Thugs in the Kingdom of Heaven by Ralph Eugene TuckerThugs in the Kingdom of Heaven by Ralph Eugene Tucker

Thugs in the Kingdom of Heaven

byRalph Eugene Tucker

Paperback | January 14, 2016

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Every day, somewhere in this world on at least six continents, thousands of sons and daughters are drawn into gang life and/or thug activity. Recruited as early as seven and eight years old, their growth exceeds that of church growth and school enrollment in some places. Feeling compelled for their own safety and the safety of their families, they succumb to the lure and pressure of gang life. Our society has failed to protect children in these areas of rapid gang growth, and very few advocates can be found for them. So mothers weep openly, often over the graves of their children, and fathers weep stoically behind dry tears, and often behind prison bars. Governments respond with vengeance and heartless dismay, twisting a tourniquet to stop the bleeding, using cruel tools of healing that seem to carry a virus with pandemic potential. Is there no cure for this malady? Are there no superheroes to rescue us from ourselves? Has God left the planet to self-destruct? Or is God coming to our rescue?   In Thugs in the Kingdom of Heaven, Ralph Tucker suggests that God is calling for thugs all over the world to become the superheroes chosen in this time to help restore balance to the planet and usher in a new era in the Kingdom of God.

Ralph Eugene Tucker holds a B.A. in sociology from Cleveland State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Mr. Tucker served as the director of the Travelers Aid Program at Newark Liberty International Airport for 17 years. In recent years, he worked as a middle and high school special education teac...
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Title:Thugs in the Kingdom of HeavenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:January 14, 2016Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944680381

ISBN - 13:9781944680381

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Table of Contents

Preface IXChapter One Thug Life 1Chapter Two Enter the Conversation 11Chapter Three Facing Ghosts 27Chapter Four Tight Places/Mean Faces 37Chapter Five Model of a Man 45Chapter Six Behind the Mask 55Chapter Seven A New Conviction 61Chapter Eight Self-Rule 77Chapter Nine Calling Moms and Dads 91Chapter Ten Calling Thugs and Saints 101