Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stories of Faith and Courage From Prison By Compiled By Connie Cameron GIVEAWAY!



This inspirational book is a collection of true stories laid out in a daily format; one per day for 365 days. Each story will tell about a work of God in the lives of those who have experienced some aspect of prison. A single scripture verse will accompany each writing, pointing to the hope and truth found in God’s word.
While incarcerated, many inmates spiritually hit bottom and come face-to-face with the choices they have made. Thankfully, God uses Christian volunteers, prison chaplains, family members, outside friends, Christian pen pals, and other inmates, to share His love and truth with the lost behind bars. Regardless of how they are offered hope, inmate’s testimonies, along with their daily walk challenges, are moving and inspirational.
You will read amazing stories including that of Brandon, a prisoner who had a prayer warrior mother, and was also visited by a Christian volunteer. Brandon came to Christ while incarcerated, and witnessed constant gang activity behind bars, including preying upon the youth on the outside. Since his release, Brandon often risks his life in his ministry of intervening in the lives of youth who are at risk to become involved in gang activity.
The battle for the souls of inmates is fierce. One female prisoner said, “When I first arrived at prison in 2002, Christianity was openly practiced and Satanic practices were underground. Now it is just the opposite.” This inspirational book will remind Christians of their admonishment by Jesus to visit the imprisoned, to pray for them, and to share the gospel with them (Matthew 25:36). These collective, true stories will especially touch those who are uncomfortable with prison ministry, helping them to develop compassion for the shunned souls of society.
Pick up a copy here
Connie (Sturm) Cameron is a newspaper columnist, freelance writer, and author. Her hundreds of published writings include several Chicken Soup for the Soul titles, Reader’s Digest, and The War Cry. Dozens of her published works were compiled into her first book, God’s Gentle Nudges: Inspi­rational Stories of How God Lovingly Leads us Closer to Him.
Connie is a speaker and has been inter­viewed on television and radio. She was a featured author in The Christian Commu­nicator and an instructor for the American Christian Writers Conference. As an active board member of the Licking County Jail Ministry, Connie also enjoys visiting, speak­ing to, and writing female inmates. She resides in Glenford, Ohio, with her husband Chuck. Together they have 3 grown chil­dren and 4 grandchildren.

This was such an inspirational book. It has 365 very short stories one for each day of the year. Some of the stories are very moving.
Connie Cameron collected and put all of the stories together in a devotion type format for us to enjoy.
If you are looking for something short to read each morning this may be your book.
I was given a copy of this book from the author, Thank you Connie

15 comments:

  1. This sounds like an amazing book!! Has been put on my wishlist.

    Cathy Weber
    Cdweber20@hotmail.com

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  2. Would love to read this. My husband and I did a prison ministry through our church. We would go there and hold a service for them and at christmas we helped do Christmas program. It is a blessing. Would love the chance to win.
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  3. I would like to win this and give it to my nephew who was in prison

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  4. I'd like to win this for my niece, I think it would help her a great deal.
    Thanks for give away.
    Carolyn
    carolynj63@att.net

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  5. Love to read stories like this LOVE TO WIN !!!Blessings
    Dana "Girl" Spille
    jashbk@earthlink.net

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    1. Dana, You are the Winner! E-mail me your mailing address themaryreader@yahoo.com and Connie will get a copy right out to you!

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  6. Awesome review Mary as always cant wait to get a copy.

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  7. I'd like to win a copy. Sounds like interesting stories. Thanks Mary for your giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  8. I'm so excited about this book I cant wait to win or get a copy thanks Mary for the review.

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  9. This sounds like a very interesting devotional. My husband has been involved with prison ministry, and it's amazing when prisoners respond to the encouragement and prayers of those who share with them and pray with them. Thanks, Mary!

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  10. Mary Id like to win a copy of this one great review.

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  11. I would love to win and read this. But don't think I could do just one a day. Would want to read it all. Thanks for this review and give-away. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  12. Thanks for all your wonderful comments. Debbie - I know most prisons will not allow books to be sent to inmates unless they are sent directly from the publisher or a new book from Amazon sent directly. (Too much contraband smuggled in by outsiders.) The responses I've rec'd. from inmates, though, have been very appreciative, touching, and uplifting.

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  13. I would like to win this and give it to a couple who do prison ministry here in Lincoln.

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