The Women Of Block 12: Voices From A Jail Ministry by Linda Pischke


 


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Reviews:

The Women of Block 12

Dramatic and revealing stories about female prisoners . . . inspirational . . . the human dilemma explored with depth and sensitivity . . . touching and uplifting." Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards - 2012


WOW - WHAT A BITE REALITY IS!

"I have led some writing workshops at a women's county jail, so I had an idea about what I was in for when I picked up Linda's book. However, the second half of the book blew my mind. The last 11 of the 22 chapters are first-person accounts written by jailed/imprisoned women of all ages and backgrounds. After I read them, I thought, "How do you ever pull yourself out of that morass?" Each woman wrote about a slightly different hell of a morass, including beyond-rough upbringings, abuse, and addiction. The message is clear... when you're so low that down seems up to you, there's only one ladder out: FAITH. Thank you Linda, for your honesty regarding your own faith journey... and for being a door through which these women may walk into our lives. - Gail Grenier, Author -Dog Woman

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"AMAZING STORY FILLED WITH EVERY EMOTION IMAGINABLE. Linda's book will definitely open the reader's eyes to a new world that not many care to think about. It made me look at criminals and offenders in a whole new light. She leaves you laughing one second and crying the next. . . After reading these touching tales of strength, endurance, and forgiveness, you will want to know what you can do to make a difference in the lives of others." Missy
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"WOMEN WITH A VOICE. I cried and laughed through all the pages. . . What a blessing to know these courageous women exist and that a person like Linda could let them come alive for me in this special book!"  Carolyn
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". . .  Inspirational and thought provoking." TOM LAGANA, co-author - Chicken Soup for the Prisoners's Soul, Serving Productive Time, and Serving Time, Serving Others.
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 "This amazing book brings great insight into the lives of incarcerated women. As I read their stories, my emotions changed from SADNESS - they lost their children, to ANGER - their fathers and brothers raped them, to LAUGHTER - they used their ingenuity to mix makeup from canteen items, and finally to JOY - their shame lifted and new, forgiven women emerged. THE WOMEN OF BLOCK 12 are children of God, created in his image for his glory."  BILL LANGE, President, Board of Directors, Project RETURN, Milwaukee, WI.
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"I was absolutely captivated by this story and the stories of the women of Block 12. The writing is excellent and Linda's compassion shines through~she has done an amazing job illuminating this world."   Wendy Kehoe

This book is dedicated to:

The Women of Block 12
and all women who are confined in
prisons of concrete and steel,
prisons of abusive relationships,
prisons of addiction,
or prisons of shame and regret.