He tried to help some friends--and it made him a felon. Surprised by a baffling criminal charge after helping some friends with a business loan, Bo Mitchell--successful businessman, church founder, and chaplain for the Denver Nuggets--inexplicably wound up in federal prison. As the same time his wife, Garu, struggled with a sudden brain illness. Facing a life that didn't make sense, Bo paced his cramped cell, pleading, "Why, God?" Only God knew that Bo was trapped in his own inner prison, and He longed to set him free--even if it took steel bars to do it. Paperback.
Grace Behind Bars shares the true and dramatic account of how Bo Mitchell, businessman and chaplain for the Denver Nuggets, inexplicably ended up in federal prison only to find Gods true freedom behind bars. Ironically, its in a six-by-nine-foot cell that God begins to free this driven Christian leader from his prison of performance and success. In the end, Bo realizes that Gods love is a gift, not something he must earn.
But theres more to the story: Just before Bo enters prison, his wife, Gari, becomes incapacitated by a brain illness and enters her own prison of clinical depression.
Readers will see how the couple struggled together as their world fell apart, yet ultimately grew closer to each other and God behind the bars of their trials. This story will not only inspire and encourage readers, it will show them how they, too, can find spiritual freedom in lifes prisons if they choose to see Gods hand in their lives.