Emerson Prison Ministry

Facing up to 76 years in prison, Allen Emerson was looking at serious time for a string of crimes driven by addictions to drugs, alcohol, and gambling. A generation before, his father had left without a trace, and the family tree seemed broken beyond repair. But from a federal prison cell in Springfield, Missouri, a single prayer would change the course of history for this broken family. Read the incredible true story of restoration and hope that has inspired thousands both inside and outside of prison. The Hearts of the Fathers will encourage your heart and demonstrate how a loving God relentlessly pursues his children.

Told from the perspective of Allen’s son, BJ Emerson shares how God orchestrated a unique series of events and used people to transform hearts and restore generations.

Send Hope to Those Incarcerated

Be a part of sharing this incredible story with those who need it most. Financial contributions go directly toward distribution of books in prisons reaching those in need of restoration. The Hearts of the Fathers and The Longing for Legacy books are distributed through The Prison Book Project and CLI Prison Alliance which reach collectively reach over 4,000 prisons nationwide. The cost to print each book is about $2.50.


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Every purchase helps put more books into the hands of those incarcerated and in need of hope.
Available now on Amazon:

The Hearts of the Fathers Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578607492
The Hearts of the Fathers Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081TWJBWS

The Longing for Legacy Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094VM5S9L


Emerson Prison Ministry

A Story of Forgiveness and Restoration


BJ was Producer of a short film that is also being distributed in prisons titled “Stuck”. “Stuck” is a short film about a young man, Darren, who runs away from home after learning his father is getting out of prison. An unexpected encounter reveals what it will take to find real freedom. Click here to learn more about this and other projects.