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Life Change

Mark Elsdon-Dew

16 men tell their extraordinary stories

16 men tell their extraordinary stories in a book for anyone interested in whether God is there and what he can do.

Is it possible for a life to change?

From a violent inmate in one of Britain's most dangerous jails to a successful businessman who lost everything, the compelling stories of sixteen men whose lives were radically transformed by an encounter with God are told in this volume.

Overcoming years of crime, addiction and extreme violence, these men have seen their lives transformed in remarkable ways. Each story, told in their own compelling words, is a gripping account of how God breaks into people's lives – no matter the circumstances.


  • The Strip-cell Prisoner – the story of Shane Taylor
  • ‘The Walrus of Arsenal’ – the story of Simon Pinchbeck
  • The Rugby Player – the story of Ugo Monye
  • The Actor – the story of Jamie Hinde
  • The Biker – the story of Pete Dobbs
  • The Expedition Member – the story of Nigel Thompson
  • The Thief – the story of Dave Taylor
  • The Musician – the story of Simon Dixon
  • The Security Guard – the story of Billy Gilvear
  • The Armed Robber – the story of Damian McGuinness
  • The Deportee – the story of David Joseph
  • The Slave Trader – the story of Dave Blackeney
  • The Angry Man – the story of Briain Arblaster
  • The Scaffolder – the story of Gary Flynn
  • The Inmate – the story of Michael Emmett
  • The Atlantic Rower – the story of Mark Strubbs

Mark Elsdon-Dew was on the editorial staff of the Sunday Express for ten years, as news reporter, deputy news editor and foreign editor. He is now Communications Director of Alpha International.

This edition was published in October 2019 and is also available as an ebook.

Product details:

  • Author: Mark Elsdon-Dew
  • English Paperback
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • Published: October 2019
  • Weight: 200g
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Thickness: 20 mm
  • Height: 198 mm
  • Width: 129 mm
  • ISBN: 9781473694231
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RRP: £10.99

About the author

Mark Elsdon-Dew is a former Foreign Editor of the Sunday Express newspaper. He is now Communications Director of Holy Trinity Brompton and Alpha International.