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Spiritual Survival Guide
FOR PRISON AND BEYOND
(Expanded Edition with 7 New Small Group Bible Studies)

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Welcome to the second edition of the  Spiritual Survival Guide for Prison and Beyond. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a tool that engenders hope, nourishes prisoners’ faith, and strengthens their relationships with Jesus. It deals with questions inmates often ask, as well as the questions they’re afraid to ask. Written by Pastor Fred Nelson, the Spiritual Survival Guide was developed by Redeemer Church, Park Ridge, Illinois, for their Under the Door Prison Ministry at Stateville Prison in Joliet. Written with extensive input from current and former inmates, prison chaplains, pastors of ex-inmates, family members, and workers in re-entry ministry, the book covers issues like…

  • Forgiveness, Shame, and Guilt
  • Addiction
  • Gangs
  • Family and Fatherhood
  • Your Past and the Truth about What God Thinks of You
  • Surviving Spiritually Beyond Prison

Written in a conversational style, the book includes questions for reflection that can be used by individuals or groups. The second edition includes 7 new small group Bible studies specially designed for inmates or returning citizens. There’s even a four-year calendar.

We know there’s no substitute for in-person ministry. The Survival Guide is a tool that reinforces the ministry you’re already doing – whether in prison or post-release. It helps inmates or ex-inmates maintain ground that might otherwise be lost between your visits. Prisoners have a lot of downtime. Providing them with the Survival Guide is like putting a pastor right in their cells with them, available 24 hours a day!

Please note that there are several ways to order copies. Individual paperback copies are available for $7.00 (plus $3.99 shipping) through Amazon.com. The Kindle edition is $5.00. You can also order directly from us in two ways. You can order by the case (28 copies to a case) for only $84 with free shipping included – that’s only $3.00 per copy! If you don’t need that many copies, but would like some for use in a small group, you can order by the box. Each box contains 5 copies and costs only $25 with free shipping included as well. Simply click on the icons to your left that display the Under the Door logo, and you’ll be taken to an order page directly with us.

We pray that the Spiritual Survival Guide for Prison and Beyond will be a blessing to your ministry and to the prisoners you serve. May God continue to bless your ministry!

In Christ,

~Ben Blobaum, Ministry Coordinator, Under the Door Prison Ministry