Doing Time

A spiritual survival guide

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ISBN: 9780745981482 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745981482

Publication date: October 22, 2021

Format: Paperback

Extent: 64 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Books

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Jonathan Aitken and Edward Smyth both experienced a dramatic fall from grace.

Each of them found themselves removed from their homes and loved ones, locked up in prison and having to deal with the fallout of their actions. However, in the middle of their lowest point they discovered something life-changing. God hadn’t forgotten about them.

Doing Time offers encouragement and advice on how to survive and even make the most of life inside prison. Offering the sort of practical and spiritual wisdom that only comes from personal experience, it shows that it is never too late for God to help us find a new way forward in our lives.

Meet the author: Mr Jonathan Aitken

Jonathan Aitken is an ex-MP, ex-Cabinet Minister, and ex-prisoner. After pleading guilty to telling a lie on oath in a libel action, he served an eighteen-month prison sentence in 1989. An Oxford graduate in law and theology, he is a well-known broadcaster, author, and journalist. He was ordained in 2018 and is now serving as a voluntary prison chaplain at HMP Pentonville and as an assistant priest at St Matthew’s Westminster. He is the author of Doing Time.


Meet the author: Mr Edward Smyth

Edward Smyth served a brief prison sentence in 2015 at the age of twenty-four. He has since acquired a master’s degree in criminology from Oxford and has built a career in criminal justice. He currently works for the Forward Trust and is researching part-time for a doctorate in theology, focusing on prison chaplaincy, at the University of Durham. He is the author of Doing Time.


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