Death Row inmates are among some of the most forgotten populations in our society, but not for “The Shack” author, Wm. Paul Young, and his friend, Wes Yoder. Paul and Wes have been spending a lot of time doing what Jesus said in Matthew 25, “I was in prison and you came to visit me,” spending time with a group of Jesus’ followers on Death Row in a Nashville prison.
Young, whose book “The Shack” has sold over 20 million copies and was adapted into a blockbuster movie, exudes the love of God everywhere he goes with a message of acceptance and grace for all. Receiving God’s grace in a tangible way from his wife and family after admitting to a three-year affair and facing the dark memories of childhood sexual abuse and rejection became the basis for “The Shack” that has impacted millions with a fresh look at the love and forgiveness of God for us, in spite of our own anger towards Him.
Included in this episode is a cellphone conversation with death row inmate Terry King, who shares the profound story of his conversion after reading “The Shack” and his treasured relationships with Young and Yoder. He also tells about his profound reconciliation with a close family member of the man who lost his life at Terry’s hands thirty-nine years ago.
Show host John Chisum, Young, and long-time friend, Wes Yoder, explore how the love of Christ reaches every person on the planet regardless of their life circumstances, including being incarcerated. Wes Yoder has helped promote speakers and authors for over four decades including Wm. Paul Young, Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life), and many more through The Ambassador Agency.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET ON TODAY’S EPISODE
- 06:12 The importance of prayer
- 16:26 The power of communion in prison
- 23:03 The ‘prison’ inside everyone
- 27:20 Living under the Law of Moses and living under the Law of Christ
- 35:02 A profound conversation with death row inmate, Terry King
- 1:03:03 The fear of death
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