"A beautiful testimony of how our shared-life in God is renewed through story. It shows the reconciling power of God's love in our openness and vulnerability - the way to Peace. If you want to see who we are created to be for one another, read this book. It is a wake-up call."
Sr. Helen Prejean
Author of DEAD MAN WALKING
On a morning in September, Bill Dyer stopped at an ATM on his way out of town for work. Moments later he was being robbed and a short time after that - shot and left in the middle of a street to die. During many months of healing, spent in and out of the hospital, Bill craved revenge; he obsessed about it. Filled with anger, hatred, and resentment, Bill never imagined that God would one day lead him into prison to share his healing journey and testimony with inmates.
In Doing Time with God, you enter prison with Bill and other crime victims to meet with prisoners. Nothing is ever predictable when they come together, open up, and listen to each others' stories for God's purposes of healing, rehabilitation, and forgiveness.
Victim-survivors remember all that they have lost; they share their pain and the ways in which their lives have never been the same; and they talk about how the crime still affects them...in some cases many years later. Offenders are confronted with the pain and hurt that they have caused, and they open up wounds from past hurts of their own. Walls of fear and defensiveness are leveled by vulnerability, compassion, and tears.
Raw emotions pour out. The journey to peace is messy, turbulent, and intense. Sometimes it is heartbreaking. But even when it isn't pretty, the way to Peace is beautiful in how it unfolds and miraculous in the way that lives are transformed.
If you have been in search of the best christian books for healing, you are in a great place. Doing Time With God shines light on what works for people who are on a healing journey. Of the millions of books on the market today, it is challenging to determine the top ten christian books on healing and deliverance.
However, Doing Time With God is a book that we believe belongs with the best. The reason for this is because it contains the healing power of stories. Not only that, they apply to a broad spectrum of people - with victims of violence on one end and hardened criminals on the other, accounting for a vast number of people in between.
While reading this book, you may experience these things happening in yourself. Discussion questions and an afterword by the author invite you to reflect on your own journey, discover new meaning, and expand this movement of Peace in your life.
The Best Christian Books For Healing Have One Thing In Common: They Open Your Heart To God's Healing Presence With You Now