In the United States, 2.7 million children have fathers in prison. Men are two times more likely to go to prison when raised in a fatherless home. Seventy percent of juveniles in the prison system are from fatherless homes. And ninety percent of homeless and runaways are from fatherless homes.
The statistics underscore our country's far-reaching fatherless issue, which hits our most vulnerable populations the hardest. One in four American children grow up in fatherless homes, and there is nowhere that those repercussions play out more consistently than in our prisons. Prison transformation is needed, and author of multiple bestselling books, speaker, pastor, and teacher, Louie Giglio, along with Passion and B&H Publishing, are partnering with Prison Fellowship to do something about this.
To address the needs of this vulnerable prison population, B&H Publishing is donating Giglio's new book, "NOT FORSAKEN: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father," which was a Publisher's Weekly and ECPA national bestseller. For every purchase of "Not Forsaken" from September 3 to September 30, 2019, Passion and B&H Publishing will donate a copy to Prison Fellowship to be distributed to inmates and Chaplains throughout the country.
Prison Fellowship is bringing transformational hope to inmates as it is the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading advocate for criminal justice reform. The organization helps transform those who once broke the law, mobilizing them to serve their communities and replace the cycle of crime with a cycle of renewal.
"What a powerful opportunity," said Giglio. "Through my own experience of more than thirty-years guiding millions of young people, I've seen the painful ramifications of the fatherless epidemic. And it's a huge privilege to bring the 'Not Forsaken' message to these inmates, many of when are in desperate need of a father's blessing. I want to help them find an identity-shifting connection to God as their perfect father, especially those who have difficulty connecting to this facet of God's character due to their personal relationships with their dads. I'm grateful to our partnership with Prison Fellowship and the opportunity to be a small part of the important work they do to bring the hope of Jesus to prisoners throughout the United States."
For more than 20 years, Louie Giglio, and his wife, Shelley, have shepherded young people around the world through the Passion Movement, a spiritual awakening that is changing the world. The movement grows stronger every year at the Giglio-led Passion Conference, a gathering tens-of-thousands of collegiate young people aged 18 to 25, who come together to learn, worship, and focus on what matters most.
For more information about Louie Giglio and his book, "NOT FORSAKEN: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father," please visit LouieGiglio.com. For more information about the Prison Fellowship, please visit PrisonFellowship.org.