Blown Away: From Drug Dealer to Life Bringer: Foreword by HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES
About this deal
I’m just a broken person who’s trying to show other people where the river is so they can have a drink, I guess”
Did you always see yourself leading a church one day? Or did Church on the Street come from something that you found missing in other places? But in showing how I have found God it will also hopefully show people that you can change If you’ve had a bad start The police got into their vans and off they went," he says. "Church on the Street was alive. We'd found a way to do church when all the others had closed."I know he’s never acted before but he has the same mental health traits as me and seems to cope with them in the same way as I do – except I’m not the heavyweight champion of the world. Perhaps a more formal style might have enabled some better reflections; for the book conceals as much as it reveals. It is a collage of incidents and people from his life. There are enigmatic glimpses of his involvement with drugs and gangs and carrying a gun. He writes about his appalling treatment of his mother — he steals from her purse as she lies dying — his wives and children, though we have no idea what became of most of them. There seems little remorse for many of the lives that he must have blighted.
When I was homeless, on my first night ever sleeping on the street, I went into a church. They had tea and biscuits and stuff. I was shaking, because if I didn’t drink, I could have a fit. They were nice people, but they couldn’t wait to get rid of me. Read in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down. Exhilarating, sobering, and a beautiful demonstration of the relentless love of Jesus. It reads: “It’s impossible to visit Church on the Street and not be deeply moved by the work the organisation does for those in need. It is an extraordinary place.”I was in a homeless hostel, and it was the first time in my life that I was not relying on drugs or alcohol. I had these feelings that I didn’t know what to do with. I didn’t know who I was. So l prayed, and I saw a light at the bottom of the bed.