Death Was My Next Step: A Child Raised by the Streets

Death Was My Next Step: A Child Raised by the Streets

by Dixie Pebworth
Death Was My Next Step: A Child Raised by the Streets

Death Was My Next Step: A Child Raised by the Streets

by Dixie Pebworth

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Overview

"I sentence you to a total of eighty years in the Department of Corrections." The judge struck the desk with his gavel.

Considered a criminal by the court system and labeled as a threat to society, Dixie Pebworth-a twenty-four year old convicted drug dealer-was sent to a prison that was known as a "gladiator school" in the 1980s. Raised by the streets from the age of nine, his heart turned cold and he ruled the streets as an infamous drug dealer. Lost in the cycle of drug abuse, drug dealing, and crime, the odds were that he would never get out of prison alive.

But God had a different plan when the cell door slammed open and one unexpected night changed everything.

A plan that no man-except a praying grandmother-could have ever expected. In Death Was My Next Step, you will experience a series of miracles as God transforms a young drug dealer's life from inside the prison walls. God began to do what authority figures could not do: disarm Dixie by showing him something he'd never experienced before-unyielding love.

Decades after his conversion, thousands of addicted, homeless, and incarcerated individuals have found their way to Jesus through the message of this heart-healing pastor. Dixie Pebworth's transformation from death to fresh life will give you new hope.

Dixie's story is vital because it mirrors the relentless headlines on today's news of drug abuse and overdose. City officials and law enforcement looking for solutions to the opiate crisis, homelessness, and hopelessness that are ravaging their communities seek him out as a guide.

If you feel that you or someone you love is in a hopeless situation, this book will change everything. If you feel abandoned, this book will help you know that you're not alone. If you wonder if people can ever really change, this book will surprise and inspire you to believe that God can find anyone wherever they are-even on a dark, cold cell floor-and give them a brand-new start.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944566579
Publisher: Bush Publishing & Associates
Publication date: 05/14/2024
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Pastor Dixie Pebworth is truly one of a kind - a living testimony of God's desire and power to dramatically change lives.From a car thief and burglar as a juvenile, to a prominent drug dealer as a young adult, to a minister of the Gospel and Pastor to those Jesus would call "The least of these," Pastor Dixie's life was changed when an old Baptist preacher burst into his jail cell proclaiming "I'm here to tell you, God loves you!"Dixie says "I knew I was a sinner on my way to hell that would not have been news to me, but no one had ever told me the God of this universe could possibly love me."From that moment, the transforming power of Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit began to change the drug dealer into the man so many know today simply as Pastor Dixie!Pastor Dixie is the founding and Sr. Pastor of the more than 400 member God's Shining Light Church in Tulsa, OK and the CEO of Freedom Ranch, Inc. and Director of Operations of Wings of Freedom, one of America's most successful sober-living, faith-based substance abuse recovery support programs.Whether from the pulpit, on the yard of a prison, or one on one, the message has always been and will always be "God loves YOU! And He wants to change your life! No matter where you've been, no matter what you've done, not matter who you are - God still loves YOU!"
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