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Sunday, December 9, 2007
- Tuesday, December 11, 7 pm, at the Highland County Public Library in Monterey, Virginia.
- Saturday, December 15, 1-3 pm, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Friday, November 2, 2007
The quality of the printing of the book itself--photos, text and cover--is top notch. My hat is off to Believe Books--and when you see the front cover you will know that hat is a fedora!
You can order your copy today from Amazon, Believe Books, CBD or your favorite bookstore. If you would like a signed copy send a $20 check to:
Will Vaus Ministries
P. O. Box 581
Monterey VA 24465
and be sure to write "Gangster Book" in the memo!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Jim Vaus’ story of crime and salvation is a glorious testimony to the redemptive power of Christ. As told by his son Will, Jim’s journey from rebellious youth to wiretapper to servant of God seems a drama straight from a Hollywood script. Jim Vaus left a legacy of service to his Lord and love for his family that is both compelling and inspiring.
Luis Palau, President
Luis Palau Evangelistic Association
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Christian Book Distributor
Faith Works Online
Here is a brief description of the book from one of the online booksellers:
One of the most fascinating conversion stories of the 20th century, My Father Was a Gangster tells the dramatic life story of Jim Vaus, the former associate of crime syndicate boss Mickey Cohen. Rarely, if ever, has there been another story of a gangster who turned so radically from a life of organized crime to a life focused on leading others to Christ. In this book, son Will Vaus tells the inside story of his father’s nefarious life in the syndicate and describes how close his father came to being caught for devising a scheme that was later said to have been the inspiration for the movie, The Sting. Just before carrying out his plan, Jim Vaus was persuaded to drop into the famous Billy Graham tent meetings taking place in Los Angeles in 1949, and almost against his own will, found himself compelled to “walk the sawdust trail” to the front of the gathering and along with hundreds of others, give his life to Christ. The author then describes the dramatic transformation that took place in his father’s life as he makes amends for his many wrongs and sets his course on a new life that is honoring to God and that brings many others into the Kingdom. This story has been recounted in Time Magazine, Life Magazine and Reader’s Digest and was chronicled in a motion picture, The Wiretapper. Now it is told from a son’s perspective, a son who watched his father go on to live an exemplary life, dedicated to saving others from falling victim to the life of crime that had sought to destroy him.
Release date: November 10, 2007
Interestingly enough, the release date of November 10 was a very important date in my father's life. But you will have to wait for the book to learn more about that . . .