This book arose out of a series of articles which appeared in The Evangelical Magazine, published by The Evangelical Movement of Wales. The author was encouraged to expand and develop the material, to illustrate the prison work started under Day One Prison Ministries and then continued and expanded by DAYLIGHT Christian Prison Trust, in association with Day One Prison Ministries. In demonstrating the power of the gospel to ‘set the prisoners free', this book makes no extravagant or exaggerated claims. It is a real eye-opener, giving glimpses of robbers and rapists, murderers and violent thugs, as well as illegal immigrants and others guilty of ‘white collar crimes'.
Read of prisoners gladly accepting Christian literature, hardened criminals listening attentively to the gospel, and some prisoners being transformed by the power of the gospel and going on to lead reformed lives that demonstrate the biblical truth that ‘if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come'. Read also of the heartache of seeing those believed to have been converted to Christ not going on with God.
At one point the author asks, ‘How involved is the Christian church in prison and prisoners?' The story of this prison work points to ways in which many could respond to the challenge.
At one point the author asks, 'How involved is the Christian church in prison and prisoners?' The story of this prison work points to ways in which many could respond to the challenge.
About the Author:
Gerard Chrispin, has written a number of books for DayOne and a series of How can…? booklets to help people to trust Christ. The first edition of The Resurrection –The Unopened Gift was published in 1999 and was his first book. It is also available in French. As a former criminal lawyer Gerard Chrispin knows how to handle evidence. As a Bible teacher, associate pastor, evangelist and author he wants his readers to know that Christ really rose again and what that can mean to them. Whether addressing church folks, conference attendees, prisoners or anyone else he has one aim: make the good news of Jesus Christ clear and simple. Married with three adult children and six grandchildren, Gerard is a former rugby player and cricketer.