Is There Anybody Out There?

Is There Anybody Out There?

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by Mez McConnell
     
 
Since the publication of 'A child called "it"' by Dave Pelzer there hasn't been a story like this. But this is not just another harrowing story about an excruciating childhood and the ravages on a life it produces. The difference is that Mez not only escaped from his 'trial by parent' but he discovered a hope that has transformed his life. He in turn has helped others

Overview

Since the publication of 'A child called "it"' by Dave Pelzer there hasn't been a story like this. But this is not just another harrowing story about an excruciating childhood and the ravages on a life it produces. The difference is that Mez not only escaped from his 'trial by parent' but he discovered a hope that has transformed his life. He in turn has helped others find hope in their lives. Mez's story is told with a frankness and wit that hides much of the pain and despair that was his everyday experience. Nevertheless, although his story at times may sicken you, his first brushes with the faith that restored him will make you laugh out loud! Mez's life involved abuse, violence, drugs, thieving and prison - but you don't have to fall as far as him in order to climb out of the traps in your life. Do you like happy endings? Mez still suffers from his experiences but you'll be amazed at how far you can be restored from such a beginning.

Editorial Reviews

Christian Focus - J I Packer
"It's an amazing, arresting and touching story."
Christian Focus - Al Barth
"Mez McConnell is one of the most exciting young leaders I know, with a conviction about the gospel of Jesus Christ that moves him to reach out with the love of God to the people who live in the rough and tumble area in which he lives and works. In the chaos of people's lives that have been devastated by drugs, alcohol and the neglect of society Mez comes boldly and sometimes brashly with the message of the love of Christ that can bash down any barrier. His story, the story of how Christ worked
Christian Focus - British Church Newspaper
"This is another story of God's power to transform anyone who opens up their life to him. It would provide great encouragement to anyone working among the seriously deprived or engaged in prison work. It could also be valuable to pass on to anyone beginning to look towards Christ from a seemingly impossible background. It is a short, gripping and challenging story."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014413763
Publisher:
Christian Focus Publications
Publication date:
09/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
450 KB

Meet the Author

Mez McConnell is now pastor for Niddrie Community Church, (partnered by Charlotte Chapel). Previously he was been a missionary with Unevangelised Fields Mission (UFM) working with street kids in Brazil. He is married and has two children.

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Is There Anybody Out There?: A Journey from Despair to Hope 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picked this book up as a result of Tim Challies review of it and I must say that it's an outstanding read! I currently passed the halfway mark and don't want to put it down! Such inspiration following his story as I myself felt that same lonesome feeling of family and friends playing similar roles in my life. It took me a few chapters to adjust to the style in which this was written but, as of now it's grown on me and has become easier and enjoyable to read. I look forward to the rest of this book and undoubtedly believe that others should take the time to read such an awesome story of redemption! I believe anyone who reads this could take away something beneficial from it!