- Paperback: 266 pages
- Publisher: Allison T Moore (July 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1450710166
- ISBN-13: 978-1450710169
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,905,702 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
I Was I Am How To Move Beyond Your Past To Create An Extraordinary Life Paperback – July 15, 2010
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top Customer Reviews
"Hope is in your story; you just have to re-write it. There is nothing too hard for God. He did it for me and He will do it for you, you just have to believe. "It is finished" Jesus said." (p.10)
Allison Moore did not have an easy life to begin with. She was put up for adoption. Her parents were young, and her father didn't even tell his parents about her because he was afraid. Her grandmother was also pregnant and she just didn't have time to take care of another baby, so this one had to go. The people that adopted Allison were in their 50's and had so many kids--to many to even handle. They had strange ways of punishment too.
Allison did everything in her life to try to fit in and get people to like her. She always acted like everything was okay, even though it really wasn't. Little did anyone know, that she had an addiction. That addiction eventually led her to prison. Her time in prison helped her to see who she really was.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Barack Obama (p.152)
"For the first time I realized that everything that happened to me since birth was all a part of Gods master plan for my life. As I reflected on all my past experiences, each held new meaning. (p. 193)
I was really moved by this book. Despite all of the things that Allison had to go through in her life, she came out a better person. I highly recommend this book.
September 12, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Allison `Tammy' Moore has written what at times seems like a tragicomedy: I Was ... I Am. In reality, it is her story of incarceration, and how she used the experience to become a better and stronger person.
After being released from prison and her subsequent parole, Moore and her husband started a prison ministry that has helped hundreds of women find their way. Her Ministry is part of the International Network of Prison Ministry (INPM). She has traveled the world telling her powerful story.
Prior to her incarceration, Moore writes of numerous failed relationships with a sordid cast of men, one in particular almost 10 years her junior. She writes that the relationship lasted off and on through fights with his "baby mamma," two more baby mammas, drug charges, gun charges, and murder charges. "After helping him prove his innocence I thought sure that would be it," Moore wrote. "Three abortions later, after showing up at a visit and being denied only to let the other girl in ....I still didn't have enough." She referred to this as love. This, on top of being put up for adoption as a child along with her other siblings, certainly could have contributed to the emotional scars that she bore. A counselor alluded to those scars during a subsequent sentencing phase for her incarceration.
It took prison for the author's viewpoint to change. I highly recommend her book.
Dennis Moore is a member of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild. He has written for LifeAfter50 Magazine in Pasadena, California, and the Baja Times newspaper in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. He is also the President of Bethel Memorial A.M.E. Prison Ministry in San Diego, California. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the full review [...]
Moore wrote, "I Was I Am...How to Move beyond Your Past to Create an Extraordinary Life" not just for individuals with a criminal record or who have been incarcerated, but for those who have past experiences that prevent them from living a full life. The book draws from her experiences in order to educate readers on the reality of the prison sentence, the lack of support systems and the perils of living a life unmanageable. Whether it is a physical prison experience or a prison in mental capacity, she shares her beliefs on how to become free.
Allison Tammy Moore's own rise from being labeled a habitual offender to prominence deems her an expert on personal success. Allison went to prison and developed her own method of recovery by redefining success. Through persistence and determination, this ex-offender to extraordinary woman, immediately used her past to fuel her passions, became a published author, speaker and entrepreneur. She is dedicated to help educate people to new levels of involvement in the lives of ex-inmates, victims, and their families "I decided to share my experiences in the hope that my book will help readers remove the limitations to being successful" she says.
I Was I Am How To Move Beyond Your Past To Create An Extraordinary Life
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great woman, and book! No matter what you're dealing with in your life -- her wisdom will guide you through it.Published 18 months ago by Sherry Goodman
I Was...I Am is a true life story of one woman's triumph over the odds that seemed to be against her. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Jennifer Chatham
Allison captivated me with her words; she drew me right into her story & into her life. I laughed & cried with her while reading "I Was, I Am. Read morePublished on September 12, 2010 by shanndab
This book (I Was I Am) is a must-read for those who are behind bars or recently released and truly want to build a respectable life as a free person. Read morePublished on September 3, 2010 by Tom Lagana