A Bible-based program for prisoners is leading to a reduced number of inmates returning to prison after release.
Christian psychologist Phil Monroe, who works with the Bible Society’s Trauma Healing Program in the US says they have proved the program has lasting effects.
He told the Christian Post the program seems to be the missing link that could be beneficial for solving “the revolving door” problem.
Robert Briggs, president and CEO of the American Bible Society, says the Bible has proved to be a vital source for emotional, spiritual, physical and mental healing.
Prisoners in the “Healing the Wounded Heart” program experienced increases in well-being, forgiveness, resilience, and meaning in life.
The program is derived from the book “Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help” and is contextualised for a correctional facility setting.