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One Step Beyond: One Man's Journey from Near Death to New Life [Kindle Edition]

Gram Seed , Nicky Gumbel
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

One Step Beyond tells the amazing story of Gram Seed, whose life of crime and addiction was miraculously transformed by prayer. As we read of the depths to which Gram sank, written off as a lost cause, we are reminded of God’s infinite love and forgiveness, His desire and ability to change lives, and the power of prayer.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 710 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Publisher: CWR (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077RJ9TC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #357,305 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The leopard CAN change its spots 17 Mar. 2010
This book grabbed me. Shoplifting and hooliganism, fraud, violence, alcoholism and homelessness, prison and near death. I could feel this guy's pain as well as the pain he caused. It's vivid - I could see and hear some of the terrible things he got into. Almost smell them. Then something happened which turned him inside out. It was a God thing. The leopard changed its spots.

Two things impressed me. The honesty with which the book is written - I wouldn't have wanted to admit to some of the stuff Gram did - and the comments at the end of the book by people who knew him and could say, 'This guy's for real'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite remarkable 17 Mar. 2010
I'd heard about this book and how every one was reading it so quickly- one week-three days etc, so I read it , took me three days- amazing story and well worth the read. I passed it on to someone who read it the same day!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read 17 April 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, I also purchased two more as Christmas gifts, I can recommend it to anyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sincere and uplifting 14 July 2014
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This is not a book of my natural choice. I was lent the book and don't mind going out of my box from time to time. This is a book that puts up no pretence. The author speaks directly, sincerely and honestly about his life. It was about a boy who was lost from day one, got on the wrong side of the law very quickly, was helpless in changing his self-destructive path, ended up a homeless drunkard, and almost died of his alcoholism and other abuses; while he was in a coma on life support, when all hopes of his coming round were lost, by the power of prayer, he was "resurrected" and subsequently recovered. He has been chosen and Christ has saved him in every sense of the word. He became a new person, literally born-again, and his heart was filled to its brim for others like him. He did not waste any time to reach out to the lost just like him, and has worked tirelessly towards this cause eventually through the charity he set up after ten years being a Christian.

The book is 175 pages long, and the account moves with some speed considering that it covers 32 years of living before the author met Jesus. A sentence may read that he spent 18 months in jail - it takes less a second to read but it represents 18 months of Gram's life behind bars in his real life. Even we have his life condensed so much for us, there is still no escape of the fact that there were repeated disappointments - he letting himself and all his loved ones down. Time and time again, he said to himself and family that he was going to change, find a job, turning away from his old way. These only turned out to be hollow promises if not lies. In the end, he was on his own as his grandparents died in their fifties and his mother finally disowned him. He could not blame her. His life was full of rejection and abandonment from young.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 26 Jun. 2014
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Great book, plainly written, down to earth and much of the book is taken up with describing his previous life before he became a Christian. An enjoyable read that I feel I could give to people without a faith.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing but true 19 Dec. 2013
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This is an impressive story of God's practical grace at work to turn a wasted life around and through it to change the lives of others for the better. Brilliant and challenging, especially as regards the faithful Christians who took a risk and reached out to Gram at his most desperate point. Would the rest of us do the same?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly touching and amazing read 23 May 2013
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I cannot believe that I could be so affected by reading a book. I was in tears, words can hardly describe the power of this book. This is a must read. I want to know Jesus and become a better person. I believe that this man will turn 1000's of people to Christ if not more. Thank you so much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a wonderful man 9 May 2013
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What an absolutley wonderful book, This man haqs worked so hard to get where he is today, I admire his fight for life and what he has since done for others, To encourage them tyo get off the drink and the drugs, His book at times bought me clse to tears, good luck to him, I once had to fight for my life but in a different way, So I appreiate how hard it is to get back to normallity Ann bryan
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