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THE HOODLUM PREACHER
From prison to the pulpit, this con artist-turned church preacher went from standing in a police lineup to standing alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson. Rev. Burton Barr Jr. details a life of crime and redemption, as a former drug addict/dealer now helps troubled youth and young prisoners avert a wasted life, providing evidence of just how much the presence of God can change a man, and save his life.

Over a 22-year period, stemming from age 20 until his early 40's, Rev. Burton Barr, Jr. was a lost soul. Arrested over 30 times - and wanted by the police in over a half-dozen jurisdictions -- Barr had done everything possible to ruin his life. He survived being addicted to trees, reds, heroin, acid, cocaine, and alcohol. He was a drug dealer, and has been shot and even stabbed. It's not the life you would expect from someone who was ordained a preacher at the age of 17.

Rev. Barr may have lived his life in a fog, but he recounts the ugly details of his crime spree and his amazing redemption in this moving autobiography,
The Hoodlum Preacher.