Ministry with Prisoners and Families: The Way Forward, by W. Wilson Goode, Charles E. Lewis Sr., & Dean Harold Trulear.

Dorrien BookMinistry With Prisoners and Families: The Way Forward, by W. Wilson Goode, Charles E. Lewis Sr., & Dean Harold Trulear. Recommended by Robert Brand of Solutions For Progress.


This book brings history and data about the U.S. criminal justice system into conversation with the hope of our faith. With an emphasis on the African American community, this book calls the church, and especially the Black church, to take a stronger role in supporting prisoners and their families, pre and post release.

Robert Brand says,”This is a wonderful practical approach to changing the way the faith community responds to incarceration and the way congregations and families welcome people who have been incarcerated back into their homes and communities. The Benefit Bank, an online tool developed by Solutions For Progress, with substantial support from the NCC in its early development, is an excellent tool that provides access to critical resources in the transition from incarceration to reentry into society.”

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