How God Used Jim Bakker in Prison to Help Inmates Quit Smoking

How God Used Jim Bakker in Prison to Help Inmates Quit Smoking

While in federal prison, Jim Bakker developed a program with one of his cellmates, a medical doctor named Dr. Tom Hoshour. Recently, Jim invited Dr. Hoshour and Stephen Strang on "The Jim Bakker Show." Listen to the conversation of how God used these men for His good.

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Episode Notes

The Strang Report

with Stephen Strang

Guest: Jim Bakker

While in federal prison, Jim Bakker developed a program with one of his cellmates, a medical doctor named Dr. Tom Hoshour. Recently, Jim invited Dr. Hoshour and Stephen Strang on “The Jim Bakker Show.” Listen to the conversation of how God used these men for His good.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: This is Stephen Strang. I want to introduce my listeners to Charisma magazine if you don't already get it. Or if you do get it, you could respond to this special offer and we will continue your subscription into the future. The offer is to give you both of my books on Donald Trump: God and Donald Trump and the new one, Trump Aftershock. These are a value of just less than $50 plus two years of Charisma, which costs around $40. You can get the whole package for only $39. Let me repeat, you get both of my best-selling books, and two years of Charisma for only $39. All you have to do is go to this site: Trumpbooks.charismamag.com. I hope that you'll take advantage of it because it's a good offer. It's my way to try to connect you with Charisma, and also get more copies of my book out there. Thank you for listening to the Strang Report. And here's my episode:

 

·         Read the Strang Report: How God Used Jim Bakker in Prison to Help Inmates Quit Smoking

 

Stephen Strang: Most of you are familiar with Jim Bakker. I have had him on my podcast several times. And every time I'm on his program, I will usually use small excerpts of some of the programs to share with my listeners. You probably know a lot about Jim. But did you know that while he was in federal prison, he was able to help some of his fellow prisoners with their addictions, especially with smoking. He developed a program with a medical doctor who was a cellmate of his name, Dr. Tom Hoshour, who has been out for a long time now. Jim invited him to be on the program the same day I was because Jim had the idea to do a book on this. The program was very successful. I thought it was a very interesting story. And that's why I wanted to share it with you on the Strang Report today. So, here is that clip from the “Jim Bakker Show,” which you can also see online on the Jim Bakker Show website if you're interested in seeing the entire program. Here's my interview:

Jim Bakker: I'm excited about it. This book is what happened. One of the networks ran a two-hour special on me. I didn't see it. But I thought it's time I let you see what I my story is. So, this is my story. In this book, we have a guest today, a man whom I was in prison with. He was one of my cell mates. We had four people in the cell with us, right, Tom? This is Dr. Tom Hoshour. This is the first time I got to meet you again, Tom, after 30 years that we’ve been out of prison. Who was one of our cellmates? Name a name a cellmate. Lyndon Larouche was one of our cellmates, a very interesting genius who ran for president eight times. That's Lyndon Larouche. Has anybody ever heard of Lyndon? He was in prison with me. And I want to tell you something. if we ever did a movie, it would be the craziest movie ever. What day of the week was it, of our roundtable?

Dr. Tom Hoshour: Tuesday evenings, we would have a roundtable discussion with the basically geniuses in the prison community.

Jim Bakker: We had mayors of cities, physicians, billionaire bankers, inside traders, and Lyndon Larouche, one of the great brains, whether you liked him or not. The miracles that God performed in our prison. Hmm. And Tom Hoshour is one of the miracles Dr. Westrick, who I believe has gone to be with the Lord, she should have a bronze statue of her out here at Morningside because she, with God's help, saved my life. She was the head of the hospital, the mental health unit there at the facility. She was a psychiatrist. She and her husband were connected with the great Mayo Clinic. I thought and still think to this day that she really loved me. And I don't mean a romantic person. She was a much older person than I was. She was a guardian angel for us. She told me the secrets that inmates are pieces of you know what. They're not human beings. And she told the warden, she said, Jim Bakker has fallen from a big height and he needs dignity. He needs to have reason to live. This is just from her. But I don't live there anymore. And I met you for the first time in 30 years from the prison yesterday. We had dinner and Steve was there. Steve’s been involved with the great moments in my life, and he's always been always been. We were on the cover of your magazine, recently, though, with an up-to-date story. You met Tom, and you saw us last night when we met for the first time in 30 years.

Stephen Strang: You told me about this program that you developed in prison, which we haven't really talked about. It was to help the inmates quit smoking and the principles apply to really any addiction. And so, you'd mentioned this to me. I thought, well, that's kind of interesting. This is kind of a behind-the scenes-thing, but we got together to ask, is there a market for a book like this? And how would you do it with two authors? You said, you come out to Morningside and I'll get Dr. Hoshour to come out and we'll sit and talk business. So, that's what we did. But I didn't really realize it would be a reunion. I thought that you had some interaction with each other. My life is doing the show and raising a bunch of kids, and it’s work. It's always taking care of business … that's what I do. We're just catching up now. You may not write a book. We would write the book … I have a volume box this big. It's basically one of the file boxes which you would see for files. It’s of this class that we taught and we're going to get into that. But if people watching really, would buy a book like that, because you have to sell books, you can't print them without making enough money to pay for the printing …

Stephen Strang: It's how to stop smoking and work overcome any addiction. There are so many addictions nowadays, right? I mean, people are addicted everything from gambling, to sex, and everything else.

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

with Stephen Strang

Guest: Jim Bakker

While in federal prison, Jim Bakker developed a program with one of his cellmates, a medical doctor named Dr. Tom Hoshour. Recently, Jim invited Dr. Hoshour and Stephen Strang on “The Jim Bakker Show.” Listen to the conversation of how God used these men for His good.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: This is Stephen Strang. I want to introduce my listeners to Charisma magazine if you don't already get it. Or if you do get it, you could respond to this special offer and we will continue your subscription into the future. The offer is to give you both of my books on Donald Trump: God and Donald Trump and the new one, Trump Aftershock. These are a value of just less than $50 plus two years of Charisma, which costs around $40. You can get the whole package for only $39. Let me repeat, you get both of my best-selling books, and two years of Charisma for only $39. All you have to do is go to this site: Trumpbooks.charismamag.com. I hope that you'll take advantage of it because it's a good offer. It's my way to try to connect you with Charisma, and also get more copies of my book out there. Thank you for listening to the Strang Report. And here's my episode:

 

·         Read the Strang Report: How God Used Jim Bakker in Prison to Help Inmates Quit Smoking

 

Stephen Strang: Most of you are familiar with Jim Bakker. I have had him on my podcast several times. And every time I'm on his program, I will usually use small excerpts of some of the programs to share with my listeners. You probably know a lot about Jim. But did you know that while he was in federal prison, he was able to help some of his fellow prisoners with their addictions, especially with smoking. He developed a program with a medical doctor who was a cellmate of his name, Dr. Tom Hoshour, who has been out for a long time now. Jim invited him to be on the program the same day I was because Jim had the idea to do a book on this. The program was very successful. I thought it was a very interesting story. And that's why I wanted to share it with you on the Strang Report today. So, here is that clip from the “Jim Bakker Show,” which you can also see online on the Jim Bakker Show website if you're interested in seeing the entire program. Here's my interview:

Jim Bakker: I'm excited about it. This book is what happened. One of the networks ran a two-hour special on me. I didn't see it. But I thought it's time I let you see what I my story is. So, this is my story. In this book, we have a guest today, a man whom I was in prison with. He was one of my cell mates. We had four people in the cell with us, right, Tom? This is Dr. Tom Hoshour. This is the first time I got to meet you again, Tom, after 30 years that we’ve been out of prison. Who was one of our cellmates? Name a name a cellmate. Lyndon Larouche was one of our cellmates, a very interesting genius who ran for president eight times. That's Lyndon Larouche. Has anybody ever heard of Lyndon? He was in prison with me. And I want to tell you something. if we ever did a movie, it would be the craziest movie ever. What day of the week was it, of our roundtable?

Dr. Tom Hoshour: Tuesday evenings, we would have a roundtable discussion with the basically geniuses in the prison community.

Jim Bakker: We had mayors of cities, physicians, billionaire bankers, inside traders, and Lyndon Larouche, one of the great brains, whether you liked him or not. The miracles that God performed in our prison. Hmm. And Tom Hoshour is one of the miracles Dr. Westrick, who I believe has gone to be with the Lord, she should have a bronze statue of her out here at Morningside because she, with God's help, saved my life. She was the head of the hospital, the mental health unit there at the facility. She was a psychiatrist. She and her husband were connected with the great Mayo Clinic. I thought and still think to this day that she really loved me. And I don't mean a romantic person. She was a much older person than I was. She was a guardian angel for us. She told me the secrets that inmates are pieces of you know what. They're not human beings. And she told the warden, she said, Jim Bakker has fallen from a big height and he needs dignity. He needs to have reason to live. This is just from her. But I don't live there anymore. And I met you for the first time in 30 years from the prison yesterday. We had dinner and Steve was there. Steve’s been involved with the great moments in my life, and he's always been always been. We were on the cover of your magazine, recently, though, with an up-to-date story. You met Tom, and you saw us last night when we met for the first time in 30 years.

Stephen Strang: You told me about this program that you developed in prison, which we haven't really talked about. It was to help the inmates quit smoking and the principles apply to really any addiction. And so, you'd mentioned this to me. I thought, well, that's kind of interesting. This is kind of a behind-the scenes-thing, but we got together to ask, is there a market for a book like this? And how would you do it with two authors? You said, you come out to Morningside and I'll get Dr. Hoshour to come out and we'll sit and talk business. So, that's what we did. But I didn't really realize it would be a reunion. I thought that you had some interaction with each other. My life is doing the show and raising a bunch of kids, and it’s work. It's always taking care of business … that's what I do. We're just catching up now. You may not write a book. We would write the book … I have a volume box this big. It's basically one of the file boxes which you would see for files. It’s of this class that we taught and we're going to get into that. But if people watching really, would buy a book like that, because you have to sell books, you can't print them without making enough money to pay for the printing …

Stephen Strang: It's how to stop smoking and work overcome any addiction. There are so many addictions nowadays, right? I mean, people are addicted everything from gambling, to sex, and everything else.

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

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