I
published a Christian Fiction novel several years ago with David C. Cook entitled “Mysterious
Ways.”
After the book released I started getting letters and emails
from convicts who identified with the main character and said something along
the lines of, “I thought I was too far
gone for God to pay any attention to me and I know this is just a story, but I
thought if this character in this book could turn his life around, maybe there
is hope for me
.”
Later I
started hearing from people wanting the book because they heard “it could get someone talking about faith who
wouldn’t listen to anyone about it before
.” I tell them I have never made
that claim but I’ve had a number of people tell me that. I’ve asked them to get
back to me after the person read the book and have gotten some very
heart-warming responses.
I was
amazed at these reactions and realized immediately it was not something I had
put in the book, I just wrote a little story, it had to be something God was doing with it. Not only that, but to
this day I have no idea how the books even got into prisons. It was not
something either I or the publisher had tried to do.
The
story came to the attention of Life Sentence Publications, a publisher that
specializes in getting books into prisons. They are interested in getting it
into more prisons to see if it will continue its work. But it requires
donations to accomplish this. It takes $50 to get a package of books into a
prison. I will not benefit financially
from the project at all.
If you
would be willing to have a thumbprint on a ministry reaching out to people who
are incarcerated, you can make a donation to help by going to http://www.shop.lifesentencepublishing.com/Prison-Book-Project-Prsnbk-MW.htm  The donation site suggest a price for a full package but if you click on the donate button you can choose any amount you wish.
Any
help would be greatly appreciated. I’ve never tried to solicit help like this
before but would very much like to see this effort succeed.