Book Review–“Shifting Shadows” by Herman Mendoza
Well, I do have to say I think this is the first book I have ever read so fast! It took me only 2 days from start to finish. I literally could not stop reading as this book was so captivating.
When I got this book I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It’s not the type of book I am normally drawn to read lately, but being that I have always loved reading testimonies of how God changed people’s lives, I thought I would probably enjoy reading it. Enjoy is not quite the word I would use to describe how I felt once I began reading, totally captivated would be more like it!
This book is the life story of Herman Mendoza, a boy from a poor family in Queens, NY who became a wealthy drug lord. For awhile he had everything he had ever dreamed of and more, yet it didn’t make him happy.
In fact, when he lost everything and was sitting in prison he said: “I had tried everything that was supposed to make me happy. I had more money and women than I could handle. I had nice cars. I went to all the best parties. I had a beautiful wife, three gorgeous kids and a nice house in the Poconos. But I wasn’t happy…..”
Herman found the One who could bring him happiness and a joy he’d never known and in this book he tells how coming to believe in Jesus Christ and being born again radically changed his life forever. He shares many miracles he experienced and how the his prayers and others prayers were wonderfully answered time after time.
I love reading books with good endings and this one surely has a great ending because with God writing the story it could not end anyway other than good.
Herman is living proof of how Jesus Christ can come into a person’s life and totally change them inside out, no matter who they are or what they have done.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a very inspiring book filled with miraculous testimonies, but I especially recommend it to anyone who is feeling they have no hope for a future, or thinks they are beyond help. This book will show you that God loves you and wants to have a close personal relationship with you. He wants to come into your life and change it for good, to give you a hope and future, one that is good and beyond anything you could possibly imagine.
I was given this book free by Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.