Episode 027: Rick Duncan, A Son’s Account Of Finding Happiness During His Father’s Incarceration

In this twenty-seventh episode of the Detention to Redemption podcast, I talk to Rick Duncan from Milan, Michigan. Rick is an author, prison volunteer, speaker and blogger. He shares with us how his family was impacted by incarceration and how that experience changed his life forever. He shares of the hurt he felt and that through his blog, and his book, his journey came full circle of losing happiness and then finding it again. Rick shares with us also about the many different ways that he now volunteers inside of prison and how God has used his experience to reach so many others. His testimony and vulnerability blessed me as we talked and I believe you too will be blessed by it!

Make sure you purchase his book “Opening Happiness” in it he writes: “There’s no living without joy. When I was twenty-four, my joy was stolen. It was a dark time. I remember the deep pain inside, an infinite ache that tore out the very core of my soul…” This book is about the journey of losing happiness and then finding it again. Rick believed that if he could only open a moment of happiness, he would find the answer to his longing and relief from his suffering. When that moment was found, it was not where he expected. You can purchase it by clicking on the below link.


Blog: Opening Happiness

Book: Opening Happiness

Prison Fellowship

Children’s Literacy Network


One Day With God Forgiveness Ministry

If you have been touched by the music that is shared during this podcast you can buy an album that was written and recorded inside of prison at “Another Captive Free.”

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