Sunday, November 8, 2015

Street God

Street God
by Dimas Salaberrios
with Dr. Angela Hunt
(non-fiction memoir)

Street God is the true story of Dimas "Daylight" Salaberrios, and his journey from crime and drugs to redemption. This book gives a firsthand glimpse of what life is like in the dangerous world of crime and drugs. 

At the age of 11, Dimas wished to someday become a "god" on the streets by building his own drug empire. Attracted by material possessions and power Dimas would do whatever he had to in order to reach the top. Putting his life in danger, spending time in prison, and forsaking family was merely a means to a destructive goal.

God had plans for Dimas he just didn't know it. Those around him were praying for him. Dimas saw many around him turning to the Lord and thought about things of the Lord but was focused on his dream to rule the streets. God's plan would ultimately win. God's hand of protection was upon Dimas and God spared him from death and absolute destruction countless times. Redemption won and eventually we see God's sovereign plan take shape. Dimas' eventual surrender to serve God was truly moving. Instead of becoming his own god, the One true God became his God. 

This book is a captivating, fast paced read. I would definitely recommend this book to others. I would highly recommend parents read this book before letting their teenagers read it for themselves. Amidst the most pernicious circumstances there is hope and redemption. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Tyndale House. 

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