ISBN #: 978-1-59387-158-1
A Practical Guide for Christians in Prison
Does it surprise you that the day-to-day life and conduct of a Christian in prison not only has its own set of challenges, but also some very special benefits?
The teaching, insights, compassion, understanding, and warm encouragement that Lennie Spitale has for the incarcerated in this unique course are based solidly on the Word of God and flow out of his personal experience behind prison walls and his later full-time ministry to prison inmates since returning to the outside.
Here's What People Are Saying!
"I really enjoyed and benefited from going through this course. Spitale writes well. He is able to catch the emotion and mood of being incarcerated and understands the disabilities these folk bring off the street.
When I first saw the chapters listed I knew this would be a good study. Each one covers issues I myself have considered as I have dealt personally with prisoners. These are issues that are crucial for attaining maturity and balance in the Christian life. The chapters have material that is relevant for those in the free world as well!
Lennie Spitale is stepping onto the ECS scene at a crucial time. He is committed to the spiritual welfare of the prisoner. May this new course make a positive impact for years to come."
– Rodger Turley, Director
Texas Write-Way Prison Ministries
"The person who designed this course is very much in tune with prison life. This course is a blessing to me. Praise God!"
– Alfred, TX inmate
"Walkin’ the Walk helped me change my character and my way of living to be the man God created me to be! Each lesson helped me grow deeply in Christ’s love as I study and put it into practice daily."
– Khoa, TX inmate
"I had to write to say that Walkin’ the Walk is so impressive. The fact that a former incarcerated man wrote the book was touching. The author can directly relate to all the things one has to deal with in the prison environment. Walkin’ the Walk reinforces how important what we do, say, and act shows others how sincere we are about our walk with God. I wish I had this book back when I started in the county because the issues the author writes about are so very true. This book deeply touched me more than I can ever express."
–Terry, NJ inmate
About the Author
Chapter 1 – Christianity in a Fishbowl
Chapter 2 – Escaping the "Air of Negativity"
Chapter 3 – The House of My Master's Relatives
Chapter 4 – Maintaining Unity Among Christians
Chapter 5 – Developing Your Christian Education
Chapter 6 – Serving Others
Chapter 7 – The Biblical view of Authority
Chapter 8 – Can Anything Good Come Out of This?
Chapter 9 – The Importance of Integrity
Chapter 10 – Jesus on the Main Line
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-15-1
The Bible pictures losers in many ways—as lost sheep, mug victims, lower class citizens, frauds, and runaway kids, to mention just a few. But the Bible also contains the good news that God has provided a way to have a fresh start in life. Do you feel like you’re a “born loser”? This Bible course will help you learn how you can be born (again) to win!View full product details
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-41-0
New converts face real problems as they seek to live the Christian life—even more so if the new believer is in prison. This study course is designed to help believers cope with the real problems of life. Subjects such as guilt and forgiveness, lust, marriage and divorce, and submitting to authority are addressed in a straightforward and honest manner. Read along and see how you can serve the Lord in the way you live your life.
For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today.
Chapter 1 – Right Expectations and Loneliness
Chapter 2 – Fear, Hatred, and Vengeance
Chapter 3 – Guilt and Forgiveness
Chapter 4 – How to Think Straight about Yourself
Chapter 5 – Lust
Chapter 6 – Masturbation
Chapter 7 – Homosexuality
Chapter 8 – Cuss Words, Dirty Talk, and Pornography
Chapter 9 – Marriage and Divorce
Chapter 10 – Pot, Pills, Powders, and Alcohol
Chapter 11 – Honesty—Still the Best Policy, and Submitting to Authority
Chapter 12 – Adjusting to Life Outside
Books by William MacDonald: Christ Loved the Church, Enjoying the Book of Acts, Enjoying the Minor Prophets, Enjoying the Psalms, Enjoying the Proverbs, Letters to the Thessalonians, Let Me Introduce You to the Bible, Old Testament Digest: Job Through Malachi, True Discipleship
Courses by William MacDonald: The Bible Tells Me So, Born to Win, Christ Loved the Church, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Doing Time with Jesus, Ecclesiastes: Is There Meaning to Life?, Galatians, God's Word Is Truth, Good New for All, Guide to Christian Growth, James, John, Lessons for Christian Living, The Letters of John, The Letters to Timothy and Titus, The Lord's Supper and Baptism, Luke, Matthew, Mark, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, Revelation, Romans – Part 1, Romans – Part 2, Summary of the Bible, What the Bible Teaches, Winning Souls the Bible Way
Booklets by William MacDonald: Armageddon Soon?, Fundamental, Important, and Non-Essential Issues, God's Answers to Man's Questions, The Grace of God, Grasping for Shadows, Seek Ye First, That's a Good Question, There's a Way Back to God, Think of Your Future, To What Should We be Loyal?, True Brokenness
Here's What People Are Saying!
"After being saved, my thirst for God's Word was unquenchable. Doing Time With Jesus was my first encounter with ECS Ministries. How appropriate, since I knew I must spend the rest of my days on this earth in a prison or go to Missouri's death row. regardless of my worldly circumstances, where or how much time I have left to live, I want to do all my time with Jesus Christ as my guide."
– D. S., Inmate in Missouri
“Doing Time With Jesus is the best course! A lot of questions I had before have been answered.”
– Simon, Inmate in Texas
"Doing Time With Jesus is one of the best studies I have taken so far. I really love it! I am dealing with a lot of these issues right now.It really changed my walk with God for the better. I love the Word of God. I thank God for your Bible study courses. They are encouraging me every time I get one. I know I must continue in the Word of God because it gets hard in here sometimes, actually most of the time. But greater is He in me than he that’s in the world. God bless you."
– Adrian, InmateView full product details
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-75-5
All of us want to succeed in life. This is especially true for Christian prison inmates who have just been released. One problem they face is making day-to-day choices—something they didn’t have to do behind bars. When they leave prison there are many decisions to make daily. Often this aspect of liberty overwhelms them and they return to crime and eventually to prison. It is estimated that three out of four people who are released from prison return there. The key to success in life for the parolee is the same as it is for each one of us—complete obedience to God’s revealed will.
This study will help you identify areas of your life where obedience is needed so that you can succeed in life.
Dick was saved at age 19 while in the Navy. Afterwards, he attended Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School earning a M.A. in New Testament Studies. Dick and Marilyn were married in 1962, and have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren.
Dick worked as a juvenile probation officer for 33 years, and from 1994-2011 (when called home to be with the Lord) volunteered with ECS Prison Ministry of Northern California, focusing mainly on the spiritual aftercare of parolee students. Prior to his work with ECS Ministries, Dick and his wife served as leaders in their church's Junior High Department. He was also involved in evangelism and active at church.
Chapter 1 – Stay in Touch with the Lord
Chapter 2 – Settle Up
Chapter 3 – Stay Positive in a Negative World
Chapter 4 – Go the Second Mile with Authorities
Chapter 5 – Respect the Men and Women in Your Life
Chapter 6 – Find a Paul and Be a Timothy
Chapter 7 – Let Jesus, Not Money, Be Your Lord
Chapter 8 – Leave Your Gang Friends; Find Your Brothers
Chapter 9 – Get “High” on the Christian Life, Not on Drugs
Chapter 10 – Find a Good Church and Make It a Better One
Chapter 11 – Become a Godly Parent
Chapter 12 – Always Do the Right Thing
ISBN #: 978-0-940293-80-9
As we live our lives in this complex world, we all need wisdom and guidance. Where can we turn? In the Bible, we can turn to the book of Proverbs. In it we find principles for living that will help us as we try to live out our Christian life. This study, while useful to any Christian, is specifically designed for men and women in prison or on parole. In each of the chapters there are real life illustrations of the principles taught in Proverbs. Read this study and find wisdom for life.View full product details