Paul Cowley recounts his remarkable transformation after an encounter with God at the age of thirty-eight.
Revealing the tempestuous years before his conversion – his spell in Risley Remand Centre at seventeen, his almost seventeen years in the British Army and his time as a Gym Manager for Mark Birley’s Club in Mayfair with its prestigious clientele – Paul’s story is a inspirational account of one man’s complete transformation.
In the second half of his account, Paul tells the powerful transformative effect of his conversion and his subsequent ordination at St Pauls Cathedral in 2002. He also shares how he pioneered both Alpha Prisons and Alpha Forces, two international ministries which under his directive have flourished globally. And how in 2015 Paul was awarded an MBE for the charity which he founded: Caring for Ex-Offenders.
In this book, Paul gives reflective and often comic insight into his human nature: how he sees his mistakes and how he is able to learn from them. It will inspire others – particularly men and women who are incarcerated in jails worldwide – to have hope in something beyond themselves.