James Vogelzang spent 36 years in prison, but never spent a day behind bars!
In prison to selfishness and the world, he underwent a spiritual transformation at age 36, after reading Chuck Colson’s autobiography, Born Again. He felt God’s call to go into prison and share the loving grace of Jesus Christ in the form of a devotional that delivers the message in an inmate’s language and situation. This daily devotional brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to women and men in prison using their slang, culture and circumstances in a way that makes it come alive for the inmate reader.
From 1999 to 2008, the author researched prison life and lingo to better understand what it was like to be incarcerated. Then taking this knowledge, he and co-author/editor Lynn Vanderzalm wrote Doing HIS Time to share the Good News in an inmate’s native tongue. In 2014 and 2020, the authors updated the book, adding new meditations and study guides to help inmates, prison ministers, and chaplains get the most out of this book.
This is a powerful and insightful book that is a must have for anyone involved in the criminal justice system as it speaks God s love in a way that everyone involved will understand.