As a beam of light, God's love can pierce through the darkness to change the lives of people who are lonely, struggling, fearful, and oftentimes forgotten! God's love is not stopped by prison walls or the crimes committed by those inside. God's love is constant and sure, and it is for everyone!
Peace in Prison is a compilation of short stories, thoughts, and Bible truths about prostitutes, murderers, adulterers, hypocrites, and thieves who started a new life in Jesus Christ. This book presents the message that no matter where you are or what you have done, you can have a fresh start with God.
It is the author's hope that prison ministry volunteers and those who know people behind bars will share this book with them so that they will say, “Jesus is in jail,” as many have told her after talking with her during one of her many visits with inmates she has met throughout the years. Her prayer is that they will experience Peace in Prison by getting to know the One who freely offers peace and love to all who accept His gift.
Joy Dutton has been involved in prison ministry since 1980. With a desire to encourage others with the good news of God's love, Joy has been writing for prison newsletters since 2004, and she compiled this book in hopes that those who read it will understand God's plan for their lives.
Joy is a retired piano teacher who taught for sixty years. During her career, Joy taught music at ten different Adventist schools in the Southwest, including San Pasqual Academy, San Diego Union Academy, Orangewood Academy, Thunderbird Academy, Holbrook Indian School, and Sandia View Academy. Although officially retired, she still enjoys teaching piano lessons part time.
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