The Restoration Series: Jonathan's Walk Preview

Today, I have a preview of a newly released, inspirational series to share with you.  I spent some time working in law enforcement and have seen the value of Christian fellowship for both the incarcerated and their families.  This 5-part documentary series from the Prison Fellowship follows the path of a man engaged in their Prison Fellowship Academy as he re-enters his family and community after many years of incarceration.  Learn more about the series, the faith-based rehabilitation program and check out Jonathan's Walk.

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 About The Restoration Series:  Jonathan's Walk

Prison Fellowship presents The Restoration Series: Jonathan’s Walk, a 5-part documentary film series following one man as he re-enters his community after 15 years in prison. It demonstrates in imagery, powerful storytelling and social interaction what it means to be human and the shared need of all people to see communities restored.

For years, Jonathan has been in prison. As a result, he has missed milestone moments with his family. He wasn’t there for his daughter’s first day of school or a thousand little experiences with his wife and as a father, he is devastated to be separated from those he loves most.
Jonathan has been looking forward to his release from prison for over a decade. So many life events have been missed and he is now ready to be with his wife and kids again. Of course, this transition isn't going to be easy. The odds are against him: with over half of prisoners returning to prison within two years, Jonathan is aware of the challenge set before him.
Still, he is determined to take the skills he has learned into the world outside of incarceration and stay there, helping build the community that he is part of for years to come.

Watch a Preview of The Restoration Series:  Jonathan's Walk 
Episode 1:  Jonathan and Nikole
My Thoughts on The Restoration Series:  Jonathan's Walk 

This is truly a documentary focusing on the power of faith--and hope--as rehabilitation tools for  incarcerated prisoners.  The families and ex-inmates featured in this series have been offered hope and God as tools to face both their prison sentences--and, the challenging return to life with their families and communities.

It is impossible to watch this series and not feel compassion for the struggles and emotions faced during Jonathan's Walk.   I think even the cynical and doubtful will find themselves rooting for Jonathan and his family--and believing in God's healing and strengthening hands in lives.

This is an uplifting documentary that offers insights into a small, Christian based rehabilitation program with far reaching value and potential within our prison system.  I look forward to watching the full series and the stories of others moving from prison back to their communities via the Prison Fellowship Academy.

Learn more about The Restoration Series and sign up to watch the rest of the series here.

More about the Prison Fellowship Academy

Though America is home to only 4% of the world's population, we house more than 20% of its prisoners. Recidivism–the tendency of a criminal to re-offend—is out of control. The Restoration Series tells the story of men and women who have experienced The Academy, a revolutionary in-prison program that is combating incarceration and recidivism head on.

Learn more about the Prison Fellowship Academy here.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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