2017 Paperback Book by John Schmid | Published by JPV Press
“…don’t ever ask an inmate what he did to get in prison. I have never broken that rule in 19 years… except once.”
Why would a man dedicate his life to going in and out of prison? Encounters will take you behind the scenes (and the prison bars) with John, giving you a glimpse of the highs and lows of a life committed to the service of God and man. Follow him as he goes from prison to wedding to motorcycle rally—get to know the wonderful, the wicked, and the simply wild characters that color his life.
More than just entertaining, the stories of people that John interacts with daily will shine the light of hope and encouragement into your life.
Enjoy Stories Like:
- Of All The Things I’ve Lost
- Power of a Song
- Angels, Success, Standards…
- Ice, Ice Baby!
- Story of a Faithful Chaplain
- Howard Grey
“John Schmid has been through tough times In life, but his wisdom and connection with the Holy Spirit are nowhere more evident than in his writing.”
– John Carter Cash
“As a songwriter, hearing from John Schmid that he had just used one of my songs at a prison concert and that the inmates were deeply moved by it is like winning a Grammy, only bigger! Annie and I initially met John Schmid several years ago through an Ohio prison inmate who recognized that we had much in common in regard to music. How grateful we are for that introduction! We have come to appreciate John’s servant heart that is so well displayed in his devotion to his wife Lydia, to their family, and to his musical work that reaches out with compassion to all who hear, especially those who have lost their freedom. Now we are blessed that we get to learn even more about his life and ministry through his excellent book, Encounters/In & Out of Prison with John Schmid. We can promise that every chapter is a treasure trove of inspiration.”
– Steve & Annie Chapman
“My friend John Schmid’s Encounters takes you on a mesmerizing journey; the relationships and front line ministry stories are priceless. It would take 5 lifetimes for an ordinary man to accomplish the travels and experiences of Brother John, but this is a very special man of God who has been blessed, gifted, and anointed to do extraordinary work for the Lord. You will certainly enjoy Encounters; it’s an exciting Kingdom Adventure!”
– Jack “Murf the Surf” Murphy Director, Inmate Encounter Ministry Ex-convict and Author of Jewels for the Journey
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