Walkin’ the Walk: (1 Unit)
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 fulltime ministry to prison inmates since returning to the outside.
Before becoming a Christian in 1975, Lennie Spitale’s life was dominated by an explosive temper and problems with authority. By the time he was 30, the anger and rebellion had resulted in over 35 different jobs and several incarcerations. Upon release, Lennie continued to drift and get into trouble. But in the spring of 1975, a loving, merciful God broke into his angry, rebellious life and granted him saving faith in Jesus Christ. He quickly began to experience God’s life-changing power. In 1977 he began leading weekly Bible studies at a local jail and visiting the men at their cells. Since then, Lennie has devoted his life to a wide range of prison-related ministries, including chaplaincy, training chaplains, and authoring several books to help inmates and their families. Lennie and his wife live in the Philadelphia area.
Here’s What People Are Saying!
I really enjoyed and benefitted 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
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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