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The Shot Caller: A Latino Gangbanger’s Miraculous Escape from a Life of Violence to a New Life in Christ

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“This is a story of a tough young man who lost his way, and of a loving God who never forgot him, no matter where he was.” — Nicky Cruz, bestselling author of Run Baby Run

 

The son of El Salvadorian immigrants, Casey Diaz was brought to Los Angeles at the age of two. An abusive, impoverished family life propelled Casey at only eleven years of age into the Rockwood Street
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Thomas Nelson
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Jody
The Shot Caller by Casey Diaz and Mike Yorkey is an honest look into Casey's gang life. It is not a book for the squeamish at all. This book, in my opinion, needs to be in all prison libraries across the whole world. This a wonderful story of God at work in this man’s life. I really enjoyed reading how Jesus lives in Casey’s heart and life. Casey offers his services in the back of the book to speak in churches, schools, and prisons. I believe this is a wonderful way for this man to spread God’s ...more
R Fontaine
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A jarring biography tearing at opposite ends of emotion: from revulsion to revelation it is a tough book to recommend, but,ultimately, worthwhile.
The author, Casey Diaz, delivers not one, but four lives in his autobiography: abused child, vicious gang banger, convicted murderer, and Jesus converted believer. All have difficult episodes,but
all are what made him the leader he became.
In short his religious awakening made him follow the ultimate ‘shot caller’ and convinced others as
well to create a
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Cassandra
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy.

When you feel like you have no more options and you find God. It can be the best and most blessed time and it can save you from the darkest hours of life. Most people hit complete rock bottom before getting into religion and some are born into it. Following this telling and open story gives a new avenue for prisoners or people who are hurting a better option and bigger path.
Thomas Downes
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full of hope

Reading Casey’s story is a glimpse into the heart of God. Who would want a violent savage gang member, with years of hate, hurting people, and self destruction? Jesus would! And Jesus is still using ordinary people to do extraordinary things!
Debbie
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Finding God changed many lives

Casey's willingness to share his story and turn his life around by the grace and mercy of God. Compelling truth about a life saved by God, prayed for by others
Debbie
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best testimony ever!

Casey's conversion testimony is amazing. He is proof that God meets us where we are and loves us no matter what we've done! God never gives up on us!
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"The Shot Caller " is a nonfiction Christian book by Casey Diaz. This book is a moving and shows how Jesus can change hardened and toughen people. Casey is the son of immigrants from El Salvador. His Dad was very abusive to his Mother. He grew up watching and being toughened up by the abusive behavior of his Dad. At the age of 11 years old Casey became a member of a gang called Rockwood Street Locos. He was doing these crimes: home invasions, car jackings, stabbings with rivals. He was arrested ...more
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