Released From the Prison My Father Built

“Go home to your friends and tell them the great things the Lord has done for you.” (Mark 5:19)

releasedThose words of Scripture burst alive in my heart almost 40 years ago as I knelt praying in my prison cell, asking the Lord if there was any way He could work things out for me to be released before finishing my entire sentence. I said “amen” and opened the Bible randomly to read this verse – “Go home to your friends and tell them the great things the Lord has done for you.”

I was stunned — and very excited. Somehow I knew that the Lord had heard my prayer and answered. I knew that I was going to get out of prison! And I knew what I was supposed to do once I got out — “go home to my friends and tell them.”

I also knew that there was nothing I could do to make this actually occur. If indeed it was the Lord speaking to me as I supposed, then He alone would be the One who would make what He had said happen.

And He did.

Less than two weeks later, on December 22, 1970, I was released from the Texas State Penitentiary. I went home to my friends and began telling them my story. And I have been doing just that for the past four decades. Now, I have the privilege to tell my story to you with the pubication of my new book, Released From the Prison My Father Built.

Beginning tomorrow I will post excerpts from the book to give you a first look at what the Lord has done, and how it can impact your own life as you follow after Jesus on your personal journey into freedom.

Enjoy!

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Released Cover thumbnailFresh off the press, Released From the Prison My Father Built is a riveting true story of one man’s personal journey from abandonment to love, from hopelessness to faith, and from incarceration to freedom. A fascinating read loaded with insights that help the reader find love, faith, and freedom for themselves. Get your copy today!

Available now online here; in bookstores March 16

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