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Son of Hope Hardcover – November 15, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0977899623 ISBN-10: 0977899624 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Morning Star Communications; 1 edition (November 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977899624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977899623
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,199,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The conversion of the 'Son of Sam' gives every single human hope. The blood of Christ washes clean even the vilest of crimes--and this has surely happened in David Berkowitz's life. The journal is especially fascinating to me because of the insights it gives to the slow death prisoners experience in the emptiness of prison life." --Chuck Colson, Founder and Chairman, Prison Fellowship

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You can see the love that David has for Christ.
Albert Dykstra
I have just finished reading David Berkowitz's book "Son of Hope".
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It will startle and bless like few other things ever could.
J. R. Neumiller

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Mathews on March 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
the Apostle Paul started life as Saul, a Christian torturer and killer. Then God grabbed hold and he became the greatest of those who spoke of the transformational power of God. Saul was so transformed, he adopted the name Paul to signify Saul was in the past, dead and gone.

Is David Berkowitz is similar path? Is the Son of Sam now in the past, replaced by the Son of Hope? Readers are going to be challenged with the thought, "Does God forgive a mass murderer? Can God forgive someone who caused so much pain in the lives of others?" If so, "Can God forgive me?" This book is going to trip up alot of people. Can God be that loving? I am worthy or comfortable being with such love? If I bring this love into my life, will I ever be the same? If not, who will I become?

This is a story about the deep personal transformation available to anyone at anytime, by just asking God to come in and take over.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gary D. Hildebrand on June 19, 2007
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David's writing is a ray of sunshine emanating from a place where very little gets in or out. David's love for his prison brothers and their families is shown throughout. Son of Hope will make you cry and fill you with sadness for lives which have been so damaged by sin! But, as David's life has been turned around by his acceptance of Jesus, he shows that the Love of Lord is there for everyone (Isaiah 1:18--"Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow"). David is a humble man who is living an extraordinary life (James 4:10--"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up"). Thank you David for a work so filled with the Love of the Lord.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Katherin E. FitzPatrick on July 25, 2008
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Perhaps over the years people have wondered how genuine the conversion of David Berkowitz is. All they have to do is read his journal book, "Son of Hope." David has a wisdom and a sweet spirit that can only come from God!
I think people forget who the Apostle Paul was...a man who wrote a huge chunk of the New Testament, but was formerly a violent and unbelieving man...until he met Jesus. Berkowitz is a tribute to the saving and transforming power of God on a human life, no doubt about that.--Kathie FitzPatrick
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Albert Dykstra on March 1, 2007
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Let the truth be told. I was amazed at the perfection Mr. Berkowitz has for the truth. Almost every page is backed by the Bible with scripture.
I am sharing this book with all my Christian and non-Christian friends. You can see the love that David has for Christ. His mission is clear. He must obey God and spread the Word in that prison. He is also spreading the Gospel outside of prison through his book.
This book inspired me to be a better Christian.
God bless you all.
Albert Dykstra
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Voracious Reader on June 2, 2007
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If you want to know what prison life is like, here is the book. But it's more than that; it is hope within the darkness behind the concrete walls and razor wire of prison--that it is possible to live a productive life, pleasing to God, while incarcerated. You may cry while reading this book, over the wasted lives of men who chose crime, but you may smile at the evidence of God's grace in the lives of other prisoners who have chosen the joy of following Jesus.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 6, 2007
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David is like the "man out of the tombs" in Mark chapter 4, that only the Saviour could make him, "clothed and in his right mind."
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D.A.N. on August 9, 2007
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This is the news story that the public needs to hear about the Son of Hope(no longer Son of Sam) . It is clear to see that he is the "real deal." Having repented of his sins and experienced forgiveness in Christ 20 years ago, he is now the prison pastor of the Christian Church in his prison. His writing of his prison experiences and life in general, is vibrant and articulate. I would highly recommend this journal.
DAN
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