Against the Gates of Hell: A Crack House Exodus
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Against the Gates of Hell: A Crack House Exodus

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He had always looked down on those who partook and pedaled drugs which claimed the lives of many in the streets. Now Kerby Wilson finds himselfheld captiveby his own pride and going down a very desperate path of his own. Distraught over the death of his parents and,the murder of a fellow police officer, Kerby alienates those closest to him, pushing them away-his wife, brot...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published August 19th 2011 by Lift Every Voice
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Trinity Rose
Against the Gates of Hell by Mylow Young is a book about the inside and outside struggles of life, drugs of twins. It is about police officers and how you can so easily get off of the right track. It also is about not judging anyone when we don’t really know what is going on in their lives.
I really enjoyed this book. I’ve never read any books by Mylow Young before, but would gladly read any more of his.
Against the Gates of Hell showed me what it is like to be an addict, but also how people ma...more
Abby
Despite a promising plot, excellent arc and a dramatic climax, Against the Gates of Hell, by Mylow Young, fell short of my expectations. Flat characters, a heavy dose of “the hood” vernacular and poor editing detract from the book’s potential.

Against the Gates of Hell, is the story of estranged twins. Herby is a cop, his brother, Kerby, used to be. Nightmares and mood swings plague Herby as he struggles to deal with the loss of his partner, Jerry, during a drug bust. In response to a separate c...more
Sidne
Against the Gates of Hell is a novel that uses drug addiction as a metaphor for HELL. A living hell for twin brother, Kerby Wilson. Once a police officer, Kerby was fired from the job after he loss the ability to cope as a cop. His relationship with twin brother, Herby spiraled down hill too. His marriage ended and now Drugs had become his companion. The twin brothers were raised as Christian by their now deceased parents. Their father build and served as Pastor of a church that they both still...more
F.A.
AGAINST THE GATES OF HELL is definitely a must read!The reason why I say that,because the author will evoke emotions from you(the reader) when reading this book.Author Mylow Young introduces you to the main characters of the book Herby,and Kerby.Herby is a cop who strongly believes in his family,and the lord.He has a strong spritual wife who is his back bone when needed.On the other hand Kerby was a cop just like his twin,but fell through the cracks,and became a junkie. Author Mylow Young will t...more
Deborah
Herby and Kirby Wilson are twins that couldn't be more different. Raised by a God fearing preacher and wonderful mother, they both know exactly what God expects of them. Somewhere along the way, after their parents are killed, both men have strayed from the path they used to follow.

Kirby used to be a cop, but when something goes terribly wrong on a routine drug raid, he escapes to the criminal life that mirrors the people he used to put away. Lost, left by a wife that used to mean everything to...more
OOSA
Beating the Odds

Twins Herby and Kerby are identical in almost every way, except how they deal with loss. Herby dealt with the loss of their parents and partner with anger while Kerby turned to drugs.

The twins were both police officers. Both were married, Herby with kids and Kerby in a young marriage. Both were God fearing, having been raised in the church under the leadership of their late father. Dealing with the death of their parents was hard but when their friend and fellow officer was gunne...more
Maureen Timerman
This book took me a full two days to read, and at times is a little wordy, but the message is Supreme!
The story is about Kerby and Herby, identical twins, and their loving supportive family. Throughout the story there is a leaning, loving and supporting relationship with God.
Herby is a Police Officer, and Kerby, a former Cop, is for use of a better word...an Addict! There are times in the book that you wonder if he will ever break the Coke habit?? What a horrible drug, and the violence [be prepa...more
Sue
I won "Against the Gates of Hell: A Crack House Exodus" by Mylow Young through Goodreads First Win Giveaway.Herby and Kerby Wilson are identical twins.The same in more ways than just looking alike.They both have afflictions that keeps the once close brothers as far apart as possible.

Kerby is addicted to crack cocaine.He wants to stop using but there always something that pulls him back...crack.

Herby is afflicted by his angry unforgiving heart...unforgiven anger he thought he could live with.

T...more
Naomi
This is a novel about twin brothers Herby & Kerby who were both police officers until Kerby made a fatal mistake on the job & just couldn't handle life afterwards so he turned to crack cocaine & got hooked. Basically the story revolves around faith in God & how strong that faith can be even after being 'lost' for so long.
I wasn't gripped by this book until about half way through & then i couldn't put it down....which surprised me because i don't 'do' religion. I must say it's...more
Dawn
It is extremely rare for me not to finish a book, but I gave up on this one after 90 pages. It is just awful. The writing is terrible, there's not much of a plot, the characters are unlikable and the religion is crammed down the reader's throat. Every other word is God or Jesus. The point of view would change with barely a paragraph break. If it hadn't been sooo long (nearly 500 pages) I might have stuck with it. But as I tried to read it with a hurricane raging outside, I thought, life is too s...more
Demetra
Good story line but it took a long time to get there. Point of book, plain and simple...Man get hooks on drugs, losses everything (job, family, etc.)family stands by him and with the grace of God he is delivered from his addiction. By the way, he was a cop and his twin brother is one also, AND they end up finding the murdered of their parents. Pretty much a story of love, redemption, and salvation.With all of those virtues, nothing stands in the way.
Mary
I received this book through Goodreads and thoroughly appreciated receiving and reading it. It was eye-opening to me, who has lived a fairly sheltered and safe life in comparison to Kerby, to whom the drug world and the streets are painfully familiar. His journey from the depths of despair to renewed faith and repaired family life makes a fascinating read. I would certainly recommend this book, it likely will renew the reader's faith as well.
Val
Anytime you have a secular book that acknowledges God and His redemptive grace you've got me hooked. The story was a little slow at times but very much worth the read (I actually read it in 2 days because I was anxious to place my very first review on goodreads). I highly recommend this book.
Jenna
Reviews here are really good; maybe I should give it another try.
So far I just can't get into it at all.
Bobbi
Gave me a new insight on individuals that are hooked on cocaine.
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This book is FREE on Amazon.com, I can't wait 2 read it.
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