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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Winepress Publishing (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579217931
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579217938
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,655,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'Don't miss the compelling true story of Inmate 46857, so rich in mercy and redemption you'll be convinced that if God can change this angry kid-criminal, He can change anybody!'

About the Author

In 1988, Eddie Spencer left prison a free man. For several years, he worked with Young Life in Jackson, Mississippi, and in 1989 USA TODAY recognized him as one of fifty national drug-fighting heroes. Currently Eddie has a ministry speaking at schools, churches, and conferences. Read Eddie's incredible coming-of-age story, written with co-author LaFon Walcott Burrow, to discover a rich redemption that just might change your life as well.

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God truly worked a miracle in his life and is using him in a mighty way!
Beth
Written in the first-person narrative, it makes you feel as if Eddie is personally talking to you and telling you his story.
Ceci C. Rutledge
I started the book thinking that it would be just another biography of a bad life turned good.
A. Brown

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Brown on September 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
I started the book thinking that it would be just another biography of a bad life turned good. By the end I was gripped by the reality of a miracle and reminded that God can indeed change anyone. I recommend the book to any person who thinks that anyone or any situation is hopeless. It is also a great tool for those that work with at risk youth.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ceci C. Rutledge on September 20, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is an incredible testimony of God's grace and faithfulness. It is very well-written and is hard to put down once you start it. Written in the first-person narrative, it makes you feel as if Eddie is personally talking to you and telling you his story. It is exciting to think of how God will use this book to impact many for His glory!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By April Forrester on January 17, 2005
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I read this book because Eddie Charles is coming to visit my school. My eyes were opened up on how a person can turn to such a sinful life. I am hoping that the message he carries will influence some of my students. Hopefully, his story will keep some of them from making some of the mistakes he made. I also took to heart what he said "Only God can change a person for the good".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debbie TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 6, 2010
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"Inmate 46857" is an insightful Christian memoir. Eddie described memories of events in his childhood of abuse, neglect, and poverty that formed him into an angry, violent child who longed for respect and security. He went on to steal--initially, for food, then to supply his drug habit and for the thrill and feel of power. By the time he was sent to prison, he didn't see any hope for his future. He was controlled by his anger, and all he knew how to do was create fear in people. But God reached out and offered him another way--one that would only occur if Eddie truly surrendered to Him.

Eddie's childhood was a sad one and not very fun to read about, but it was very enlightening as to how someone can grow so hard and so angry. He "got religion" as a child because he felt pressured to, but no one explained what that meant. He later "accepted Christ" to please those who had shown kindness to him, but it was only when he'd lost control of himself that he finally, truly surrendered to God. Then he faced the scary prospect of the other inmates now viewing him as weak and attacking him. He wondered how God could protect him as well as how he was going to keep from losing control to his temper again. But God knew the answers.

The last 33 pages described Eddie's post-conversion struggles, which were very interesting. I'm involved in prison ministry and work with a young, angry man that's much like Eddie in many ways. I'm planning on giving him a copy of this book to encourage him that it's safe to surrender to Christ. Right now, he believes in Christ, but can't let go of maintaining "his reputation." (I work with other inmates who know him and, ironically, his reputation isn't one of fear-inspiring awe like he thinks it is.
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By Mindy on August 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
Could not put the book down. It's an amazing story about the way God can change a heart full of anger and hate and how this change leads to a productive Christ filled life. Not only did God change this gentleman radically, He used him . As you read the book you can literally replace your weaknesses with the one Eddie Spencer spoke of and see Satan's tactics at work in all our lives. Far greater though is being able to see how God's power defeats Satan, if we submit to God's love and authority. Thank you Eddie Spencer for being willing to share this dark time in your life for the benefit of your fellow Christian brothers and sisters.
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By D. Bordelon on January 12, 2006
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I just finished reading Inmate 46857 after having met and heard Eddie Spencer in person at a reading conference this week. I cannot imagine someone even younger than me living a life like he described in his book. It was truly through the grace of God that he did not commit murder and his testimony is one that could and should shake up folks who might be headed down the wrong path. I highly recommend having him speak to troubled youth and using his book as a witness to God's power to change people.
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