When Nelson Zieset was twelve years old, he sensed that God was calling him to a life of ministry, bringing the Good News to prison inmates. This call led the Lancaster County Mennonite boy to a thirty-three year chaplaincy career in seven different prisons and two states. In Behind Fences, Nelson and his wife, Esther, recall the up and downs from their years of service— the 1980's AIDs hysteria, lawsuits, and a prison riot that nearly ended their ministry. Rejoice with them as they watch the prison church grow and racial walls crumble, and broken men find healing in Jesus.
- 292 pages
- Authors: Nelson and Esther Zeiset
- Published in 2021
Riveting read...I could hardly lay it aside. Having grown up visiting the Lebanon County Prison for evening church services( when it was still allowed) and also spending part of one week at the Alabama We Care ministry, piqued my interest in this book. A "must read" to encourage you in God's call for your life, His awesome ability to open and close doors, and His equipping power to meet the demands and challenges! Thank you for taking us "behind the fences"! I was challenged to continue loving the unlovable who can be all around us.
The writer's style is captivating. I highly recommend this book.