Official Review: 360 A Full Circle by Dar Bryant

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Official Review: 360 A Full Circle by Dar Bryant

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "360 A Full Circle" by Dar Bryant.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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360: A Full Circle is a memoir by Dar Bryant. Transcribed by Annalee Banks, it is the testimony of a wayward boy who becomes addicted to drugs. He gets involved in cooking and selling dope, acquiring fake identities to rob people, and printing fake currency, etc. He moves from one city to another. One day, he is caught and lands in jail. His second wife Mikki leaves him to marry someone else for the sake of their children. When Dar is released on parole, he falls in love with Val and marries her. Unfortunately, he lands in jail once again. It is a story that covers three decades of the author’s life when he is said to be a prisoner of Satan. What I dislike most is that he does not reform his life after being incarcerated the first time.

He remembers his grandmother gifting him a Bible on the day of his baptism when he was nine years old. Somehow, it keeps popping up every time he is in grave trouble, nudging him to change his life. It serves as a reminder that Jesus is always with him. Finally, his life turns 360 degrees, a full circle. This is what I like most about his testimony.

Several years have passed, and Dar is grateful for his new life as a transformed person. He has been serving the Church for more than ten years. He wants to share his experience of God’s love, forgiveness, and redemption through Christ.

This book describes his dark years in detail. It is a combination of various genres: crime, romance, religion, etc. It is like a novel with a plot revealing different characters as they develop. As mentioned in the description, he was one of the “Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Career Criminals.” I expected Dar to share more about his personal experience of a transformation. I was surprised that it was not very eventful compared to other testimonies I have heard.

The author’s conversion has been tested over the years. He has not fallen into addiction again. His behavior pattern has changed for good. I expected him to dedicate more chapters to his transformed life because this book looks more like an entertaining novel. Readers may miss the point, and they may not give enough attention to his conversion. Personally, I think he is going through a healing process, and he has yet to be completely gripped by God. His testimony needs to be more convincing.

I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. It is well edited. I found only one typo. I think people would prefer to read it as a thriller or watch a movie based on it. I recommend it for teenagers as well as for adults. People interested in Christianity will like it. It will encourage those who are in prison or addicted to drugs, to change their lives.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth »

Sounds like a great read! It probably would have been just as good without the Christian element. It sounds like it would be interesting as it follows this man through many years of failures.
I hope he rights all of his wrongs in the end!

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Post by Alimundaddy2019 »

interesting, though the Christian element of the story should have been made neutral without any affliction to religion..a good story for the youth to be upright in all our doings

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Post by Ellylion »

I too would like to find in this book more about the authors transformation and his turn to God, I love when a book touches on religious aspects of human life. But the book still sounds like a very interesting and entertaining read. Thank you for this review!

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Post by kandscreeley »

It seems like the main character made some bad choices. I'm glad he's able to turn his life around. Only God knows if it's genuine or not, but I'm glad he's beat his addiction. Sounds interesting enough to read about.
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Post by Prisallen »

It is a shame that people keep making the same mistake over and over and not learning from it. I'm glad that he finally did and is finally getting his life in order. This sounds like an inspiring book. Thanks for the review!

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