Against the Gates of Hell: A Crack House Exodus

This book today caught my eye today and I think it looks kind of interesting. I’m really enjoying the expanding variety of Inspirational African-American Fiction.
Against the Gates of Hell by Mylow Young.

“He had always looked down on those who partook and pedaled drugs  which  claimed the lives of many in the streets.  Now Kerby Wilson finds   himself duped by his own pride and going down a very desperate path of   his own.  Distraught over the death of his parents and, the murder of a   fellow police officer, Kerby alienates those closest to him, pushing   them away-his wife, brother, police force buddies and old friends. As   the bottom falls out of his life and darkness consumes his soul, he   sells all that he holds dear for an elusive state of peace.
Herby,  Kerby’s identical twin brother is angry with Kerby for  turning on his  family, friends, and the police force and for going down  this  destructive path. As his heart hardens and he is caught up in his  own  battle of resentment and bitterness, he tries to shut Kerby out.  But  Rene, his God-fearing wife won’t allow that to happen. Instead she   continually appeals to his conscience, reminding him of God’s unfailing   love and Kerby’s need for his help.
When Kerby uses his past  identity as a police officer to rob the  biggest drug dealer in Philly, a  price is put on his head. Learning of  Kerby’s latest antics, Herby,  family and friends are challenged to push  past their struggles to help  keep him alive and break free of his  addiction.
This hope-filled  story reveal the internal and external struggles of  two men who find  themselves in need of God’s grace, love and  forgiveness as they fight  for their lives against the very gates of  hell.”

MYLOW YOUNG is a native of Philadelphia and has struggled with drug addiction for more than half of his life. After several stays at Bethel Colony of Mercy and even serving in that same ministry, consistency in his life was not to be found. After totally surrendering his life to Jesus Christ and discovering his identity in Christ, he has found newness of life. Mylow is a licensed minister and his wife Sondra attend Agape Faith Church of Statesville. 

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