Writer tells all in ‘a plain story’

2016-06-21 14:09
Isaac Petersen recently completed his first book entitled A plain story, and documents his journey from a life of drugs and crime to a man empowered by divine intervention.

Isaac Petersen recently completed his first book entitled A plain story, and documents his journey from a life of drugs and crime to a man empowered by divine intervention.

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He was down in the dumps and no-one believed in his dreams, until one day divine intervention turned his life around.

Isaac Petersen, now 33, remembers the path he was on as a young man.

“From a young age I always questioned life. Growing up in Mitchell’s Plain I always saw the people on the street corners and that opened up the notion that I can’t be purposeless in a life of drugs and gangsterism,” he says.
“I always wanted to be a writer and I told my mother that one day, but she shrugged me off.”

Because no one believed in him, he did not believe in himself.

After completing high school, Petersen got involved in a life of crime and drugs.
“I was abusing drugs and alcohol and I was a loser,” he says.

His book, A plain story, is an autobiography and explores the darkest parts of his journey to becoming a man of God.
It features a graphic and detailed account of gangsterism, violence, drugs, religion and finally God’s unfailing love.

After an arrest in 2004, Petersen recalls a sense that it was time to change.
He says he called on God to help me out of the situation and in turn promised to tell people about his work.
“I always felt there was a calling on my life and God was watching over me,” says Petersen.

The book has since been sold via Amazon.com and in a printed form from Petersen.
“So far many people have read the book and I have received mostly good feedback on it,” he says.

Although he faced some challenges, Petersen says the experience was irreplaceable and looks forward to writing many more books.
He adds he would like to make the book cheaper but for now this is the best price to allow for break even, without any profit.
Petersen, in the mean while still writes and dabbles in poetry.
A plain Story is available in paperback for R170 from Petersen. Contact him via Facebook, or aplainstory@gmail.com or call 084 599 9151.

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