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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 September 1st 2011 by Lift Every Voice (first published August 19th 2011)
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Trinity Rose
Oct 26, 2011 Trinity Rose rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 03, 2014 Abby rated it liked it
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
Jun 04, 2012 Sidne rated it liked it
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
Douglas Lord
Aug 27, 2015 Douglas Lord rated it really liked it
When an author who has passionate faith in Christ but isn’t so big on style or grammar writes a book, it turns into this, a twisted sort of novel that could fit into LJ‘s “The Word on Street Lit” column. Long on internal and intra-character dialog about God but short on action, this story follows the lives of estranged twin brothers, one a crack addict trying to break his dependence and the other a family man and cop. Thick, forced dialect has been recorded and transcribed verbatim from libraria ...more
Jul 24, 2013 Deborah rated it it was amazing
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
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
Oct 23, 2011 Sue rated it really liked it
Shelves: spiritual
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.

Maureen Timerman
May 19, 2012 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
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 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
Oct 16, 2011 OOSA rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 25, 2011 Naomi rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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
Teah Mist
Sep 27, 2015 Teah Mist rated it liked it
So this book arrives to me by mail. I crack open the book and the first thing that hits me is that this book does not have a table of contents, how odd is that? I liked how the book kept switching perspectives between Junior and Kerby it offered two different view points. Which really helped me to understand both Junior and Kerby's state of mind and their decisions. Between the two brothers I did not have a favorite I felt they were both responsible for the way their relationship was. Instead I ...more
Oct 30, 2012 Dawn rated it did not like it
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
Sep 10, 2011 Demetra rated it liked it
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.
Nov 19, 2011 Mary rated it it was amazing
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.
Margaret Tidwell
Sep 19, 2014 Margaret Tidwell rated it liked it
Against The Gates Of Hell by Mylow Young was a good book it just wasn’t the book for me. The author did a great job writing this book but it just wasn’t the right fit for me. I got confused and lost a lot of the time because of the slang that was used in the book. I grew up so far removed from the world that is described in this book that I just couldn’t get into this book. I know that most people would like this book but it just wasn’t right for me.
Reviews here are really good; maybe I should give it another try.
So far I just can't get into it at all.
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Inspirational & Different! I Loved It!
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