Jesus Shines Through: A Lifelong Search Through Hippies, Communes, Rage, and Church Culture for the God Who Heals

Jesus Shines Through: A Lifelong Search Through Hippies, Communes, Rage, and Church Culture for the God Who Heals

by Phillip Cohen
Jesus Shines Through: A Lifelong Search Through Hippies, Communes, Rage, and Church Culture for the God Who Heals

Jesus Shines Through: A Lifelong Search Through Hippies, Communes, Rage, and Church Culture for the God Who Heals

by Phillip Cohen

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Overview

Alone … in the dimly lit cell … I’m pacing the perimeter, trying to outrun my own dark thoughts.

I’m only 13 years old. Is this my life and the first step toward dying in a gutter like Dad says I will? Will I be in and out of prison? I walk faster and faster….breaking into a run and then running until I’m exhausted. I unfold the blanket in my cell, spread it on the hard floor, and drop off to sleep.

Crushed by a violent, alcoholic father, and growing up in a world of street gangs, organized crime, and anti-Semitism. Phillip Cohen somehow navigates dangerous neighborhoods from Chicago to Atlanta and Miami. In his late teens and early twenties, his life has been thrust into a desperate existence, wandering homeless through hippie communes, pursuing hard drugs and strange religions, all in his search for healing and love.

Then, just as hope dawns, it fades and dies as Phillip discovers he’s trapped in the suffocating embrace of a heavy-handed ultraconservative Anabaptist church. Twenty-six years pass, and he escapes with his wife and 9 children. Desperately, he runs to mainstream Christianity but doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.

Best Selling Author Phillip Cohen brings you his memoir which delivers an unforgettable exploration of faith, identity, and the profound pursuit of purpose—a journey guided by the light of Jesus shining through it all. A journey that will leave you questioning your own beliefs and longing for the transformative power of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781954437982
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2023
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 483,561
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Phillip Cohen grew up in inner-city Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami before settling down in rural Tennessee with his wife after wandering around in three countries. He discovered a talent for woodworking and started Cohen Woodworking in 1982, which eventually gained multiple contracts with large clients such as Walmart. In 2017, Phillip was awarded the Small Business Person of the Year for Missouri and the company was featured in many news stories and media outlets for placing people ahead of profits. Phillip retired in 2021, and the business is now run by his sons, Ben and Nate. In 2020, Phillip started Healthy Leaders, an organization that helps struggling business owners build strong, cohesive leadership teams with God in the center. He currently resides near St. James, MO.
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