The Shot Caller by Casey Diaz audiobook

The Shot Caller: A Latino Gangbanger's Miraculous Escape from a Life of Violence to a New Life in Christ

By Casey Diaz , with Mike Yorkey
Foreword by Nicky Cruz
Read by Bob Borquez

Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio, Thomas Nelson

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721347087

  • ISBN: 9781721347087

Runtime: 6.04 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“This is a story of a tough young man who lost his way, and of a loving God who never forgot him, no matter where he was.” — Nicky Cruz, bestselling author of Run Baby Run

The son of El Salvadorian immigrants, Casey Diaz was brought to Los Angeles at the age of two. An abusive, impoverished family life propelled Casey at only eleven years of age into the Rockwood Street Locos gang. Casey was willing to do anything to be number one, but years of chasing rival gang members led to a dramatic ambush and arrest by the LAPD.

At just sixteen, Casey was sentenced to more than twelve years in solitary confinement in California’s toughest prison as one of the state’s most violent offenders. He thought his life was over.

Yet, when a determined elderly woman paid Casey a visit, a whole new world of possibilities began to unfold. Casey scoffed as she quietly insisted God was going to use him. As the days in solitary wore on, Casey realized Someone else was calling the shots. What happened next can only be described as a miracle.

Perfect for:

  • People who believe they’re too far gone
  • Parents who want to keep their kids out of gangs – what are the warning signs
  • Social workers who interact with at-risk youth
  • Those looking for a gritty, informed perspective on LA street gangs and gang culture

A visceral insider’s look at the violent world of gangs and prison life, The Shot Caller is a remarkable demonstration of God’s reckless, unending grace and His desire to reach even the worst of sinners—no matter where they are.

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Author Bio: Casey Diaz

Author Bio: Casey Diaz

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Author Bio: Mike Yorkey

Author Bio: Mike Yorkey

Mike Yorkey grew up in La Jolla, California, believing he would be a sportswriter. After writing for the La Jolla Light and the Oregon Daily Emerald, he took a detour to Switzerland where he skied, butchered the French language, and taught tennis lessons for over a year. Once back in the states, Yorkey took several reporting jobs that eventually led to writing projects of all kinds and has since collaborated on more than 75 books.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English