By Leannie Spitale.
A TRAVELER'S GUIDE FOR CHRISTIANS TO A FOREIGN LAND WHERE THE FIELDS ARE RIPE FOR HARVEST.
For most Christians, prison culture is like visiting a foreign land, and the thought of ministering in prisons to those incarcerated is an intimidating prospect. Prison Ministry will offer you the empower ment you need as a pastor, an educator, or a lay leader in doing effective prison ministry.
Providing a thorough 'inside-out' view of prison life, Lennie Spitalt offers a unique and qualifying vantage for writing about prison culture and prison ministry. As a young man, Spitale served a prison sentence. Two years after his conversion to Christianity, he began conducting a weekly Bible study in a local jail. This led to full time ministry.
Prison Ministry covers areas such as the emotional challenges of prisoners and those who minister to them, the environment of fear, the culture of deprivation, friendships between prisoners, guidelines and principles, Do's and Dont's, and many other relevant and essential topics for equipping any individual or church for effective prison ministry.
Lennie Spitale has been involved in prison ministry in scores of correctional institutions including adult, juvenile, male, female, state, county, federal, maximum, medium, and minimum security prisons for over twenty-five years.
Leannie Spitale is Director of Prison Ministries for Vision New England, a member of the Coalition of Prison Evangelists and a seminar instructor for Prison Fellowship.
Leannie Spitale currently lives in Pepperell, MA.