C.D. Tinsley’s newly released “Ministry in the Trenches” compiles meaningful articles of a newsletter from a juvenile detention center in California

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“Ministry in the Trenches: Juvenile Detention Chaplaincy Reflection, Thought, and Prayer 1994-2018” from Christian Faith Publishing author C.D. Tinsley is a profound collection of articles and letters from young people ministered by the author in the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County California.

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“Ministry in the Trenches: Juvenile Detention Chaplaincy Reflection, Thought, and Prayer 1994-2018”: a brilliant manuscript of pieces that reflect the thoughts of the youth in a juvenile detention facility. “Ministry in the Trenches: Juvenile Detention Chaplaincy Reflection, Thought, and Prayer 1994-2018” is the creation of published author C.D. Tinsley, a Presbyterian minister. He served as the full-time chaplain for the Juvenile Detention System of Contra Costa County, California, until 2018. He is currently serving as stated supply pastor of the historic West Cincinnati Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tinsley shares, “Ministry in the Trenches is a compilation of articles from Ministering Together, the newsletter of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County California (formerly the Council of Churches). The manuscript offers an intimate overview of the nature, and evolution, of a specialized ministerial practice as chronicled and illustrated by the Rev. Dr. Charles D. Tinsley, a Presbyterian minister (Presbyterian Church, USA). He served as the full-time chaplain for that San Francisco Bay Area county’s juvenile detention facilities for twenty-four years, 1994 through 2018.

“Included in the text are reflections, poems, prayers, short biographical sketches, and excerpts from letters as presented and written by the young people themselves.

“You have showed me and taught me a lot of things including how to keep my lips zipped when I have something to share with people when really I shouldn’t share my thoughts that could hurt me in the long run.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, C.D. Tinsley’s new book is a real and heartfelt read throughout pages that speak the inner feelings and thoughts of the young people detained in the facility. This is an inspiring and touching look into their lives.

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