11/30/15

Street God - Dimas Salaberrios


5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
His street name was Daylight. But he was a nightmare. On the streets of New York, darkness and violence reigned. Dimas “Daylight” Salaberrios popped his first pill when he was eleven years old, and just days later, he was selling drugs to his schoolmates. By fifteen, he was facing time at the notorious Rikers Island Prison. It was never safe to turn your back, and Dimas saw only one chance to survive: to become a street god. He would be the richest, most powerful ruler in the hood . . . or die trying.

But in one terrifying moment, with a gun pointed at his head, Dimas had to decide: How far would he go? Was he finished taking reckless chances to rule as a god of the streets? Would he dare to entrust his life to the real God―an even riskier path? Because that God would send Dimas back down the darkest streets he’d ever known on a rescue mission after those still in danger.

Street God is the true story of one man’s against-all-odds journey from the streets to the altar and back again. A modern-day The Cross and the Switchblade for a new generation, it reveals that we’re never too far gone for God to change us―and shows how a single spark can illuminate even the darkest existence.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Dimas Salaberrios is pastor of Infinity Bible Church in the South Bronx of New York City. An international speaker, Dimas is president of Concerts of Prayer Greater New York and holds a master of divinity degree from Alliance Theological Seminary.

Dr. Angela Hunt is an award-winning author whose books have sold nearly five million copies worldwide. She holds a doctorate in biblical studies.

Visit his website - HERE

MY THOUGHTS -
I found Dimas' story to be very exciting and very inspirational! Just to imagine that someone could get so low and then find Jesus is so thrilling. I was so excited for him. When he finally gave in to God I had tears down my face.

There are two parts to this book. The first is the drug part. The part where he is an addict, selling, and in and out of prison.
"I was once again trapped in that hell hole. I cried on and off for three days, but I wasn't allowed out even for a minute...
Alone in that awful place, I cried out to God for help. I had sunk to the lowest point of my life - a fifteen-year-old- crack addict with two black eyes and a bloodied shirt, locked away in the Hole. I wasn't sure if God would answer, but I had no one else to turn to."
And the other part of the story is after he accepts Christ as his savior. I found both parts equally as interesting!
"God, are you serious?' I silently asked. 'I've always believed you exist somewhere, but I never knew you were this good or this real.'
That peace was so relaxing and bright!... I'd never experienced anything like it. I felt clean and pure for the first time in my life. My entire body felt new. I knew this change came from Jesus, and I was happy to surrender to Him."
If you think your life is bad, if you think you've hit a low - just read Dimas' inspirational story. It will put your life in perspective! This, once again, proves what I have always believed - God is always there for you! All you have to do is ask!

I knew what this book was about, I knew he was going to find God sometime, but still... I couldn't wait! I was so excited to read that part I just kept reading on and on.
I just loved this book. What an amazing and wonderful testimony! I am so glad he shared this with us. I feel privileged to have read his story.

Thank you Tyndale for sending me this book for my honest review.

Order your copy from Amazon - HERE


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