This well-written, quick read brings together the people, the Scriptures
and the prayers that spin the web of connectedness among all those touched
by the modern penal system. Those who are involved will be nourished.
Those who aren't will learn in a simple and gentle manner about a reality
that is beyond their reckoning.
Each story encourages readers to look beyond the prison
experience to their own lives where they may have put up bars that are less
apparent...It also is a reminder that we humans are more alike than we think
or than we sometimes like to think.
La Crosse Tribune
The book offers 27 reflections on prison life as well as copies
of Bible verses and inspirational prayers. Each chapter includes the true
story of a real convict.
God is with You will inspire readers to look beyond the prison they may
have built around themselves and find that God's redemptive love extends to
everyone, even those behind bars.
Spear is a retired nun of the Dominican order who has volunteered for several years at the Adrian Correctional Institutions in Michigan. In this brief book, she shares some stories of her encounters with the male prisoners there. The narratives invite those men and others behind bars, as well as their friends and families, to consider the measures that led them to prison but also to rely on God for comfort and hope. Some may find Spear's writing and approach simplistic. But the prison population is too little addressed or helped by most spiritual writing, and this book attempts to fill that gap. For many collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.