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Crimeson: From the Dark Streets of Death and Crime in the Underbelly of Melbourne....

Justin Gardner

Crimeson: From the Dark Streets of Death and Crime in the Underbelly of Melbourne....

Justin Gardner

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CrimeSon is the extraordinary story of Justin Gardner's life. Saved from the dark streets of death and crime in Melbourne, he was called by God to reach out to the brokenhearted with a message of restoration and hope. CrimeSon is the hard-hitting story of one man's miracle. Justin's journey from the trauma of a dysfunctional childhood, the pain of being suicidal and 'dream-bankrupt' and the fear of being close to death, to seeing his life turned around and his dream machine being switched on and working overtime will make a positive difference in your own life. A rough and raw backstage pass into the heart and mind of a broken man's life, this story provides the heartwarming twist that proves that people can overcome extreme obstacles. With God in your corner nothing is impossible. CrimeSon is an emotional journey and Justin's honesty and faith will give you an insight into just how powerful second chances can be.

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CrimeSon is the extraordinary story of Justin Gardner's life. Saved from the dark streets of death and crime in Melbourne, he was called by God to reach out to the brokenhearted with a message of restoration and hope. CrimeSon is the hard-hitting story of one man's miracle. Justin's journey from the trauma of a dysfunctional childhood, the pain of being suicidal and 'dream-bankrupt' and the fear of being close to death, to seeing his life turned around and his dream machine being switched on and working overtime will make a positive difference in your own life. A rough and raw backstage pass into the heart and mind of a broken man's life, this story provides the heartwarming twist that proves that people can overcome extreme obstacles. With God in your corner nothing is impossible. CrimeSon is an emotional journey and Justin's honesty and faith will give you an insight into just how powerful second chances can be.
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A little boy grows up with his family in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine. It sounds idyllic, but the reality is far different. Justin Gardner’s family was dysfunctional, his father was abusive, and Sunshine was full of darkness, with crime and drugs and violence lurking around every corner. Thrown first out of school, and then out of home, Justin’s ambition when he was 14 was to grow up to become a hit-man.
CrimeSon is the extraordinary story of Justin’s life. Saved from the dark streets of death and crime in Melbourne, he was called by God to reach out to the brokenhearted with a message of restoration and hope. His journey from the trauma of a violent childhood, the pain of being suicidal and ‘dream-bankrupt’ and the fear of being close to death, to seeing his life turned around and his dream machine being switched on and working overtime will make a positive difference in your own life.
CrimeSon is hard-hitting, and a rough and raw backstage pass into the heart and mind of a broken man’s life. But this story provides the heartwarming twist that proves that people can overcome extreme obstacles. With God in your corner nothing is impossible.
CrimeSon is an emotional journey and Justin’s honesty and faith will give you an insight into just how powerful second chances can be. 
 

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Meet the Author

Justin Gardner

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Inspirational
5 stars By Mattress, Jan 27 2015
An inspirational story how a life can change from utter helplessness  despair to that of victory. Justin's acount of his life is quite revealing - from the dark streets of suburbia, where crime and hatred were the norm, to the pulpit, where he now ministers out of a life full of love. You will not be able to put this powerful account down until that last sentence is read.
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So good
5 stars By Sarah, Jan 27 2015
Such an inspirational story that is so easy to read. Very captivating, definitely hard for me to put down! Would definitely recommend this read to others
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Hope for the hopeless
5 stars By Marian, Jan 06 2015
Crimeson is about hope. It is a frank account of one man's life of drugs and crime and the transforming work of the Holy Spirit to bring about change. Definitely good for believers to read and to pass on to others who will benefit from reading about Justin's life story. 
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Fantastic read example of God's love
5 stars By Jeff.K, Dec 28 2014
Crimeson is an easy book to read, and one that will captivate you from the time you start reading.

It's great how the book speaks truth, and looks deep into the heart and life of Justin Gardner. The life that was, into a life with Jesus Christ.

The book's an amazing testimony, which takes you on an emotional journey of how a young mans life was filled with crime, pain, rejection, violence, suicidal thoughts etc... however once discovering Jesus, his whole life was changed forever! Through the love, grace and faith in Jesus Christ, Justin Gardner was saved from the dark streets of Melbourne.

I really enjoyed this book! It's a great book for anyone, for Christians, or non Christians alike. It will encourage and also leave you feeling inspired. This true story is a fantastic demonstration of the love of God, and how God can change anyone's life, no matter what their circumstances! Make sure you get your copy today! 
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Easy reading
5 stars By Helen, Dec 09 2014
Crimeson is an easy to read book that I read in an afternoon. Truth is, I couldn't put it down. Even though I had heard Justin Gardner give his testimony I still found myself feeling the emotions that he may have felt as a vulnerable young child  an angry young man  the wonderful account of how God changed his life  the amazing restoration He brought. Set in Melbourne's Western suburbs, its a relevant book for today. Very enjoyable. 
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  • Catalogue Code 350624
  • Product Code 9781921589942
  • ISBN 1921589949
  • EAN 9781921589942
  • Pages 200
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Ark House Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2012
  • Sales Rank #92044
  • Dimensions 135 x 210 mm
  • Weight 0.211kg

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