Scottie Barnes, founder of Forgiven Ministry, released her first book, Silent Victims: God’s Light in a Child’s Dark World of Incarceration. This thirty-day devotional is heartwarming and is inspired by letters, prayers, and poems Scottie’s ministry has received from the children of inmates and their families.
Scottie dedicates this devotional to “The Lord Jesus Christ, my strength and my provider. There is no greater love than that of our Heavenly Father. He is more precious than all that we have and all that we are.”
Preventing an at-risk child from turning to gangs, drugs, and crime is one of the most important ways to make our communities safe and productive for our children in the future.
We forget often that these children are victims of violent crime, just like the real victims. They are victims too, and people overlook that.
–Warden Burt Cain, Angola Penitentiary, Louisiana
Reaching, reconciling, and restoring lives by encouraging change from within the individual, can reduce recidivism, stop the cycle of crime, avoid the waste of human capital, and lessen the burden that offenders and their families place on society. Forgiven Ministry’s mission is to meet the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the children of inmates, the inmates themselves, ex-inmates, and inmates’ families. With the result of healing wounds inflicted by crime, redirecting lives, and restoring these individuals into the community as productive citizens, parents, and family members, Forgiven Ministry is showing the love of Christ in a tangible way.
To order a copy, contact Scottie at firstname.lastname@example.org, hearmyheart.net, or on Amazon.com.