From Gangland to Promised Land

Author: John Pridmore,Greg Watts

Publisher: Transform Management Limited

ISBN: 9780954732134

Category: True Crime

Page: 239

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He was a serious 'face' in London's East End. His jackets were tailored to hold his machete and knuckledusters. His drug deals netted him thousands. He has a penthouse, sports cars and women. He nearly killed a man outside a nightclub. Then something extraordinary happened. Previous ed.: London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2002.

From Gangland To Promised Land

Author: John Brian Pridmore

Publisher: Independently Published



Page: 226

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Brought up in the East End of London, son of a policeman, John was already dabbling in crime by his early teens, ending up in a young offenders institute and then a borstal. Hed left home at 15 and the only occupation he knew was theft. He landed a job doing security at concerts for stars such as Simply Red, Queen and Bruce Springsteen and was lured deeper into the world of drugs and crime. By his 20s he was well-acquainted with the capitals criminal underworld. Thanks to drug dealing and racketeering he lived the classic gangster life of loads of cash, women, sports cars, designer clothes and a penthouse flat. Violence became a way of life, with his jackets tailored to hold his machete, knuckledusters and CS gas. One night he beat up a guy outside a nightclub, fleeing the scene thinking hed killed the man. Thankfully the victim survived but John finally had to confront the reality of the life he was leading and something extraordinary happened.

Following Jesus

Author: Alison Morgan

Publisher: ReSource

ISBN: 1906363404

Category: Religion

Page: 299

View: 4922

"There seems to be a growing consensus around ‘Discipleship’ as the greatest challenge facing Christians in the West - and, as usual, Alison Morgan has not only identified the key issue but also provided a lucid and practical insight into what it means. I love her writing. Somehow she manages to combine substantial scholarship with highly personal reflection and down to earth illustration, so this book – like her previous work – is easy to read as well as intellectually and spiritually stimulating. If you are looking for something to excite people about Christian discipleship, this is it." from the foreword by Bishop James Newcome.


Author: Fr. Dominic Savio Obour

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479702206

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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Fr. Dominic Savio Obour is a Catholic priest who hails from Ghana and was ordained into the diocese of Sunyani. For well over six years, he worked as the first substantive chaplain of the Notre Dame Girls High School, Fiapre Sunyani where he doubled as a full time teacher as well. Currently the young priest is studying for his M.A. in communications in Iona College, New Rochelle, while also ministering at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Katonah, New York. He has also authored Cry of the Hopeless:Inspiring Personal Poems for Daily Living (Westbow Press,May 2012) He has worked primarily with youth and has a deep interest in people of all backgrounds. It therefore comes as no wonder and surprise that this book emanates from his hand, since it seeks to address one of the critical issues facing youth today. In fact, this book is a product of his encounters and interactions with youth and the challenges he has shared with them.But, the importance of the topic and its applicability to all humankind makes this a book for all people of all ages and backgrounds. If indeed you accept the fact that you have ever made a blunder in your life before or know of one struggling with clouds from his past, then this book is a must-read. In this book, Fr. Dominic affirms the messsage he shares with all: No matter how dark and filthy your past, how great your blunders, you are not defined by that past. It is who you now are that counts, it is the "you today" that is of concern to God. It is that which defines and explains who and what you are. No matter what, you still have the grace and the moment to change and be loved."


Author: Will Storr

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1468315900

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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“An intriguing odyssey” though the history of the self and the rise of narcissism (The New York Times). Self-absorption, perfectionism, personal branding—it wasn’t always like this, but it’s always been a part of us. Why is the urge to look at ourselves so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell—especially since it doesn’t necessarily make us better or happier people? Full of unexpected connections among history, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and more, Selfie is a “terrific” book that makes sense of who we have become (NPR’s On Point). Award-winning journalist Will Storr takes us from ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of the “selfie generation,” and the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, telling the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately—because it’s us. “It’s easy to look at Instagram and selfie-sticks and shake our heads at millennial narcissism. But Will Storr takes a longer view. He ignores the easy targets and instead tells the amazing 2,500-year story of how we’ve come to think about our selves. A top-notch journalist, historian, essayist, and sleuth, Storr has written an essential book for understanding, and coping with, the 21st century.” —Nathan Hill, New York Times-bestselling author of The Nix “This fascinating psychological and social history . . . reveals how biology and culture conspire to keep us striving for perfection, and the devastating toll that can take.”—The Washington Post “Ably synthesizes centuries of attitudes and beliefs about selfhood, from Aristotle, John Calvin, and Freud to Sartre, Ayn Rand, and Steve Jobs.” —USA Today “Eminently suitable for readers of both Yuval Noah Harari and Daniel Kahneman, Selfie also has shades of Jon Ronson in its subversive humor and investigative spirit.” —Bookseller “Storr is an electrifying analyst of Internet culture.” —Financial Times “Continually delivers rich insights . . . captivating.” —Kirkus Reviews

Are We Losing the Young Church?

Author: Gerard Gallagher

Publisher: Columba Books


Category: Religion

Page: 226

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This is an attempt, for the first time ever, to piece together the history of Youth Ministry in Ireland. It is a history of fragments, with no strategic plan. Things simply happened and sometimes surprised even those in leadership. It also failed. At times it was full of vibrancy and fun; today it has become a marginal ministry, left to the few. This history is written out of concern that the mistakes of the past will not be repeated in the future. It comes from the testimonies and memories of those who were involved at various stages and serves also as tribute to those who pioneered the ministry to youth in Ireland.

Jewish Gangsters of Modern Literature

Author: Marie-Caroline Bonnet-Galzy,Rachel Rubin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252025396

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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In the hands of Jewish literary communists - themselves engaged in transgressing cultural boundaries - the figure of the Jewish gangster provides an occasion to craft a virile Jewish masculinity, to consider the role of vernacular in literature, to interrogate the place of art within a political economy, and to explore the fate of Jewishness in the "new worlds" of the United States and the Soviet Union."--BOOK JACKET.