Restoration – Help in re-entering society after long term prison sentences
Do you know a fellow believer that has been in prison, but has found restoration? Restoration is a good biblical word. Our disobedience requires judgment and sometimes imprisonment. But is there hope for these in this predicament? YES! God can change hearts and bring restoration.
The following story is about a prisoner getting ready to reenter society and the changes he has made. It is hard for me to give my honest opinion of this series because as I’ve not been able to watch all of it.
However, I do know that lives can be changed through the power of the gospel. It is Jesus Christ who loved us and gave Himself a ransom for all.
Some prisoners have indeed already been changed by that power before they even entered prison. Paul, was a great Biblical example and so was Joseph. Currently, I have a friend who the Lord brought restoration into her heart before she had to serve time. She has done tremendously and will soon be reentering society.
The Restoration Series
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Jonathan was sentenced to prison for 25 years and as a result has missed so many special moments in life. It has devastated him to be separated from his wife and family.
Jonathan is getting closer to his release from prison. He is looking forward to it, but is the transition going to be easy? Over half of prisoners return to prison within two years and Jonathan is aware of the challenge set before him, yet he is determined! He desires to take the skills he has learned into the world outside of incarceration and stay there, helping build the community that he is part of for years to come.
You can now watch The Restoration Series:
Jonathan’s Walk, a 5-part documentary film series following one man as he re-enters his community after 15 years in prison.
Presented by Prison Fellowship
It demonstrates in imagery, powerful storytelling and social interaction what it means to be human and the shared need of all people to see communities restored.
Though America is home to only 4% of the world’s population, we house more than 20% of its prisoners.
Recidivism is the tendency of a criminal to re-offend; it is out of control. The Restoration Series tells the story of men and women who have experienced The Academy, a revolutionary in-prison program that is combatting incarceration and recidivism head on.
I am glad that Prison Fellowship is taking time to help so many that are incarcerated to get on the right track and to live lives with Biblical Values.
What I did not like, was the lack of a clear gospel message when looking at their website and resources. It is the power of the gospel that changes, restores, and reforms lives. We can only be reformed through the power of the gospel, not on any merit of our own.