Incarcerated men and women will receive a free copy of Sr. Pastor Tony Evans' latest book "Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny" through a special, "buy one-give one" launch campaign offered by B&H Publishing Group and the Prison Fellowship Ministries. For each purchase of Detours redeemed on www.DetoursBook.com before Feb. 28, 2017, B&H will donate a corresponding copy to the prison ministry program.
Prison Fellowship, founded by the late Charles Colson, is an international ministry that seeks to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by introducing prisoners, victims and their families to a new hope available through Jesus Christ. Each month, more than 26,000 prisoners participate in Prison Fellowship classes.
"I am so pleased to partner with Prison Fellowship in getting the message of Detours to those who may need it most," Evans said. "May they take the message to heart and be encouraged to see that God can use our delays and detours for good."
Evans is founder of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. His radio broadcast, "The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans," is broadcast on nearly 1,000 U.S. radio outlets daily and in more than 130 countries.
The book was just published Jan. 1, 2017.
The evangelical pastor said he defines detours are "rerouted paths that keep us from our original route. Detours pop up in places we had not expected."
Using examples from the life of Joseph, Detours helps readers answer questions such as: How do you find the destiny God has designed for your life? What is the purpose of a detour? How can you make the most of the detours God has planned for you?
Detours points readers to the truth that God works through detours to bring about His blessing and deliver His children to the place He created for them. Evans shares practical, Biblically-sound wisdom on topics, such as determining God's best plan, walking in God's path, discerning His will, and trusting God and His plan.
"After recently attending one of our Prison Fellowship programs at Rikers Island, I realized how this powerful book will bring hope to those being released from incarceration, as many begin their restoration process," said James Ackerman, president and CEO of Prison Fellowship.
Evans has authored 100-plus books and Bible studies, including "Kingdom Man," "Victory in Spiritual Warfare," and "Marriage Matters."
"We pray this book will help shine the light of the gospel to those who are walking through an undeniably dark time," said Devin Maddox, publisher of Christian Living and Leadership books at B&H.