Sunday, February 21

Street God by Dimas Salaberrios with Dr. Angela Hunt

Growing up on the streets of New York, Dimas had one dream: to become a Street God, a rich and powerful drug lord. He started selling drugs at the age of eleven after seeing the drug bosses in fancy cars and flaunting their wealth. It wasn’t long before he learned the dangers and risk associated with the trade. By the age of sixteen he end up in the notorious Rikers Island prison. And that was only his first stint.

Through the course of his life he was introduced to Christianity, and then to church. I won’t go into the blow by blow, so as not to spoil it for you, but at times it was a tumultuous ride. Dimas writes honestly about his experience, and doesn’t try to sugarcoat anything. His story is a gripping one, especially knowing that it’s a true story.

At times the writing is slightly repetitive, but it intrigue of the story easily kept me engaged. For example, I’ve heard about the reputation that Rikers Island has. Reading Dimas’ tale gave insight into just how terrifying a place it can be for inmates. This story also shows the wondrous works that God  can do in someone’s life. It’s an inspiring story, and one that I hope more people are able to hear.

4/5 Stars

I received this book free from Tyndale. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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