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Precious Lord, Take My Hand, A Guide For the Journey Home

By David J. Koetje and Andrew T. Hanson

Although prison street addresses suggest that these places are next door neighbors just down the street,   in reality a prison sits in a” far country”. The language and experiences of this far off country, for example, often leave those on the outside perplexed. How do we respond to the news that one had recently “rode out”?   Those on the outside have spouses or roommates; insiders have a “bunky”. Bible study materials too often use examples from suburban life, reference recent movies, suggest forgiveness involving face to face meetings with the forgiven and too often reference family.   Who’s your family when you’ve not received a visit in 5 years, but live in community all day every day with others assigned to you by the State? How do you mature in the faith if there’s simply no physical place to hold a quiet conversation with Jesus? What’s to tithe when you have no money? Why yearn for the great banquet feast of the Lamb, when your daily banquet for the past 15 years cost $4.07 per day?

To grow the Church and mature the saints in that church, we offer this book as an attempt to provide a trustworthy and contextualize faith nurturing curriculum for study by small groups inside prisons.   The book has been vetted by inside members of Celebration Fellowship Church and former members, now free at last. It’s been prayed over; we’ve asked the Spirit to bless this work to the end that those of faith behind the walls find their place in the Kingdom of the redeemed.

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Precious Lord, Take My Hand, A Guide For the Journey Home

Leader’s Guide

This is rich with helpful suggestions for each of the 52 lessons. In addition to providing suggestions for introducing and structuring each lesson, there is commentary on each of the twenty-four pieces of art that accompany the book.

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