This website is the home site of my criminal reformation apostolate; here you can find details about the Lampstand Foundation which I founded as a 501c (3) nonprofit corporation in Sacramento, California in 2003.
I also maintain a daily blog, The Catholic Eye, https://catholiceye.wordpress.com/
The work connected to the apostolate is listed under the home page categories which I will be expanding as needed.
Chulu Press Books
Chulu Press is an imprint of Lampstand.
All of these books are free to Lampstand members and are also available for purchase at Amazon. For new Lampstand members who sign up at the supporter level ($75 a year) all of the books that have been published will be mailed to them in one shipment. See the Lampstand Organizational Information category, Membership Information post (may 25, 2015) for additional membership information.
The Criminal’s Search for God: Criminal Transformation, Catholic Social Teaching, Deep Knowledge Leadership, and Communal Reentry: by David H. Lukenbill (2006) About a criminal life, personal transformation through education and deep spiritual work, the principles of Catholic social teaching, and the type of leadership needed to develop and manage effective criminal transformation programs. Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/The-Criminals-Search-For-Transformation/dp/0979167027/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1361892185&sr=8-3&keywords=david+h+lukenbill
Carceral World, Communal City: by David H. Lukenbill (2007) “The criminal world in the United States, with the carceral shaping of it, has become a coherent entity and within that entity it is the criminal world leadership to whom we must look for transformative leadership who have already transformed the pain of their suffering into the power of teaching others.” (p. 8). Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Carceral-World-Communal-David-Lukenbill/dp/0979167051/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1361892185&sr=8-4&keywords=david+h+lukenbill
The Criminal, The Cross & The Church: The Interior Journey: by David H. Lukenbill (2008) “The penitential criminal working to reform other criminals, wisely spends the rest of his life atoning for the harm he has done during his criminal life; not because the world requires it, but because the eternal balance requires it, his immortal soul requires it, and God wishes it.” (Frontpiece) Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/The-Criminal-Cross-Church-Interior/dp/097916706X/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1361892185&sr=8-6&keywords=david+h+lukenbill
Capital Punishment & Catholic Social Teaching: A Tradition of Support, by David H. Lukenbill (2009) “This book is a defense of the scriptural and traditional Catholic position of support for capital punishment as expressed in the two universal catechisms, the Catechism of the Council of Trent, published by Pope Pius V in 1566, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, published by Pope John Paul II in 1992 & 1997 (First and Second Edition), in response to calls for its abolition.” (p. 9) Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Capital-Punishment-Catholic-Social-Teaching/dp/0979167078/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1361892185&sr=8-5&keywords=david+h+lukenbill
The Lampstand Prison Ministry: Constructed On Catholic Social Teaching & the History of the Catholic Church, by David H. Lukenbill (2010) “The foundational ideas animating the Lampstand prison ministry—that it takes a reformed criminal to reform criminals and that the conversion approach must be intellectual—are ideas I have been working with since the beginning of my reformation from criminality at age thirty five, as I began seeing the world from the perspective of a college education (leading to a successful criminal rehabilitative college-based educational program I developed and managed) and continuing to the final washing from my spirit the last remnants of a lifetime of criminal thinking twenty years later, in the waters of baptism.” Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/The-Lampstand-Prison-Ministry-Constructed/dp/0979167086/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1361892185&sr=8-2&keywords=david+h+lukenbill
Invictus: The Way of the Apostolate, by David H. Lukenbill (2011) “This book is for penitential professional criminals whose involvement in the criminal/carceral world is of long duration and commitment…It is for those professional criminals who do get caught and serve time in prison, comprising approximately 70 – 80% of the prison population; and who, at some point, may enter a penitential state.” Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Invictus-The-Apostolate-David-Lukenbill/dp/0979167035/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1361892185&sr=8-7&keywords=david+h+lukenbill
The Criminal’s Search for God: Sources, by David H. Lukenbill (2012) “This book is a reflection on the collection of ideas within a group of books—sources—that played such a large role in the development of my thinking; initially to deepen my criminality, but eventually becoming the soil from which my transformation and conversion to Catholicism grew.” Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/The-Criminals-Search-God-Sources/dp/0979167094/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361892185&sr=8-1&keywords=david+h+lukenbill
Catholicism, Communism, & Criminal Reformation, by David H. Lukenbill (2013) Excerpt from the Introduction: “What is important—in the context of our apostolate work through The Lampstand Foundation—is not the theory of Communism, “to each according to need”, which many may support; but the influence on criminals from the system of government and its practice under Lenin and Stalin in Russia, Mao in China, and the lessor monsters of our world; practice continuing largely unchanged today except as modified within the constrictions created by the ability of global communications about governmental atrocities making it much more difficult to keep such atrocities hidden now than during the last century; and a governing practice diametrically opposed to the sacred doctrine of the Catholic Church, who Communism sees as its most dangerous enemy….” Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Catholicism-Communism-Criminal-Reformation-Lukenbill/dp/0989242900/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383345269&sr=8-1&keywords=catholicism%2C+communism+%26+criminal+reformation
Women in the Church: St. Catherine of Siena, Fr. Teilhard de Chardin & Criminal Reformation, by David H. Lukenbill (2014) For this book, a quote from Groppe (2009) frames the over-arching theme:“In a culture that systematically denigrates, commodifies, and violates women’s bodies in advertising, film, and pornography, it is imperative that the church bear public and symbolic witness to the mystery that women and men alike can serve as an icon of Wisdom made flesh.” (p. 171) Groppe, E. (2009). Women and the persona of Christ: Ordination in the Roman Catholic Church. In Abraham, S. & Procario-Foley, E. (Eds.) Frontiers in Catholic feminist theology: Shoulder to shoulder. (pp. 153-171), Minneapolis: Fortress Press. Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Women-Church-Catherine-Teilhard-Reformation/dp/0989242919/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404152262&sr=8-1&keywords=david+h+lukenbill
The Criminal’s Search for God: Catholic Reformation of Criminals, by David H. Lukenbill (2016) An excerpt from Chapter I:”This book is a reworking of the ten books I have written on criminal reformation, stripping out the voluminous references included in the original books which were meant for my primary readers—criminals in prison—to introduce them to the Catholic sources validating my ideas; leaving only my words and their expansion directed to a broader audience.The Lampstand Foundation, an apostolate of criminal reformation through Catholic conversion, has grown from what I have learned from my criminal/carceral life, college experience, family life, and transformation within the Catholic Church; proposing that criminal reformation should be conducted by reformed criminals using the supernatural truth of the Catholic Church to trump the secular lies upon which the criminal/carceral world is built. Speaking of my criminal life is difficult, but what I have learned might be of value to a criminal justice system that has been failing in its public charge of criminal transformation and rehabilitation. The criminals I speak of are those whose world I was a part; those who commit crimes for money, for whom crime is a way of life—professional criminals—to whom the criminal/carceral world is marked by a subtly defined code of behavior, an ancient tradition, and strong cultural connection.” Paperback & E-Book, Free to members, or the paperback can be ordered through Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Criminals-Search-God-Catholic-Reformation/dp/0989242935/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466452315&sr=8-1&keywords=david+h+lukenbill