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The Change Agent

How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World
Written by: Damon West
Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins

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Sentenced to 65 years in a Texas prison, Damon West once had it all. He came from a great family, in a home full of God, love, support, and opportunities to reach any goal. A natural born leader, an athlete with good looks and charm, he appeared to be the all-American kid pursuing his dreams.  

Underneath this facade, however, was an addict in the early stages of disease. After suffering childhood sexual abuse by a babysitter at the age of nine, Damon began putting chemicals into his body to alter the way he felt.  

Once he was introduced to methamphetamines, however, he became instantly hooked - and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made in order to feed his insatiable meth habit.  

After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption continues to inspire audiences today.

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  • Brian Bohl
  • 2020-03-08

Change my life

I love this books and I will recommend to all and I will listen to the coffee bean

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  • k.vano
  • 2020-02-23

Everyone can benefit from this book

An incredible story about triumph, faith, and hope. The events that occur in this compelling story proves that everything does in fact happen for a reason. Finding your faith is never easy, but once you learn to surrender to a higher power a whole new world of possibilities presents itself. With belief and faith this once troubled addict who turned to criminal acts to feed his habit shares an inspirational comeback story that everyone can learn from.

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  • Maggie Clark
  • 2020-02-08

Amazng Inspirational Story

Damon West has an amazing story to tell! He is such an inspiration! I had the honor to meet him at our National Conference recently.
You come away inspired to be a coffee bean.
Meeting him, listening to his story is life changing!

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  • Jacqueline K. Bogue
  • 2020-02-03

A must read!! Amazingly awesome book of inspiration and hope for so many others!

I couldn’t put this book down. Damon West is an amazingly talented and gifted man!
What a brilliant author — when he tells his story, the reader is right there beside him all the way.

What an enlightening story. What an amazing man!
He has such a way of telling his story that your eyes and heart are opened up to his world — a world and a life worth living and sharing with everyone. If this could happen to him—it could happen to anyone.

It was such a touching book throughout. It was so informative in all levels. Praise God for Damon West. His life, his story must be told. What a blessing he is and testament to what God can do, the doors he can open when we turn our lives over to him striving to be the best we can be.

When we use our dark times—challenging moments and see them as opportunities to grow and deepen our relationship, trust and belief in God, that is when God does his greatest work in us.

This is a book I will now recommend to everyone.

Thank you Damon West! You are a Godsend for so many people. Your start & way of telling it—and keeping it real touched me to my core.

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  • Susan
  • 2020-01-30

Almost....not quite

The message is defective. You can not change yourself. He mentions God(as you understand Him), but I don't sense that he really knows the God, who created him. I pray that he will!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-09

Awesome story

Great story on addiction, recovery, and redemption. Damon's story definitely is a great inspiration. Recommend!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Genie West
  • 2019-09-17

A journey of addiction and recovery that can only be described as a miracle ...

I have read/listened to this book five times and continue to marvel at the power of God ‘s mercy. Damon West was rescued by a SWAT team in Dallas, Texas and delivered to the depths of hell in a Texas prison with a 65 year sentence. Through prayers, Damon’s acceptance of wrongdoing and remorse for his crimes, and family support, he takes the listener on a journey of addiction and recovery. It is only by faith and the grace of God that he is able to offer his life as an example of what can happen when you lose yourself to the world of drugs.