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Brother in Masonry & Traditional Country Music!
He loved his friends and family. This showed in his generosity toward them.
I certainly want to read the next book. I hope his books sell VERY well.
JesseLee wanted to chase the American dream and was finally able to do that in 1984 when he came to the United States. Packing up everything he owned he went to America and the same dAy he arrived he was robbed of everything. Holding on to hope, JesseLee travels on to a town in Illinois where he is befriended by a church family. God has orchestrated this and it is a very moving story.
This is the true story of struggles, perseverance, coming to God, and overcoming obstacles. It is the story of loving and encouraging your neighbor. It is a well written, passionate book that once into I found hard to put down. Some parts made me cringe, but so does real life at times. I would recommend it to anyone college age or older. I rated it a 5 out of 5 stars. A copy of this book was provided by the Book Club Network for my honest review of this book.
One time he played with a police gun at his father's bar and he was given another beating.
"Wow! I took a licking for that one, but again, I did not know what I was doing. I quickly learned there were consequences for such an action, though my dad certainly learned a less, as well, about leaving a gun laying in front of a curious little child. Yes, lessons were learned by both of us that day.!" pg. 23, 24
He was the eldest of three children and when dad left, as he did a few times, he was sent initially to live with his aunt and uncle, up until they could handle the upheaval in their home no more. It was while living here that he was exposed to his uncles' collection of music: classical, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Motown and Gospel.
"Mere words are non-existent when I attempt to describe how much joy that beautiful music brought into my life day by day." pg. 33
Jesse's mom was very much into the occult and this wreaked havoc on this family, and we learn some of this in the book. The average reader may find this hard to believe, but having read the Bible, know it's very much possible, although some of the incidents were hard to fathom. We like to believe angels exist but when it comes to the dark spirit world we often like to gloss over just how active they can be.
Even with all this going on, God was at work in this young life, and even though not an easy road, you will be amazed at God's intricate working in situations, with people and even the embassy. God is a miracle working God! Don't believe me? Pick up this book and read it for yourself. This is one of those books you will pick up and not be able to put down...until it's done.
Thank you to bookfun.org for the opportunity to read this amazing life story in exchange for an honest review.