Trust God: Message for the Streets Debunking the Game

Featuring a Life-line for the Dough Boys

by Danny Ray Christian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/11/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781543471441
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781543471434

About the Book

Real OGs don’t spend their life running away from their fears but chasing their dreams. I am willing to bet my life on the guess that the Dough Boys on the corner because they are trying to run away from their fears, namely, the fear of poverty, that they are sling on the corner. Running from your fears and chasing your dreams are two totally different entities. One has you as the runner and the other as the chaser, and we all know that it is better to be the hunter than the game. Running from your fears is what you are most likely to do when you lack trust in God and confidence in yourself. God doesn’t reward us for running away from our fears but for pursuing our dreams. When you have trust and confidence, you are more subject to pursue your dreams. Knowing this is the reason I wrote this book especially for the young men on the corner selling drugs and deceived by the myths of the game. I firmly believe that if they can just be made to believe that God is on their side and that they have greater gifts and talents within them than they show by standing on the corner selling drugs and committing other crimes that they will prove all their detractors wrong—those who say they are hopeless and worthless. It goes without saying that when we know better, we do better. At the same time, it has to be said that the Dough Boys likely know better and that they can do better than they know, if they simply apply themselves to doing the simple thing of just trusting God and having self-confidence. So this is a book written for anyone who has yet to experience the blessing of being able to pursue their dreams without the fear of not being able to make it unless they give into the status quo: do what they consider as the only game in town for people like them, with three strikes against them, namely, being young, having no wisdom (strike one), being black, having no vision (strike two), and being unskilled and having no fortitude (strike three). It is meant to make you aware of the fact that there is more to life than what you can gain by running with the crowd and among those miserable pessimists who believe that the streets are the only life available to them. Know this one thing: if you don’t open this book and only read the back cover, the greatest success is had by those who have a God that not only blesses them with the desires of their heart but also gives them a heart of faith and spirit of courage. Dough boys, “man up and put your trust in God!”

About the Author

Danny has been certified by Toastmasters International as a competent Public Speaker (1991 East Moline). He received his GED from the Chicago City Colleges (1981) and obtained a certificate in Graphic Arts from Southeastern Illinois College (1987). He is a former member of the Pan-African Revolutionary Socialist Party. He spent twenty years in prison and ten in Elgin Mental Health Center. While in the hospital he wrote over eight-hundred poems, three books of daily meditations, and numerous speeches and Afro-centric anecdotes. He also acted as a mentor for younger consumers while there; leading his own peer-support groups and chairing GROW for four years (2003-07). He has been clean of all illegal drugs for fourteen years. Since getting out of the hospital in 2013 he has written eight books: A Ten Part Book to Maximizing Your Potential, Life Poems, Three-Part Process to Breaking the Recidivism Cycle, Young, Gifted and Black, Redeeming the Time, Let Them Eat Cake, The 50 Most Positive Thongs I Know About African Americans and Stopping the Tragic Loss of Life Caused by Purposeless Living. You can contact me for workshops and my testimony at