“Idle time is what’s killing people in here. It’s a long wait, such that those on death row wish they could be hanged sooner than die slowly and painfully.”
At Biblica, we value partnership. Working together with like-minded ministries and local churches, we extend our reach and have the opportunity to share God’s with more people around the world. The following letter was sent in by one of our partners in prison ministry.
At Biblica, we partner with local churches and like-minded ministries all around the world to extend our reach and share God’s Word with more people. Prison ministry is a great example. We began partnering with prison chaplains and ministries in 1815 to get Bibles to those who are incarcerated, and we continue that work today.
“You probably did not plan for your life to end up the way it is now. Maybe you doubt it is worth making any new plans for the future. Maybe you have given up all hope – for you, for your life, for anything.” That’s how the Free on the Inside Bible starts: by identifying the situation most inmates find themselves in – captive, alone, and in despair. Instead of dwelling on their trouble, however, it quickly offers this hope: …
Prison… What does that word make you think of? Most Christians in America would probably associate prison with criminals. People assume that you are only sent to prison if you do something wrong. Prison is seen as a place where bad people go.
What does a Bible mean to someone who is incarcerated? Certainly, it can be the difference between knowing and accepting God’s forgiveness and living with tremendous guilt and bitterness.
The civil war taking place in Syria has been in the news since it erupted during the Arab Spring of 2011. We often see video of bombed-out buildings and people in ragged clothing trailing along war-torn streets, carrying their possessions as they flee the ongoing violence. What we seldom see is the rest of the story: how God is working in the lives of displaced people and refugees of war.