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Held Hostage: A Serial Bank Robber's Road to Redemption (edition 2009)

by Ken Cooper

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Title:Held Hostage: A Serial Bank Robber's Road to Redemption
Authors:Ken Cooper
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This book is by the actual convict and to hear is journey to Christ makes u want to go and get in church immediately. It is a wonderfully written book and captivating read! ( )
  Bettyb30 | Jun 24, 2013 |
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Interesting book. ( )
  mynameisrush | Dec 12, 2012 |
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Great book, wonderful story of a criminal turning his life around and deciding to make a difference.
The pacing of the story moves along and doesn't get too hung up in any part. It is a great 'feel good' book, and reminds you that anyone can make a change if they want to.
  Mom2Two | Aug 23, 2012 |
This is the story of Ken Cooper, a man who lead a double life as a family man and a bank robber. Ken didn't rob banks because he was hard up for money, but rather because of the adrenaline rush he got from being reckless. During his last robbery, Ken was shot by a police officer and was sent to jail. Later he was sentenced to 99 years in prison. During his time at "The Rock" in a Florida State correctional institution, Ken found God and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. This is the story of his transformation from non-believer to evangelist.

If you are looking for a story that shows an in-depth inside look at how a bank robber does his job, with a blow-by-blow narration of each crime he committed, then you have come to the wrong place. There is a brief description of some of his crimes in the early chapters, but it doesn't encompass the entire book. If on the other hand you are interested in seeing another person’s transformation and redemption into God's loving embrace, then you will enjoy this book. ( )
  Ti99er | Jan 14, 2010 |
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Not nearly as interesting once I got into the book as the back cover was. Semi-compelling story, but came off as kind of pithy, and felt embellished at times.... ( )
  brandydaniels | Sep 10, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0800794567, Paperback)

While Ken Cooper lived with his wife and two children and worked as publicity director for a Christian college, he was leading a double life--as a felon.

With a vivid, you-are-there style, this former gentleman bank robber takes readers on a journey through years of armed robberies, the dramatic shooting that ended his career, the horrors of prison, and a soul ultimately finding peace. Without fear or embellishment, Cooper openly shares the darkest moments in his life. Yet in these moments he finally meets God and ends up becoming a bright light in a horrendous prison system. From adrenaline-pumping true-life crime to an experience of God's gentle love, readers won't be able to put down this gripping memoir of transformation and God's grace.

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