Kai'Ro: The Journey of an Urban Pilgrim

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Moody Publishers, 2013 - Fiction - 184 pages
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Kai'Ro: The Journey of an Urban Pilgrim chronicles the epic spiritual journey of a young man named Kai'Ro. Born and raised in the City of Doom, Kai'Ro is overwhelmed with hopelessness and bondage to sin. Overcome by the burden of his own guilt and failure, he admits that his existence is full of pain and meaningless. He yearns to find a better life.

Kai'Ro meets Preacher who informs him of the King who can free him from his burden and give him hope and the life he's always been searching for. The Preacher directs him to the Heavenly Highway which he assures Kai'Ro is the path he must follow if he is to find the hope and freedom he's looking for. In search of this promised life, Kai'Ro leaves the City of Doom with his heart and mind set on this new hope.

Along the way he encounters a variety of individuals, temptations and trials that seek to pull him off the Highway and ensnare him in his old life again. During his journey he discovers that wisdom is greater than treasure, a real friend is someone who directs him to the King, and that pursuing the King requires saying farewell to much of what he once loved.

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About the author (2013)

JUDAH BEN has been involved with urban youth since his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama in the early '90s. His vision for urban ministry was birthed while working on his undergraduate degree at Wheaton College. For over two years he met weekly with youth incarcerated in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago. Upon graduating in 2000, he returned home to teach at Restoration Academy, an urban Christian School in Fairfield, Alabama seeking to rescue youth from the lure of the streets. The school has since become a place where strong academics, competitive athletics, and a caring faculty empower students to graduate from high school, attend college, and begin a life of hope and promise. Judah Ben earned a Masters Degree at Covenant College and is now an administrator at Restoration Academy. He and his wife and four children make their home in the neighborhood.

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