Don Heron knew about God as a child, but now he is trying to drive everything he's learned from his mind. He doesn't need God or the crutch of religion. He is going to make it on his own. From a career in industrial espionage to the rush of a life of crime, Don's every move seems to widen the distance between himself and God.
When the swirl of auto theft, easy money, drinking and strip bars comes to an abrupt halt with his arrest, Don begins to face the hole he is in and look for the hope he will need to recover his misspent life. In doing this, he comes to truly know the power of God's forgiveness and the joy of a changed life. Don's life in the fast lane is transformed by a radical U-turn in his thinking. But Don must still face his past...a criminal trial, followed by a sentence at Montreal's notorious Bordeaux Prison. And here life is so intense, every day seems to equal a month on the outside.
If you like to read stories about how God changes people, then the story of Don Heron will most definitely appeal. Living life fast and hard, full of risks and who gives a rip about the potential consequences, until God brought it all to a screeching halt with an arrest. God intervened in his life and for the next two years he changes his life, learned what it means to be a Christian. His story provides the occasional flashback to his childhood .. the good, the bad.
He eventually is sentenced to prison. It was a difficult time for him... I liked this line when he talked with his gramma "You are supposed to be there. I know that. God has a very important mission. Don't miss it. You pray there and I'll pray here." Isn't that just a neat line? Even with things being difficult, being aware that God has a mission in the midst of it. It would be good if we remembered that more often eh? :)
It's a book worth reading. Good story, shows God in action