Gathered along the bank of Missouri’s Gasconade River enjoying a summer picnic with my family, I relaxed in the cool breeze, indulged in the tasty food, and took a refreshing swim. Life couldn't get better than this.
Abruptly, a remote, rumbling roar interrupted my serenity. Seemingly closer and closer, louder and louder, it bellowed in the distance. I tensed. Surely it meant impending doom. What was the noise? It seemed oddly familiar, yet far from natural. Where was it coming from? What did it mean? I was bewildered and confused. When it happened again the bleariness of sleep swiftly left me. I realized what it was!
I bolted from the top bunk just in the nick of time as the count-timer buzzer suddenly yanked me from my leisurely dream. No river, no picnic, no family, just four concrete walls, a metal sink, and toilet. I stood for count just as the prison guards walked up to my cell door. Whew! That was a close call.
Taking it all in, I just smiled. I was happy, not because of my environment, but because of my incredible, miracle-filled journey that took me in search of God. I hadn't been seeking Him, but He was seeking me. He knew my heart when I didn’t know my own. When He found me as a devil-worshiping, death-metal, head-banging, suicidal fifteen-year-old and broke through the strongholds of my life, it would never be the same again.
|Author: Wyatt Allen||Format: Paperback|
|Publisher: Remnant Publications||Pages: 200|
|Publication Date: December 2014||ISBN: 9-781-62913-020-0|
It was hard for me to put down! Blessed me in many ways
This book is an example of the Great Controversy in action. There is a real battle between Good and Evil. Wyatt Allan's story reveals how God can work through even the most difficult circumstances, from prison to freedom. We suffer by the decisions of our actions everyday, but Wyatt Allan proved that good can overcome evil by the grace of God. God provided the happy ending, a sure gift of mercy.
God has provided people for me to give these boooks away too, and it's amazing how easy it is to talk to them.
Compelling,Inspiring. Wyatt unwraps his story in a way that tells the gospel story without preaching, something like a "silent sermon" perhaps. A powerful display of the saving grace of Jesus.
The Bible is very clear in saying that God will do anything to save a person from eternal death and in the case of brother Wyatt, this is how God lead him to know His LOVE for him and SAVE him... what a wonderful, life-changing story and it inspired me a lot personally... All Adventists if not all Christians needs to read this book because it will help them assess their personal walk with God...
Awesome story of how this young man allowed God to rescue him from the hold of the enemy. I pray for God's continued blessings and guidance of Mr. Allen and his family.
Great true story of how God's grace can transform one's life, even the worst of sinners. The author's life is an example of God's "unmerited favor" & truly experiencing God's forgiveness. Gives us a glimpse of the prisoners' lives. Some difficult situations can turn out to be a blessing, just like what happened to Wyatt. Very impressed & inspired on how he responded after reading the book The Ministry of Healing. This is a very good book to share to anyone especially young people, & to those who are in prison. Truly inspirational!
As a Seventh Day adventist Christian I was very disappointed in this book.I liked it until he got out of prison. I felt like he had not paid for his crime. It's great to give your heart to the Lord, But I felt it was wrong as a Christian for Wyatt to get out out prison early and start looking for a wife and marry and have a child immediately when he took all of that from his victim.As a Christian I feel like there should be a balance of justice and I did not finish the end of the book because I believe that Wyatt was not entitled to a happy normal life after his crime. Because he took his victim's right to a happy life away.
I am in the process of purchasing more copies of this book so I can hand them out. I feel this book will open the eyes of so many people. Reading this book has brought me closer to GOD. I feel that many of us can relate to the same struggles that he has gone through as in dealing with the temptations that we face everyday.
An example of how satan does go after and entrap children today, and how Christ will fight to get them back if they will just let Him. Shocking stuff here, but praise God for the ending!