Clarence Bowden’s Newly Released “5 Steps to a Successful Re-entry” Is a Clear-eyed, Sensible Guidebook for Incarcerated Men and Women Returning to Society

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“5 Steps to a Successful Re-Entry” from Christian Faith Publishing author Clarence Bowden is a straight-talking, honest, and personal approach to addressing the problem of recidivism—a phenomenon where formerly incarcerated men and women return to society only to relapse into the lifestyle that would lead them right back to prison— prompting the author to lay out a no-nonsense, tough-love, clear five-step program to ensure they have a proper chance at a good life on the other side of the bars.

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“5 Steps to a Successful Re-Entry”: a pragmatic guide for inmates and former inmates returning to society. “5 Steps to a Successful Re-Entry” is the creation of published author Clarence Bowden, a credentialed alcohol substance abuse counselor, certified recovery peer advocate, and clinical director of Serendipity 1, a premier program in New York City. He is a married father of two.

Bowden writes, “Goodbye delusional thinking. This means taking those ideas to come out for that one big score or package and throwing them in the garbage where they belong. There are no big packages or scores left for you. Until you understand this you are already defeated and on your way back for another bid. What will it be this time, one year, four to twelve, six to eighteen, life?
After all of the time spent incarcerated and seeing so many individuals return to prison or being killed; your goal is still to go back to the neighborhood and do it again. So here
is how that works. You are released to the community and you either go to a family member, or that girlfriend met as a pen pal whom you were introduced too by one of your cellmates. For the first few days and even weeks you are joyful and basking in the freedom you have gained. Soon anxiety sets in as the funds you had begin to run out. This realization causes serious stress and places you in a negative frame of mind. You are faced with this dilemma.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Clarence Bowden’s new book is a discerning work that provides a clear, easy-to-grasp synthesis of the essential mind-set needed to become a productive member of society, identifying in advance the common pitfalls that send many well-intentioned former inmates back to their old ways.

With expertise and—more importantly—empathy, Bowden lays out the groundwork to a real second chance at life in five concise, highly readable chapters.

View a synopsis of “5 Steps to a Successful Re-Entry” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “5 Steps to a Successful Re-Entry” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “5 Steps to a Successful Re-Entry”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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