New Memoir by Robert L. Segress, Ph.D. Shows Readers the Power of God

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Robert L. Segress, Ph.D. releases new memoir, ‘Ten Years inside Shelton Prison’.

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I pray for people to find a balance in their emotional, spiritual and physical aspects as this is the cornerstone of mental health.

In Robert L. Segress’ new inspirational memoir “Ten Years inside Shelton Prison: Finding Freedom” (published by WestBow Press), readers will join him as he leads hardened criminals towards a better future than their past.

Written as a guide book, “Ten Years Inside Shelton Prison” teaches readers:

  •     How to lead prisoners to the Lord
  •     How to work safely and effectively in prison ministries
  •     Help for anyone who is treating addictions or attempting to find freedom from an addiction

He accomplishes these three goals by showing readers how fostering a healthy, caring relationship with the Lord produces good mental health. Dr. Segress also includes a self-treatment approach for mild PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) cases, which he developed during his years as the director of a general hospital’s psychological services.

As readers progress through the memoir, Segress treats them to a number of practical experiences he endured while ministering at Shelton Prison. From a guard being stabbed to death with a ballpoint pen at a sister prison, to a Russian mobster repenting his sins and becoming a believer, “Ten Years inside Shelton Prison” keeps readers on the edge of their seats while showing them the majesty of God.

An excerpt from the book:

"One of the prisoners cut me during a service in which the Holy Spirit had saved a good number of souls. Hearts had been touched, and eyes had shed tears…
"It turned into a big thing—bigger than I wanted because I had cut myself often worse than that when I was a carpenter for three years as a young man.
"Then I got the picture when they told me I would have to go to a doctor and be checked for AIDS and they would pay for it. Well, that sure was an eye opener and a very scary prospect."

"I want readers to gain a confident sense of knowing how to find a personal relationship with Jesus and consequently finding emotional freedom and healing from addictions, trauma and family of origin deficiencies. He also says, “I pray for people to find a balance in their emotional, spiritual and physical aspects as this is the cornerstone of mental health."

About the Author
Robert L. Segress, Th.M., Ph.D., served as a college professor and psychotherapist for 25 years. He was the director of psychological services at Riverton General Hospital in Washington and is an ordained minister who served as an interim pastor. Segress has written one other book, “The Biblical Approach to Psychology”, which was published in 1972.

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