Joey Lawson’s story is a gritty and brutally raw retelling of a mother’s

betrayal and the collapse of support leading to a boy’s life-or-death

descent into crime, addiction, stick-ups, and a first-rate prison education.


Surprisingly, it is also a love story, as Joey begins to understand the

meaning of love, family, and faith. He tries to build a life of recovery, but

he slips further into the abyss, realizing that society is much less

forgiving than God! Joey cautions, “This is not a success story but a

story in progress! The last chapter has yet to be written!”

The book’s end, however, may just restore your faith in human nature

and the possibilities of redemption.

There I Was... Here I Am


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