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Blood in, Blood Out [Paperback]

Art Blajos , Nicky Cruz
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Sept. 20 1996
Art Blajos grew up in California. From a poor Mexican family, he discovered that the only sure way to gain respect and status was as a fighter. After a series of reform schools, he received his first major jail sentence at the age of 16. To join the Mexican Mafia became his ambition, the prison his training ground. By the age of 24, he was in San Quentin where he was to spend 11 years. From there he moved into drug dealing (and using) in a big way, and then back to prison on a murder charge - this time to Death Row. An adroit lawyer got him released. The breakthrough came via the ministry of Sonny Arguinzoni. Over a period of years the love shown him by the Victory Outreach team resulted in a solid and lasting conversion to Christ, and a total transformation of personality. Art is now an evangelist and youth worker with the Victory Outreach fellowship in London, living in voluntary poverty to work among the homeless, drug addicts and prostitutes of the King's Cross area.

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5.0 out of 5 stars God did a miracle in changing a cold heart. Dec 28 2003
By drea
The book is written in easy to understand format, as well as entertaining. It's a read you won't want to put down till your finished. From the humble beginnings of a inner city youth, misguided and seemingly not cared for, to a man full of pride, a hardened prison gang member, and assassin you get the feel that although this man has made choices through out his ife contrary to a moral way of living, God has had a watchful eye on him. All that crime, and evil hearted ways depicted in the pages of this book they are in a sense turned around and used for God's glory as testimony of the life changing power of Jesus Christ as Mr. Blajos' saivour. "Be for real" is motto Art has assigned himself to both in the ways of the world and as a humble man of God with a servants heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the bunch... Jan. 27 2011
By T. Jenkins - Published on Amazon.com
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There are a number of titles that proclaim the gospel of redemption and yet spend as more time glorifying the gangster life than offering solutions. This hard to find title isn't one of them. Art demonstrates a keen understanding of the factors that make gang membership and criminal activity so appealing to so many young men and women. He clearly illustrates the connection between the absence of economic opportunity, unstable family and community conditions, and personal insecurity in drawing people into the life of a criminal and or drug addict. There are a number of key observations the author makes throughout that reveal his passion for changing the mentality of those whom this book is crafted to attract. He is open and honest about his own frailties and shortcomings. He is also very convincing in expressing his regrets. If you are looking for a book that drops names this isn't for you. But if you are interested in reading a heart felt account of total redemption, I strongly encourage you to track down a copy of Blood In, Blood Out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars redeemed througth JESUS CHRIST June 5 2010
By V. Heredia - Published on Amazon.com
excellent reading just cant say good enough things about this book a must read for those looking for a way out of chaos and madness
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood In Blood Out Oct. 30 2012
By Bobby Castillo - Published on Amazon.com
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As a former member of the Mexican Mafia I can say that this is a great book. It shows the power of the lord in how he can transform the baddest of the bad. I would hope that people who read this book will also check out the web site thugexposed.com to see other Mexican Mafia members who came to the lord. Thank you Art for being brave enough to write this book.
Bobby Castillo
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5.0 out of 5 stars God did a miracle in changing a cold heart. Dec 28 2003
By drea - Published on Amazon.com
The book is written in easy to understand format, as well as entertaining. It's a read you won't want to put down till your finished. From the humble beginnings of a inner city youth, misguided and seemingly not cared for, to a man full of pride, a hardened prison gang member, and assassin you get the feel that although this man has made choices through out his ife contrary to a moral way of living, God has had a watchful eye on him. All that crime, and evil hearted ways depicted in the pages of this book they are in a sense turned around and used for God's glory as testimony of the life changing power of Jesus Christ as Mr. Blajos' saivour. "Be for real" is motto Art has assigned himself to both in the ways of the world and as a humble man of God with a servants heart.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alberto Guzman May 4 2012
By jayro sanchez - Published on Amazon.com
Miklo a Mexican man who before coming to live with his cousins, attacked his father. Miklo has a Mexican accent however, his appearance (fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes) It has also earned him the nickname "Milkweed.On his return from las vegas, nevada, Miklo visits his mother, then goes to stay with his two cousins Paco and Cruz . While talking to his cousin Cruz about getting into the gang, his other cousin Paco tells him that he can't because of the way he looks. Miklo then proves himself worthy for the gang when he performs an attack on a rival gang (tres puntos). His assault earns him a placa, a tattoo as a token of his membership in the Vatos Locos mate street gang.The Tres Puntos gang soon takes revenge by attacking Cruz, and damaging his back for life. When Vatos Locos learn of the attack, they perform a well planned counterattack ending dramatically with the murder of the rival gang's leader, "Spider". Miklo has been shot by Spider before killing him and while Paco tries to get Miklo to the hospital, he and the other Vatos Locos end up being chased by the police. the other Vatos Locos gangmembers escape before getting arrested, but Miklo and Paco are apprehended by the police and are arrested.Miklo is sent to San Quentin State Prison for violating his probation, Paco volunteers for military service in the United States Marine Corps, and Cruz continues his passion for art. He also becomes a heroin addict due to the recurring back pain.Paco becomes an L.A.P.D. narcotics detective after leaving the Marine Corps
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