Gram Seed: One step beyond: Book review.

 

As part of my weeks break, I have read the most moving and amazing book about someone’s life for a long time. Gram Seed is one of the most transformed lives that the Lord Jesus has had an impact on. This is a small taste of the book, so you can go out and buy it for yourselves.

Gram was a trouble maker and as you read the book, you really feel for this guy. His whole life was full of his family letting him down, but he also let them down by the trouble he was getting in to. He was involved with shoplifting, football hooliganism, stabbings, alcoholism, drugs addiction, homelessness, and was locked up in  jail several times.

The whole book takes you on a journey through his life and the most moving piece that grabbed my attention was the fact he kept repeating the phrase. “No one wanted me”. He felt alone, no one knew him or understood him. He was on a complete downward spiral. He was on the fast track to death and he really had done nothing in his life but criminal behaviour. I won’t go into too much detail, but he was on his death-bed, life support machine, and they were about to switch it off, because they thought he was brain-dead. Though two Christians came and laid hands on him, and prayed:

“In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, give this man life”

Then he woke up, and his mom (mam) couldn’t believe that he was alive. He calls that chapter “The Resurrection”. He really puts to death his old life and know he is doing amazing things.

Now I hope that this gives you a flavour of his book, and I encourage you to read this: use it as a testimony or personal reflection. Let’s thank God as you read it, because this is another amazing life that God has changed. The words of Nicky Gumbel wraps all this up in the foreward

Gram is the living proof that Jesus is alive and is still transforming lives today

I say Amen to that, so please read and enjoy this amazing book.

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Author: Urban Curate

Following from the Ministry Trainee, I am a urban Curate who is at a church in the West Midlands with a passion to serve the Lord. I'm 28 years old, married with two children.

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