In Finding God Within, Leonardini demonstrates the extraordinary power of contemplative prayer in transforming the lives of prisoners and offers insightful analyses of biblical passages that show the power of prayer, faith, and surrender to ease addiction, stress, and despair.
“A long-time prisoner practicing centering prayer once said to me on a visit as I was leaving, ‘Chaplain, do you see that high fence with the barbed wire? There are a lot of people beyond it who are not free. I’ll never leave this place, but I’m free!’ “
Sister Mary Catherine Marie Bazar, O.P., Chaplain, Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Los Angeles, CA
“This book offers all of us, no matter where we are serving time, a way to open our hearts to the God who heals, the God within.
Scott Wood, Clinical Professor and Director of the Center for Restorative Justice, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA