Adopted by a Christian family, Alexander suffered terribly when his parents divorced, and struggled through military service as a young man during the Vietnam War. Embracing the horrors of a biker's life, he became everything he hated. You will love him and loathe him riding shotgun through Hell and back, watching him claw his way up from the lowest of lows. Seizing the brass ring of power, you'll endure his despair as he is blindsided by the agonizing emptiness awaiting him at the top.
And just when it seemed hope was lost, Robert Alexander discovered the truth that even the deepest wounds can be healed when a man experiences God's amazing grace and mercy.
Judge Robert E. Alexander is retired from the NYS Department of Correctional Services where he has served in a number of capacities. Additionally, he has taught for over 25 years as an Adjunct Faculty member at two prestigious colleges, serving on numerous civic organizations. Presently Judge Alexander presides over the Village of Corfu and Town of Pembroke Courts.
Featured on radio, television, in documentaries, and magazine articles, he is the founder and Director of Men of the Harvest Ministries, a Christian charity providing appliances, food, and low cost vehicles for those in need.
While holding several academic degrees, Judge Alexander is also an Ordained Minister who travels across the United States and Canada sharing the life changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
He and his wife, Gerry Ellen, have been married for 36 years, and have six children and 12 grandchildren.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Should have "sleep wrecker" stamped on the cover. Half Heaven Half Heartache is truly a trip through Hell and back. Judge Robert Alexanders life can only be described as amazingly unique.You will not be able to put this book down, you will be so hooked. You will roar with laughter, ball your eyes out, cry for him, hate him, and finally just be blown away by amazing grace and mercy. From adoption to the misery of broken homes,the Vietnam War, a bikers life, hippie movement, to drug and alcohol abuse, the pain and rage of his tormented soul, described in unabashed honesty, Alexanders life will keep you spell bound. You will experience him claw from the ash heap society to grip the brass ring of power, prestige and success only to be devastated by the truth, that his life was emptier at the pinnacle of success than it was at the bottom. You will be amazed by his experiences with David Berkowitz the " Son of Sam" murder and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. And just about when you think there couldn't be any more drama, the amazing conclusion which only can be experienced, not described,will blow you away.One of the most gripping books I have ever read!