Doing Time With God is not a book that attempts to motivate inmates; instead, it is written in a way that touches them at a deep level that creates inner changes in feelings, perspective, and understanding, thereby leading to different ways of acting that is productive and makes a positive contribution to the world.
The stories in Doing Time With God enable inmates to see themselves in the stories of healing and positive change, and this is key to the self help process. When readers experience the stories mentally, emotionally, and spiritually... they finish the book in a different place than they were in, before they started reading. That is why Doing Time With God is one of the best books for inmates to read.
2. Declutter Your Mind: How To Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking - S.J. Scott
This book gives guidelines on how to stop worrying, relieve anxiety, and eliminate negative thinking. De-cluttering of a persons mind is important because it gives you the freedom to be happy and find humor in things that would not previously amuse you.
3. Getting Out and Staying Out: A Black Man’s Guide To Success After Prison - Demico Boothe
This is a guideline for African American men, since they amount to almost 98% of the incarcerated people, to learn how to be most productive when in prison, what to expect when released, and understand entrepreneurship and self-employment among other things.
4. The Change Agent: How A Former College Quarterback Sentenced To Life In Prison Transformed His World - Damon West
The true story of a well raised young man who started at the quarterback position for three years. This young leader had everything going for him and was in the process of fulfilling his God-given potential...until a shocking addiction took hold...
5. Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity In The Midst Of Life’s Storms - Tim Tebow
This is a spiritual inspirational book that gives readers hope and motivation to create positive outcomes from bad situations. This book helps a person view themselves as not victims of circumstances but rather as survivors who will pull through the hard times.
6. The Power of Positive Energy: Everything You Need To Awaken Your Soul, Raise Your Vibration, And Manifest An Inspired Life - Tanaaz Chubb
Positive outlook on life and phases in life is important because it dictates a person’s energy and attitude towards various issues and experiences in their lives. This book highlight the importance’s and benefits of a positive attitude towards life and situations.
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7. Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories From Behind Bars - Clifton Collins Jr., Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez, and Samuel L. Jackson
This is a unique cookbook that takes readers with more than 65 ramen recipes and stories of prison life from the inmates/cooks who devise them. With much time on their hands they are able to come up with the various and tasty ramen recipes that can be used at home and in restaurants.
8. 90 Day Challenge: Devotions Designed For Inmates - Erin Roys
This is a book that is comprised of 90 devotions each with a verse and an explanation of its applicability to daily activities. These verses are meant to give hope for a better future to the inmates despite their present circumstances.
9. Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Breaking Free and Staying Free - June Hunt and Aspire Press
The culture of alcohol and substance abuse is wide spread in the world and many people have become addicts. This is a mini-book that gives you a solid and clear overview of the causes and signs of drug abuse and gives you the next steps to take.
Doing Time With God is one of the best self help books for inmates because it contains stories that show other inmates opening themselves up for healing and serving others in the process. This is one of the best books for inmates to read because this is not only a path for healing, but also one for lasting change and reaching one's highest potential. When readers see the good in themselves and the positive difference they can make in the world by simply sharing their stories with openness and honesty, this is inspiring and motivating because there is no denying that the same possibilities exist in themselves.