Letters from Readers
While the bulk of our books are distributed through partner ministries, some prisoners and individuals contact us directly, letting us know how they’ve been helped or to request additional books. While we don’t share all letters due to volume and sensitivity, here is a sampling of letters that helps show the hearts of the people receiving our books, and how they desire additional resources.
Us women here at Crawford County Jail are Christians and do a nightly Bible study. We really enjoy a book published by your company Jesus Came to Save Sinners and find ourselves pulling out and reading a lot of text from that beautifully worded book. We would like to ask if you could find it in your heart to send other Christian/faith books your company published. Those of those of us here for a long time would love nothing more than to continue our faith. Thanks for any consideration.
Women at C.C.J.
To whom it may concern,
My name is C____ and I’m incarcerated in the A____ County Jail in ____, OH. I’m writing to see if you would be willing to provide any books for our jail library. Most of the materials are very outdated and in extremely poor condition.
We’re in need of all sorts of topics: Christian, Spirituality, Self-Help, Fiction & Nonfiction Novels, Biography & Autobiography, Comics, Graphic Novels, Magazines, anything, etc.
I sincerely appreciate your time and hope you do not mind me writing you. Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Brother or Sister in Christ,
Greetings with grace and peace from our Heavenly Father and LORD Jesus Christ,
My name is Brother P____ and am in P____ County Jail, serving Christ where He has me, may all praise and glory to our Heavenly Father for this time. I am writing because the only family I have are my Brothers and Sisters in the body of Christ. I didn’t have a Mother or Father growing up. I just know that I’ve been adopted into the “Body” family of Christ.
I would like to say that I truly enjoyed and learned a lot from the book, Pilgrim’s Progress. What a good book. I would like some new reading. I am asking in the Name of Christ Jesus if there is some paperbacks that I may receive from you. If not, I still give thanks to God for the work you’re doing. May He keep blessing your work for Him.
In Christ Jesus,
I have come across The Power of the Blood of Jesus by Andrew Murray. That is a very powerful book and I would love to read some more of Andrew Murray, please, The Ministry of Intercession by Andrew Murray and Divine Healing and Absolute Surrender.
Can you send this? I am in prison and have no one to send me books and I would love this please. We can only have softback. I very much would enjoy reading them and I love studying the Word and thinking about it.
A good Christian brother gave me a great book called Faithful to Christ by Charles Spurgeon. Which was to be honest an eye opener. It started my spiritual journey to getting to know Christ passionately.
To whom it may concern,
I was arrested on ____, after committing a crime – due to a long drug addiction. By God’s grace, I came upon one of your books – written by D. L. Moody – The Way to God – it has impacted me tremendously!
I’m writing in hope that you will allow me a copy of D. L. Moody’s book The Overcoming Life. I imagine it too will be a tremendous resource to help me get aligned with God’s glorious purpose for me.
Thank you – and may God Bless your service through your books!
To whom it may concern:
I hope my letter finds your organization well and in good health. I recently finished reading your book, Jesus Came to Save Sinners, which was excellent, inspiring, and eye opening as well as very informative. I’m currently incarcerated pending sentencing on four open cases on twelve different charges. Currently, we are being kept in our cells 22-23 hours a day due to other female inmates’ behavioral issues affecting the unit as a whole.
I was just hoping that you may be able to send any other reading material. I’ll happily share anything sent to me and would greatly appreciate it. If you cannot, could you kindly put us on your prayer list please. Nine girls have tried to commit suicide in the past two and a half weeks and there is a group of mean girls who bully less fortunate inmates, so it’s heavy here!
I’ll be praying for your ministry as well. Thanks a lot for taking your time to read my letter!
Thanks, and God Bless,
To whom it may concern,
In the book, The Ten Commandments, by Dwight L. Moody, I found other books that I have not read from your press company [he was requesting additional books]. The books that I have read have been an inspiration not only to myself but also other men in our prison dorm. Now I would like to say thank you and keep up the great work.