Alan Craig has joined together with Suzie Chiodo to write his book, "The Living Rock: Between Me and a Hard Place." It is the story of God's work through the Living Rock Ministries, an inter-denominational outreach to street-involved and at-risk youth in downtown Hamilton.
The book charts the highs and lows of the ministry's work since it was established in 1985, including stories of struggle and redemption from the youth themselves. In addition, the reader sees 'behind the scenes' at the Rock, finding out about the ministry's beginnings and expansion, as well as hearing the personal testimony of Al Craig, the Rock's founder. Al's background on the streets and God's powerful call on his life form a central theme in this inspirational book.
"The book shows that no matter what cards you are dealt in life there is this parallel offer of grace and kindness from God to make something life giving out of it. Al's honesty is encouraging... I like how his history prepared him to help others with similar struggles in life. The book also gives a lot of insight into the struggles faced by at risk youth and practical tips for reaching out with support."
"It should have been a core textbook for Bible College" -Tim Laws
"I read it in one day...gave it to Liz who read it in one day...who gave it to Chris who read it in one day" -Rock Youth
"After hearing off and on praise about Al Craig who's vision it was to start the Living Rock, I found myself wanting to obtain a copy of the book he had written sharing his story. After doing so and sitting down to open the first page, I found myself not able to put it down. Almost instantly I was playing my life story out beside his and realizing that I had found more answers to things I didn't know, I needed to ask let alone how to ask them. As an adult I have to thank Al for his vision and seeing it through because he has healed a part of my youth I didn't know needed some additional healing. I thank him for giving me a place to volunteer that gives so much back for doing so and for sharing his story for me to read." - Volunteer
"The Living Rock: Between Me and a Hard Place"
Buy it at the Rock, by Phone: 905-528-ROCK (7625) x236
or you can click HERE to order online.
LIVING ROCK MINISTRIES
30 WILSON STREET
HAMILTON, ONT L8R 1C5
CHARITY #88345 8812 RR0001