2. Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones by Hill Harper
After the author released this book, Letters to a Young Brother, it became one of those must read books for inmates. Many inmates started sending the author letters. He decided to address each of them and provided encouraging words for inmates to restore their self-worth. One of the most encouraging books for prisoners, the message in this book provides inspiration for inmates as well as their families.
3. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? – Rick Warren (Volume 1)
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.
4. A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison – Dwayne Betts
This is a prison narrative that talks about how books can transform people’ s life in prison. It is a chronicle of Bett's life in prison and his experience. It addresses topics like freedom, violence, crime, race and the justice system. One of the best books for inmates to read, this one helps incarcerated men and women identify ways to survive a hostile environment by understanding their past and what led them to crime.
5. "Unlocked”: Keys To Getting Out & Staying Out – Chance A Joymeyer
The author was veteran prison officer and he wrote this book along with contributions from some inmates. It is a book that gives practical advice, talks about compassion and experience. It is a guide to help people who are coming out of prison into the society. This is a great self help book for prisoners because it contains exercises and is a guide for prison inmates in Florida. It helps them embrace freedom and ways to start over again properly.
6. 1,352 Days: An Inspirational Journey from Jail to Joy – Karen Volo
This is an inspirational book that helps you get past fear, desperation, powerlessness, and frustration. It talks about the author's successful life and how he was arrested. He watched as days turned into months and then years. The author believes that love is what keeps one going in prison.
One of the key factors a book must have in order to inspire prisoners is a message that helps inmates see that it is possible to find meaning and experience a sense of freedom and fulfillment in the midst of prison.
In addition, it's important for inmates to see that it is possible to heal, learn, and grow from past mistakes, and help others in the process; to break free from inner prisons of anger and resentment; and to see how God can use any terrible situation for a greater good. This is one of the key factors that the best motivational books for prisoners have in common.
Doing Time With God is one of the best inspirational books for inmates because it proves that life does not end when someone is incarcerated. Instead, life can actually begin in some beautiful ways that might be unimaginable.
This is the ultimate experience for someone in prison because it equates to inner freedom that cannot be contained by walls and fences or razor wire.