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Shifting Shadows: How a New York Drug Lord Found Freedom in the Last Place He Expected

Shifting Shadows: How a New York Drug Lord Found Freedom in the Last Place He Expected


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Herman Mendoza built his kingdom in Queens, New York. He made a fortune selling cocaine with his brothers up and down the Eastern Seaboard. He had apartments around the city for his mistresses and a home in the Poconos for his beautiful nuclear family. But when he and his brothers were busted in a large-scale crackdown, his kingdom crumbled. Ready to kill himself rather than live behind bars, Herman instead came face-to-face with the all-consuming love of God. He would never be the same.

Today, Herman shares his story at every opportunity, knowing that it may play a part in someone else's journey into a relationship with Jesus. An engaging and fast-paced read, Shifting Shadows offers hope to those in despair, and shows all of us the lengths to which God will go to bring a troubled soul home. Also available in Spanish as Sombras cambiantes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764236167
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 684,807
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Herman Mendoza speaks nationally and internationally more than 100 times a year on college campuses, in churches, at Christian conferences, and in prisons—with his ministry spanning four continents. He is an associate pastor at Promise Ministries International and is the director of Powerhouse Kids Ministry in New York City. Mendoza lives on Long Island in New York with his wife, Alexandra. Their three children, Samantha, Adam, and Penelope, share in their ministry. Learn more at www.hermanmendoza.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Wess Stafford 11

A Note from Herman 13

Prologue 15

1 The Corona Boys 17

2 A Bite of the Apple 20

3 Renegade Demons 27

4 A Change of Scene 37

5 Old Habits Die Hard 45

6 Back in the Big Apple 51

7 Four Funerals and a Brush-Off 53

8 Mr. GQ 56

9 A Real Bad Apple 62

10 Can't Smile without You 65

11 A Home of Our Own 70

12 Baby, Oh Baby 73

13 A Slippery Slope 79

14 Cocaine and Crime 82

15 Rollin' in It 85

16 The Poconos 89

17 The Mistress 93

18 No Way, Not Me 96

19 505 103

20 Busted 106

21 Deal 111

22 Sent to Prison 114

23 Shock 116

24 Six-Month Promise 122

25 A Dog Returns to Its Vomit 126

26 Minding My Own Beeswax 129

27 The Takedown 134

28 Busted Again 138

29 On the Run 144

30 The Trophy 150

31 Born Again 157

32 5-North 169

33 Pastors in Chains 173

34 All In 178

35 Alexandra Pays a Visit 182

36 Moving On 188

37 Allenwood 193

38 A Test of Faith 200

39 No Turning Back 204

40 Freshman Year 208

41 Missions 213

42 A New Direction 220

43 Promise Ministries International 224

44 Going Global 228

45 The Shadow of Death 231

46 Mami Goes Home 233

47 The Present 241

Acknowledgments 245

About the Author 249

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