Bitt Thrower was a mans man in every sense of the word. At six three, three hundred pounds, he could smash home runs with ease and bash in heads as he pleased. So how did this man go from a traditional Christian upbringing to a years-long detour into the world of nightclubs, drug dealers, celebrities, undercover government intrigue, and crime?
In From Nightlife to Eternal Life, author and biographer Jim Henninger introduces you to the real-life character of Bitt Thrower, a man who never stopped believing in God but who tried his best to ignore him. Yet after trying to turn his life around time after time but always failing, Bitt would finally find his way back to his Savior in the bleakest of environmentsa federal prison.
Bitts story illustrates that no one is ever too far away from a loving Lord to return to his waiting arms. Although Bitt would seemingly lose everything he had battled to secure his whole life, he would in the end find what truly mattereda relationship with God and the salvation and redemption that only Christ could provide.
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About the Author
Jim Henninger works as a field representative in the insurance industry, and he lives with his blind dog and with his second wife, Dyan, in Cumming, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. He has two adult children, Jamie and Evan, and one granddaughter, Charley. His previous work, Recording a Kill, was a fast-action, fictional thriller about a man falsely accused of murder. But From Nightlife to Eternal Life outlines the true story of a man who had the world in his grasp but came to the conclusion that he had nothing meaningful or of value without the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Reviewed by Alexandra J. Savage for Readers' Favorite Written from the perspective of author Jim Henninger, From Nightlife to Eternal Life is a biography of the life of Bitt Thrower. Bitt Thrower was a Christian all his adult life. He was a father, baseball player, and night club owner. Bitt lived in a whirlwind of sin and redemption. His story is that of God's grace and mercy; a good example of how God can transform any person's life through Jesus Christ. You will enjoy the author's intricate descriptions of each person and place that Bitt encounters. This biography is sad and heartfelt, but also encouraging and empowering. Believers and sinners alike will enjoy Bitt's story that offers grace. This biography displays Bitt's incredible faith. Despite adversity and despair, Bitt makes a choice that will change his life forever. He will never be the same; all because of Jesus. Based on a sad story of truth, From Nightlife to Eternal Life is a book that moves the heart and soul. Bitt Thrower's life story is one of hope. It is a real story that exposes the power of Jesus. Jesus saves; He heals and restores. No matter who, what, when, or where, Jesus is able to forgive and restore any life that has strayed from God. Jesus cares for and loves each of His sheep, regardless of the sin or circumstances of one's past. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. I encourage you to pick up this book because of that reason. This redemption story does not disappoint.