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Gary Skinner

To tell you the truth, I wasn’t all that excited about writing this book.  Yet I felt compelled to do so because I’ve been told it will make a difference.  Unfortunately, I’ve lived most of my life thinking about myself and what I want and very little about what might be good for others.  So, in reality, I wrote this out of a desire to help others… and in particular, to help you.  I realize that last statement is more than a little presumptuous in that I probably don’t know you… so why would I think I could help you?  Let me say this:  Somehow, some way, this story is going to impact you.  It is about you, even though it’s my story.  Somewhere in here, something is going to grab your attention, and all of a sudden you are going to find yourself thinking in ways you hadn’t thought before.  Your heart is going to be stirred about some of your most inner, private and sacred thoughts.  In fact, there will be times when it will seem like my story is more about you than it is about me.

This is about a journey… a journey with God.  You may or may not even believe in God.  What you believe does not affect the story.  My role is to write down what happened and let you figure out whatever you need, for yourself.

I will say this:  God is pursuing you.  Regardless of how old you are, what you’ve done in the past, or even what you think about God, does not change the reality of this truth. Ultimately, this is a matter between you and God, so I’ll do my best to tell the story, and leave the details between the two of you.


Hoosier Dad: A Simple Guide to Better Fathering

by Gary Skinner

Down deep, every dad wants to be a great dad. Most sons wish their dad were a little different than he appears to be. The problem for the son is the perception of what is real and what is not. The problem for dad is the fear of being known. The solution seems light years away. In reality, it could be as close as a phone call.

Often the simple is unnecessarily made complex. Gary Skinner presents the theory that if God intended for fathering to be difficult he wouldn't have turned the responsibility over to so many of us without precise instructions. Hoosier Dad guides fathers on their way to embracing the responsibility with the strength God provides. Gary honestly shares his own experiences with a sense of humor to ease many of the concerns and fears dads have toward fulfilling their role as dad. Gary has interviewed, counseled, and coached hundreds of men toward becoming the men God would have them to be. Most of these men are fathers, and many have had a common concern of failing as a dad. Hoosier Dad provides great perspectives if you don't understand your own dad, you want to be a better dad, you think you've made too many mistakes, or you just need a little clarity about fathering.

100 pages - $9.99 (paperback)


Lessons For Life

Gary Skinner

This book, Lessons For Life, was originally written as a correspondence course to help prepare ex-offenders in their transition from incarceration to the outside world. The positive responses from those who have participated in the course has been overwhelming. Therefore, we decided to make it available as a complete book for the purpose of reaching more people with these life-changing concepts.

190 pages (Paperback)


The Path Of The Just

Larry Book

A former user gets permanent freedom.

Larry Book and Lessons for Life Ministries distributes Free copies of this book in jails and prisons throughout the United States.

If you would like to make a donation to help continue this effort, you can do so here.

105 pages (Paperback)