Prison Book Project
Send 50 books to prisons and third-world countries.
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“Prisoner Sam” has little to do with his time. He eats, talks with other prisoners, and sleeps. One thing he can do is read, and he’s likely to read whatever he can get his hands on – including Christian books. Do you think it’s hard to share the gospel with others? “Prisoner Sam” is different. He has time on his hands, and after reading about the Lord’s desire to save sinners, some are repenting and turning to Christ, giving testimony to the Lord’s saving grace and transforming power.
What we do: For one dollar each, we send books to one of our partner ministries for distribution (Prison Book Project, CLI Prison Alliance, Love Packages, and Mission Cry). Once there, the books are divided up into boxes containing a variety of titles that are shipped to prisons all around the country, or distributed to individuals in need by overseas partners. If you have a preference regarding which title is sent (any title from our Evangelism Resources section), please let us know in the notes upon checkout.
Some Facts (Gleaned from The Prison Book Project of Titusville, Florida):
- The re-incarceration rate after two years for the general prison and jail population is 85%. However, where Christian material is available, the rate of re-incarceration drops to 17%.
- Chaplains report that each book sent to a prison is read by up to thirty prisoners. Outside of third-world countries, reach like that, with one book, is unheard of.
- Because we print in such large volume, each book costs about one dollar each, with thicker books costing more, and smaller books less. These books are individually packaged with other books, and the Christian book boxes are received by waiting prison chaplains, who in turn distribute the books to prisoners.
- “Prisoner Sam” may never be able to thank you on this side of eternity, but your gift to him is worth more than words can express.
Tax Deductible Notice: While we are not a 501 (c) 3, tax deductible ministry, we do ask the ministries which distribute the books (Prison Book Project and CLI Prison Alliance) to issue a donation letter to you, as they are 501 (c) 3 organizations. We’d recommend asking your accountant if the letter you receive qualifies for a tax deduction.