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David Berkowitz

Author of  Son of Hope

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David Berkowitz's Bio:

David Berkowitz. The mere mention of this name still sends shock waves through the public's imagination. From late 1975 through 1977, over a thirteen-month period, David Berkowitz went on a killing spree in the New York metropolitan area that left six people dead and seven wounded. Dubbed the "Son of Sam" killer, Berkowitz was finally captured. He confessed to his crimes and was sentenced in 1978 to 365 consecutive years in prison.

David has now been incarcerated since 1978. His first years in prison were filled with turmoil as he went from one prison mental health ward to another, still driven by demonic spirits. But something significant happened ten years into his prison sentence. A fellow inmate began to share the love, hope and forgiveness of Jesus Christ with David. At first David mocked him, because he did not think that God would ever forgive him for the crimes that he had committed. But little by little, as the inmate persisted and shared what Christ had done for him, David began to listen:

"He kept reminding me that no matter what a person did, Christ stood ready to forgive if that individual would be willing to turn from the bad things he was doing and would put his full faith and trust in Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross: dying for our sins. He gave me a Gideon Pocket Testament and asked me to read the Psalms. I did. Every night I would read from them. It was at this time the Lord was quietly melting my stone-cold heart."

Eventually, David Berkowitz accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and has been walking as a Christian for more than 16 years now. "Son of Sam" was transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ into "Son of Hope." His prison journals offer irrefutable evidence, for all who are willing to read and examine them, that God has indeed done something miraculous in this man's life, and it is marvelous to behold.

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