Dr. Ray Pritchard Christian Blog and Commentary

"I'd rather die in prison knowing I know Jesus"

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard
    Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, an Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons - Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law- Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren - Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
  • 2019 Feb 23

Yesterday we received a letter from a man in prison with two life sentences, meaning he will almost certainly never get out. Here is part of what he wrote:


"I am writing to you because I just finished reading your book "An Anchor for the Soul" and want to tell you, bro, this book is powerful. Literally! When I picked up this book, I was like, "Ah, yeah, well, just another spiritual book about God." But by the time I got halfway through it, brother, I was on my knees crying like a baby, begging God to forgive me.

And you know what? He did.

Yeah, I may have life in prison, but look, I'd rather die in prison knowing I know Jesus than to be free on the streets and die knowing I didn't know Jesus."

He went on to say, "You changed me, Brother Pritchard, you did that, and I want to say, Thank you, Brother." But it wasn't me, and it wasn't the book. It was the life-changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.Jesus is building his church around the world, and he has his people in many unlikely places. There are no walls high enough and no prison bars strong enough to keep out the Holy Spirit. The Word of God is not bound. It reaches people the rest of us never see. Pray for this brother that he will stay strong in his commitment to follow Jesus.If you'd like to know how you could get copies of "An Anchor for the Soul" to use in your evangelistic outreach, send an email to books@keepbelieving.com.

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