The Bible Behind Bars

The Bible behind bars. Prisoners that engage with the Bible—reading it, studying it—sometimes result in men and women who're better parents, better spouses, and better citizens than they were before!
Jerome Copulsky, a professor of religion at Goucher College in Baltimore, participates in a program set up by the Department of Education in conjunction with Prison Fellowship, to provide what they call, "high-level educational opportunities" for incarcerated adults—engaging with the Bible!
“It’s like—like a book about the Mafia, man” was one prisoner’s response to First Kings, describing Adonijah, son of King David, attempting to ascend to his father’s throne.
“The whole story is about power and deceit—I mean there’s even a hit list!”
As we engage with the biblical narrative, we can begin to see a part of ourselves in the story of this book of books!
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