving Time, Serving Others" and there are no words to express the impact and effect it had on me. Though I never had the opportunity or pleasure of meeting the authors, after reading this book I feel as if I¿ve known them for years and can relate to both of them.<BR/>Curtis, inmate<BR/>Halawa Correctional Facility<BR/>Aiea, Hawaii

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2004

    Serving Time Serving Others Helps in Ministry

    The women in jail love this book. In fact one of the women, who had been very indifferent to us, had a change in attitude when she received her copy of 'Serving Time, Serving Others.' I think it has opened up a door for us to reach her. Carolyn Bell Volunteer, Arkansas

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2004

    Great book!

    Serving Time, Serving Others is a heartwarming compilation of stories centered on the prison system. The stories are authored by inmates, volunteers and prison staff, and all of the stories will cause you to reevaluate any preconceived thoughts you may have on the prison system. The book will make you less judgmental and more judicious. Several stories, all of which were written by inmates, touched my heart as I read this book. A Ten-Cent Pen by Matt Matteo: This story succinctly shows how an inmate can grow within the walls of his imprisonment. An Unexpected Favor by William Ryan: An ex-inmate reveals the changes his incarceration wrought in small ways upon his life, exchanging the high with drugs for the high of helping others. My Friend Sarama by George Toth: An inmate's view of how quickly we all judge others after the September 11th tragedy The Angel Tree by Terrell L. Thomas: The real victims of an inmate's mistake are his own family, yet the compassion of volunteers renews his faith. Hungry for Freedom by Shannon Grillo: All the things we take for granted by being free are emphasized by an inmate's brief thoughts of escape and realization that to heal her soul, she must pay her debt to society. I recommend this book be read by anyone who works in a prison, who has a loved one incarcerated, or who may be in prison themselves. The stories will ease some positive into what may seem to be only a negative situation. This book will give you hope.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)