Al Hanson is recognized throughout the world for his dedication to sharing God's liberating gospel through prison ministry. He is the founder of Lutheran Prison Ministry.
Mr. Hanson is a uniquely qualified author. He went through the harsh world of prison life, not as a counselor or administrator, but as a convict. He knew the feelings of being the prodigal. He experienced being welcomed back into the arms of the heavenly Father knowing that he is forgiven and free. What has happened in the life of Al Hanson is what moved him to write and speak on the ways and means to minister to prisoners and their families.