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Books offer American Baptists opportunity for unity

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ABC Reads brings American Baptists together through the power of a book. Sponsored by Judson Press, ABC Reads highlights a book annually that's appropriate for reading and discussion in small group settings, as well as individually. The book provides an opportunity for learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and faith in Sunday school classes and Bible studies, as well as men's, women's and youth groups.

See the complete list of past ABC Reads titles

Ministry with Prisoners & Families ABC Reads 2014

The 2014 ABC Reads selection is “Ministry with Prisoners & Families: The Way Forward” by W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Charles E. Lewis, Jr. and Harold Dean Trulear. This edited volume considers the impact of incarceration on the African American community and the biblical mandate for an intentional response from the church.

$1.00 from the sale of every copy of this book will fund the distribution of Christian resources to those in prison or in need.


The book features model ministries that address:

  • Incarceration
  • Prisoner re-entry
  • Care of families
  • Political advocacy around issues in criminal justice reform
Prison Ministry Study Guide (PDF 102 KB)

An Editorial Review

"Each author in this volume captured the concerns of the past decade with vivid accuracy... The book creates a call and response of voices, and each contributor speaks from the passion of authority rooted in personal and credentialed experience, and many connect that authority with a theological appeal." —from the Foreword by Addie L. Richburg, President and CEO, National Alliance of Faith and Justice

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