This Bible study is designed to be used inside of prison. It is informed by the clinical research/treatment study conducted by psychologist Stanton Samenow, who has written several books on the subject of criminal thinking, most notably, “The Criminal Personality (3 vol.),” and “Inside the Criminal Mind.” After decades of research, Samenow has identified in excess of 50 thinking patterns that are prevalent among criminals, which has been incorporated by Truthought, the publisher of this series; into nine specific categories designated as “thinking barriers” (the following Bible studies will address these thinking barriers individually). The goal of these studies is to bring out the biblical perspective. In short, it is an approach in which Samenow’s methodology will be re-framed within a biblical context. The purpose of these studies is to anchor Samenow’s rehabilitative approach within the context of biblical teachings. The basis for the studies is Romans 12:2 – “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God.” These studies are an attempt to identify and “transform” worldly thinking patterns (thinking barriers) to thinking patterns that are consistent with God’s Kingdom.
This class is very-effective and life-changing inside of prison. Many inmates are familiar with the “Criminal Thinking Course” inside of prison and what “Kingdom Thinking” does is give a biblical and fresh look at the same topic. You can purchase “Kingdom Thinking” at Truthought.