Love in a Cauldron of Misery

Perspectives on Christian Prison Ministry

By Kirk Blackard

Love in a Cauldron of Misery

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  • ISBN: 9781620322727
  • Pages: 234
  • Publication Date: 9/27/2012
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Love in a Cauldron of Misery

Perspectives on Christian Prison Ministry

By Kirk Blackard

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620322727
  • Pages: 234
  • Publication Date: 9/27/2012
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620322727
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 9/27/2012
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
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About-

Christians are called to minister to people in prison. But most know next to nothing about prisons, the needs of the people in them, or the biblical basis for addressing those needs. Love in a Cauldron of Misery fills that void. This book provides a brief historical perspective that orients the reader and a discussion, mainly in the words of people with real experience, of what prisons and prisoners are really like and why the need for ministry is so great. It then explores the biblical charge for Christians to meet these needs and discusses ways in which they can do so. Love in a Cauldron of Misery is an invaluable resource for any pastor, teacher, or lay-person who is participating in, considering, or just wants to know more about prison ministry.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Love in a Cauldron of Misery should be required reading for every volunteer or professional trying to incarnate Jesus among prisoners. Blackard's background in law and his experience in ministries of reconciliation inform his writing and equip him to break through much of the popular folklore that surrounds faith-based prison work. I strongly recommend this thoughtful book to everyone with a heart to serve those behind walls."
--Brent Isbell, Senior Minister, University Church of Christ

"In Love in a Cauldron of Misery, Kirk Blackard has captured a unique mix of the historical, practical, and Biblical aspects of the massive incarceration problem in the United States. This book is a must-read for all concerned Americans who profess they want to help 'the least of our brethren.'"
--John Sage, Founder and Executive Director, Bridges To Life prison ministry

"Kirk Blackard took extensive research, his practical knowledge of law, and his hands-on work in restorative justice to create a readable and poignant history of our judicial system. Through storytelling and anecdotes, this book speaks to both the head and the heart, making the case that we move our criminal justice system of restitution to a restorative system for those affected by crime."
--Karen Clifton, Executive Director, Catholic Mobilizing Network

"Kirk Blackard's extensively researched Love in a Cauldron of Misery brings to bear the healing inherent in the gospel and discusses things [we] can use to bring healing to a suffering people. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding our criminal justice system and to every person who plans to do prison ministry."
--Emmett Solomon, President, Restorative Justice Ministries Network of North America

Contributors-

Kirk Blackard

Bio(s)-

Kirk Blackard is a lawyer, retired business executive, and writer. He has many years experience in prison ministry and is Chairman of the Board of Bridges To Life, a faith-based ministry active in prisons in Texas and a number of other states. He is author of Restoring Peace: Using Lessons from Prison to Mend Broken Relationships.

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