Services and Resources for Re-entry

If you know of someone who is about to be released from jail or prison and returning home to Cincinnati, please know that there are resources and services available to help with this transition. As we are made aware of services, we will update you. If you know of any services or resources that may be beneficial, please share those with us and we will make sure others have access to the same information.

Recommended Books

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“Biblical counselors have worked for decades to demonstrate that God’s resources in Scripture are sufficient to help people with their counseling-related problems. In Counseling the Hard Cases, editors Stuart Scott and Heath Lambert use the true stories of real patients to show how the truths of God’s Word can be released to bring help, hope, and healing into the lives of those who struggle with some of the most difficult psychiatric diagnoses.”

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“America's justice system is broken. Offenders repeat and return to jail. Chuck Colson shows why the prevailing systems of criminal justice simply don't work. The book showcases Colson at his best, including personal stories, historical study, and shocking statistics. Bottom line: only a system that is based on a biblical worldview, a system that restores both the offender and the offended, will have any lasting success. This authoritative work is Colson's legacy statement about criminal justice. These proven principles can reverse the current criminal decline.”

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“Larry Nielsen entered jail and prison ministry after a career in law enforcement. That background gives Larry a unique perspective on corrections ministry. Larry currently serves as a volunteer lay chaplain in the Hamilton County, Ohio corrections system, and is CEO of Believers Behind Bars Correspondence School of the Bible.”

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“All Christians know they should pray, but sometimes it’s hard to know how—especially if the minutes start to drag and our minds start to wander. Offering readers hope, encouragement, and the practical advice they’re looking for, this concise book by professor Donald Whitney outlines a simple, time-tested method that can help transform our prayer lives: praying the words of the Bible. Praying the Bible shows readers how to pray through portions of Scripture one line at a time, helping us stay focused by allowing God’s Word itself to direct our thoughts and words. Simple yet profound, this resource will prove invaluable to all Christians as they seek to commune with their heavenly Father in prayer each and every day.”

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Thoughts for Young Men, by J. C. Ryle, is a short yet passionate appeal that, a hundred years after it was written, remains relevant for today. Replete with warnings, exhortations, and instruction about this life's many trials, temptations, and common pitfalls, Ryle’s classic is biblical, practical, timeless, and wise.”