Langhorne United Methodist Church 301 E. Maple Ave., Langhorne PA 19047 (215) 757-4984
Langhorne United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 18, 2017
A Fellowship of Believers Reaching Out That All Might Know Christ

Recommended Reading – Prison Ministry

 
All Alone In The World: Children of the Incarcerated
By Nell Bernstein
All Alone in the World reads as a compelling mixture of damage assessment and blueprint for the future. Using first-hand stories derived from dozens of interviews with children of incarcerated parents, Bernstein critiques policies around arrest, sentencing, visiting, foster care, reentry, and legacy.
 
Inside: Life Behind Bars in America
By Michael G. Santos
American jails and prisons confine nearly 13.5 million people each year, and it is estimated that 6 to 7 percent of the U.S. population will be confined in their lifetimes. Despite these disturbing numbers, little is known about life inside beyond the mythology of popular culture.
 
I Was In Prison: United Methodist Perspectives on Prison Ministry
Edited by Shopshire, Hicks and Stoglin
United Methodists have a rich history of involvement in prison ministry and criminal justice work. Yet today, precisely at a time when incarceration is reaching unprecedented levels in the United States, prison ministry in The United Methodist Church is fragmented and badly in need of a fresh vision. I Was In Prison seeks to address this need.
 
Learning to Sing in a Strange Land: When a Loved One Goes to Prison
By Rev. Wesley Stevens
When a loved one goes to prison, it is much like having a death in the family. This new book, written from a painful personal experience, will help families who are suffering the loss of a loved one to the criminal justice system.
 
My Daddy Is In Jail
By Janet M. Bender
My Daddy Is In Jail is a long overdue resource for helping children cope with the incarceration of a loved one. It includes a read-aloud story, discussion guide, caregiver suggestions and optional small group counseling activities. With this book, helping professionals, and other caring adults, will find themselves better equipped to provide information and support to these vulnerable children and their families.
 
Prison Ministry: Understanding Prison Culture Inside and Out
By Lennie Spitale
For most Christians, prison culture is like visiting a foreign land, and the thought of ministering in prisons to those incarcerated is an intimidating prospect. Prison Ministry will empower any pastor, educator, or lay leader in doing effective prison ministry by providing a thorough inside-out” view of prison life.
 
Six Million Angels: Stories from 20 Years of Angel Tree's Ministry to the Children of Prisoners
By Charles Colson
For 20 Years Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree ministry has touched the hearts of prisoners and their families by serving their children. Last year alone 50,000 volunteers from 14,000 churches provided Christmas gifts for more than 600,000 children.
 
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
By Michelle Alexander
In this incisive critique, former litigator-turned-legal-scholar Michelle Alexander provocatively argues that we have not ended racial caste in America: we have simply redesigned it. Alexander shows that, by targeting black men and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, even as it formally adheres to the principle of color blindness. The New Jim Crow challenges the civil rights community--and all of us--to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.
 
The Tie that Binds: Connecting with God, the Church and the World
By Richard B. Wilke
Noted author and United Methodist Bishop Richard B. Wilke takes a compelling look at the church 20 years after his book, "And Are We Yet Alive?" provided a wake-up call to United Methodists everywhere. Wilke again calls the church to respond with energy and relevance in an ever changing world.
 
Twice Pardoned: An Ex-Con Talks to Parents and Teens
By Harold Morris
Harold Morris began writing in 1984 when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He wanted to use his last few months to share the story of his life: falsely convicted of armed robbery and murder at age 29, he spent the next nine years behind bars, struggling to survive in what was widely recognized as the worst prison in the United States - Georgia State Penitentiary. But inside prison he found something unexpected; he found hope.
 
Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System
By Silja J.A. Talvi  
More and more women--mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, and sisters--are doing hard prison time all across the United States. Many of them are facing the prospect of years, decades, even lifetimes behind bars. Oddly, there's been little public discussion about the dramatic increase of women in the prison system. What exactly is happening here, and why?
 

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