A New Life With Jesus: For Friends In Jails and Prisons

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AuthorHouse, Jul 8, 2005 - Religion - 240 pages

Jail and prison inmates need Bible study to change their lives.  If you know someone in jail, send them this book.  Language is direct, practical and based on 13 years of Bible study with inmates.  Chaplains and volunteers can direct individuals or small group study of 57 short sections.

Topics consider how inmates think, what values they have, and how thoughts lead to actions.  In-depth study proves that the Bible is God’s word and applies Bible teachings to daily life.  Chapters on prayer, temptation, and family relations explain how to live a better life. The book seeks to raise their self-image as God’s special creation.  If inmates can make the changes suggested, they should never return to jail.

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About the author (2005)

Jay Perrin has been a Bible teacher-volunteer in jails and prisons for over 14 years.  In preparing this study guide, he depended heavily on an inmate friend for guidance in all areas.  He listened to the questions which inmates gave and responded to those concerns with Scripture verses.

In this give-and-take Bible study, the inmates themselves actually produced the book.  Jay could not have done it without their constant input.  They asked questions which none of his Sunday School classes ever asked, basic and important questions for a Christian life.

Jay worked as teacher and administrator in public schools and universities for over 40 years.  He has a doctor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma.  He has taught Sunday School classes for over 55 years.  He and his wife served for ten years as teachers-missionaries in Japan.  Emphasis on Christian basics and the supporting Scriptures came from teaching the Bible in Japan.  God gave him a love for inmates who want to change their lives.

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