Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book Review: GRACE FROM THE FALL by Mike Mabe

Mike Mabe is a young man ready to graduate from high school, but ends up in prison instead. Angry and confused, he wants a better life. 

Given a sentence of over a year, he must learn how to cope with prison while discovering that better life. With the aid of his family and some unlikely relationships, he begins to find that better life. 

Based on a true story, Mike fights the daily inward and outward battles to avoid prison becoming a permanent part of his future.

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Michael Mabe is no stranger to adversity. As a young man recently graduated from high school, he was arrested for crimes he committed in his youth. While his friends were making plans to attend college, he was sent to prison for a year and a half.

Thirteen years later, Michael has completely changed the direction of his life. He is married, has three kids, graduated from college with a 3.7 GPA, and has experienced success as a professional. Change did not come without significant challenges.

The author of the biographical fiction, entitled ‘Grace From The Fall,’ Michael encourages people to be something better than the day before.

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This book provided great insight into a young mind who was raised in an active Latter-day Saint home and taught right from wrong, but chose a different path. He soon found his fantasies took him into deeper trouble than he realized, with friends who turned on him to save themselves. His situation went from bad to worse as he entered the juvenile rehabilitation system. Mike found opportunities for his better side to come out to help others. At the same time he battled within himself regarding whether he wanted to change, or if he really could change. This was a story about family who did not lose their faith, and did not give up on a wayward child.

Told in the first person, the dialect was a little difficult to get used to at first. However, even more than for Mike’s character, but for the others he interacted with while going through this experience, the dialect added to the setting and made the characters real. The pacing of the story was good. The story held my interest. It was a story of hope. I definitely can recommend it.

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