Books for Prisoners to Read

These books might be good for prisoners to read. Some are saying that these books are popular with prisoners. I have not read them.

Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way

Gary Chapman (Author, Narrator), Oasis Audio (Publisher)

Anger is a universal human experience. For many of us, it is the single greatest challenge in every area of our lives. We have been taught that anger itself is a sin and should be avoided at all costs. However, anger is also understood to be 'nature's way' of preparing man to respond in times of danger. How then do we go about bringing this volatile emotion under the Lordship of Jesus Christ? Gary Chapman gives us the perfect tool to answer this and many other questions in The Other Side of Love. In this book, he takes a fresh look at the origin and purpose of anger.

Don't Give Up, Don't Give in: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life

by Louis Zamperini (Author), David Rensin (Author)

This is one of the top 10 books for prisoners because it has touched millions of lives and contains valuable lessons of life. It talks about how a troublesome youth was changed to an Olympian in 1936. He volunteered to join the army during World War Two but his plane during a rescue mission went down. He survived.

Ever Faithful: A 365-Day Devotional

by Dr. David Jeremiah (Author)

This book talks about the author’s understanding of life. He believes that having a clear understanding of God and his love for us has a way of impacting on our faith. This is included as one of the great encouraging books for inmates because it invites them to have a daily relationship with God.

Living for Another: More of Others, Less of You

by David Brent Gambrell (Author)


The author believes that God’s purpose for man is living an abundant life but in order for us to have that we must be selfless. We must live the life that pleases God and this can only be achieved when we live our lives not just for ourselves but for others. That is why this is one of the top 10 books for prisoners to read.

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

by Rick Warren (Author)

This is one of the best Christian books for prisoners because it is one of the most inspirational books ever written. It has been translated in over eighty-five languages. The author did not just create a book; instead, he wrote a spiritual journey. For those who take this journey, life will never remain the same. Because this book provides answers to three important questions in life (questions of existence, significance, and purpose), it is considered one of the great books to read while in jail.

He Leadeth Me: An Extraordinary Testament of Faith


by Walter J. Ciszek S.J. (Author), Daniel L. Flaherty S.J. (Author)

This gets included in must read books for prisoners Because it aims to inspire people of Christian faith to have more faith and trust in God. This faith will be able to see them through even in their darkest moments. The author asks that we strive to do God’s will at every moment of our days. He leadest me is a Christian book that you should read today.

If You Change Your Words It Will Transform Your Life

by Adam Houge (Author)

It is amazing to know that one’s life can change just from the words we speak. The way we talk can change our lives and it also reflects our thoughts as well as what is inside us. When you change your words, you change what is inside your heart. It is the force that changes the type of relationships we build and make us walk closely with God. This is why Houge's book is considered by some to be one of the best Christian books for prisoners.

Life Inside Out: How I Found True Freedom in God

by Mark Foss (Author) Format: Kindle Edition


This Mark Foss book is one of the best inspirational books for prisoners; it is about his life in the 60's and 70's. It was during the time of the Vietnam war. He was a drug addict and after he graduated from high school he went to prison. Mark had a failed marriage and lost his hope of being a great father. It was this that prompted him to give his life to Christ.

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