Bringing Hope Beyond Bars

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Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland is marking its 30th anniversary.

And the mark the milestone Dr Noel Davidson has published a book - Bringing Hope Beyond Bars - featuring stories of the past three decades of the fellowship’s work.

Mr Davidson will be present at a special launch of the book at Ballymoney Baptist Church on Monday 30 April.

Mr Davidson is a retired headmaster who has been writing Christian biographies for more than 20 years.

He has developed a distinctive style which has resulted in his books becoming immensely popular.

Also present will be Robin Scott, Director of Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland, and John Porter - a volunteer for the group - will be singing.

Ballymoney man Ivor Wallace will be interviewed on the evening about his experiences delivering fellowship to those in prison.

The synopsis of Bringing Hope Beyond Bars reads:

“The Bible says, ‘John heard in prison what Christ was doing.’

“How did he hear? Easy, of course. Somebody must have told him.

“That’s what Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland has been doing for the last 30 years - dedicating to telling people what Christ has done and what He still can do for them today.”

For every copy of the book sold a copy will be made available free of charge to someone currently in prison.

Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries, said: “It is with a deep and profound sense of gratitude to God that I congratulate every single person, alive or passed on to be with the Lord, still active in the ministry, or retired, who has joined in the wonderful work of Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland over the past 30 years.

“The stories of God’s grace in the lives of so many prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families gathered in these pages are a fitting witness to God’s mighty power to transform lives.”

The book is priced at just £9.95 and the launch starts at 7.30pm.