Glimpses of Grace Donald Stoesz
Prison Chaplaincy Manual

A manual on prison chaplaincy has been developed that establishes it on a more professional basis. A pdf download of the book is available below.

    Prison Chaplaincy Manual: The Canadian Context

Table of Contents




1. Historical Overview of the Justice System

2. The Secular and Sacred Tasks of a Prison Chaplain

3. Chaplaincy: A Continuum of Care

4. Assessment Tools for Chaplaincy 

5. Chaplaincy Manuals, Books, Courses, and Programs

Prison Dynamics

6. Prison Chaplain as Gate Keeper  

7. Dynamics of Solid and Sex Offenders in Jail 

8. Role of Evangelism in Prison

9. Three Examples of the Positive Use of Coercion 

Programming Opportunities

10. Spiritually-Based Volunteer-Facilitated Programs

11. Spiritually-Based Personal Development Courses

12. Ascetic and Mystical Practises in a Prison Environment

13. Christian and Islamic Faith Formation Resources

Therapeutic Interventions

14. Purpose of a Pastoral Interview

15. Loss, Grief, and Mourning in Inmate Populations

16. Authority, Peer Pressure, and Young Adults

17. Unresolved Oedipal Issues in Incarcerated Men 

Ecumenism and Inter-Faith Dialogue

18. Rationale for Religious Accommodation

19. Establishment of Wiccan Practices 

20. Comparison of Anabaptism and Rastafarianism 

Establishment of Sacred Spaces

21. How Post-Modern can a Prison Chapel Be? 

22. Celebration of Spiritual Care Services at the Bowden Annex 

Professional Development

23. Inherent Goodness of Human Beings: Review of Two Books

24. Review of Keepers of the Cloak, by Tom Beckner

25. Review of A Ministry of Presence, by Winnifred Sullivan