Item description for The Spirit Set Me Free: True Stories of Faith by Prisoners by Frederick A. Hermann...
Overview True stories from men and women who discovered their faith while in jail or prison.
Publishers Description Readers of this unique and profoundly moving book will come face to face with the astonishing stories of 55 people who discovered what they most wanted in a place where they least expected to find it--prison. Frederick Hermann has collected the real stories of people convicted of serious (and, in many cases, heinous) crimes. These convicted murderers, thieves, rapists, prostitutes, and drug dealers each discovered--in the darkest pit of despair--a deep and abiding relationship with God so profound that their accounts can serve as a model for transforming our own lives. In THE SPIRIT SET ME FREE, these prisoners, many of whom had been slaves to drugs and alcohol, openly acknowledge the serious crimes they committed and tell of their new, uplifting relationship with Christ. These tormented souls have actually found, in God's grace, a serenity and a purpose that few would have thought possible. One heartbreaking letter was written by a convict just moments before he was executed, crucifix clutched in his hand. Several tell of people who had it all (wealth, fame, and popularity) and were driven to crime through arrogance and a feeling of invulnerability. More tell of people who had lived lives of quiet desperation, falling almost inevitably into a life of crime. Every story is followed by a relevant quote from the Bible and some include inspiring artwork done by the contributors themselves. In all cases, the contributors had fallen into total despair before finding enlightenment and inspiration in God's gift of love. Taken together, these moving accounts paint a vivid picture of restored pride and self-esteem, renunciation of evil, and a dedication to doing the Lord's work that one wouldnever expect from those on the very bottom rung of our society. These stories will serve as an inspiration to those in similar straits, to their families and loved ones, and to all of us who struggle to find a path toward hope and redemption.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.41 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2004
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809142872 ISBN13 9780809142873
Availability 0 units.
More About Frederick A. Hermann
Frederick A. Hermann is a writer, conference speaker, and volunteer prison minister. President of The Equity Group, he resides in St. Louis, MO.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Spirit Set Me Free: True Stories of Faith by Prisoners?
GOD'S LOVE IS AMAZING! Sep 22, 2007
The stories of these inmates has inspired me to become more involved with Prison Ministry at our local correctional facility. Their stories are truly amazing because they have felt the love of God through people who care and through God's Word. I recommend this book for anyone who cares about the dignity and care of inmantes in this country. You will love the book just because it is so obvious how God's love can change all who seek it!
Grace in action Nov 27, 2004
Testimony, pure and simple, of the redeming love of God. A must read for people, incarcerated or not, of Grace incarnate....of Grace in Action!
Excellent stories of the power of Christ to lift us all up Oct 25, 2004
If you know somebody in prison, this book will surely comfort, inspire and ecnourage them. Mr. Hermann has collected wonderful stories of how accepting Christ and coming to the Lord has changed these people's lives. The "Spirit Set Me Free" is easy to read and has short and easily understood letters from inmates who tell how thier life changed by accepting Christ into their hearts. The book has much wider appeal than to just those in prison. All of us can find new and renewed faith with these inspirational messages.