Have you ever been at the end of your rope?
Have you ever felt the bottom fall out of your life?
Have you ever felt completely and utterly hopeless?
Have you ever felt rejected by this world–sometimes even by the very people who are supposed to love you?
Have you ever done something so horrible that the biggest punishment there seems to be is simply having to live with the knowledge that you did it?
Have you ever wondered what’s the point of this confusing and often painful life?
If you answered yes to any of these, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. So did Louis Dooley. This is his story. It will resonate with you, make you uncomfortable, shock you, make you laugh and cry, but in the end it will give you hope.
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-290-8
Full Case = 88
Table of Contents
Part 1 – Faith
1. Death Comes in a Paper Box 13
2. The Red Balloon 19
3. When It All Comes Crashing Down 29
4. Game Over 39
Part 2 – Hope
5. Reboot 47
6. Slick-Legged 59
7. Dirty Urine 65
8. For Whom the Bell Tolls 71
9. Growing in Concrete 79
10. The Seed 93
11. The Invisible Power of Prey 99
12. Big D 107
13. Julie 113
14. News of a Lifetime 119
15. 888 Days to Freedom 123
Part 3 – Love
18. Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire 131
19. Going Back to Prison Set Me Free 141
About the Author & Co-Writer
Louis Dooley was a young man who found himself imprisoned with a life sentence for theft and attempted murder. Through a miraculous turn of events, Louis received Jesus Christ in prison and recognized he had new life in Christ. Today, Louis is a free man providing pastoral counsel to current inmates, in hopes of the gospel setting them free.
Heidi Gruber O’Very is a writer and home educator who first met Louis while working as a VIC (Volunteer in Corrections) at Potosi Correctional Center where she helped with Bible studies as well as taught some creative writing courses. She continues to be a VIC, and has remained friends with Louis since his release. She lives with her husband, Dan, and their four children in St. Louis, Missouri.