360

A Full Circle

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
330 Pages
Reviewed on 06/07/2021
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Author Biography

Formerly a Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Career Criminal, and as a States Attorney once Called Me "A One Man Crime Wave". For 3 decades I was as some described , "Satan's Handyman". But only by God's hand am I able now say that since 2007 I have been serving in ministry . I am the Director of the Dream Center of Alton which facilitates a re-entry program for adults and juveniles that are reintegrating back into society after a period of incarceration. I'm on the board of directors of the " Randy Gori Scholarship fund" in Madison County which offers at Risk Youth Scholarship opportunities, and I'm an advocate for prison reform and restorative justice. I am an author and inspirational speaker. “360 A Full Circle” is a memoir of my life that takes you on my 35 year journey from a small mid-western town Christian boy to a top 10 most wanted fugitive in Arizona. back to the very town I grew up in as a servant of the people and my Lord , Jesus Christ. A true 360 journey. I Lives in Alton , Il with my wife of 21 years.

A powerful, inspirational message one of both hope and encouragement. Dar pulls no punches with his raw, honest and sometimes jaw dropping message of an intense criminal lifestyle that spans three decades. This former drug dealer and racketeer was eventually convicted of “Operating a Criminal Syndicate”, Dar endured two prison terms before experiencing a life changing awakening. Seeing lives changed for the better is now Dar's passion

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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Dar Bryant's 360: A Full Circle starts with the author’s first day of eighth grade, a period that turns out to be nine months of teasing, harassment, taunting, bullying, and torment that makes him hate school. This memoir tells his story of how he becomes involved in criminal activities in the ‘80s and ’90s—drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, counterfeiting, fraud, racketeering, and more—and how his name got onto Arizona’s Top Ten Most Wanted list; he was a major target for the DEA and wanted for several crimes, including murder. This is the story of a man who hit rock-bottom in crime, overdosed several times, and had many near-death experiences. But it is also a story of his conversion, of his encounter with Jesus, and how the encounter set him on the path not only of redemption but of service.

Dar Bryant's 360: A Full Circle is the spiritual odyssey of a Christian boy who turned bad and his journey back home to where his life began and to Christ. It is beautifully written, in prose that is gorgeous. The author features interesting characters in the story, like Mikki, and how she fits into Dar’s life of crime. The episodes of the author’s life are brilliantly written and readers can easily get a clear picture of the young boy stepping onto the bus, his heart palpitating because he is a victim of bullying or the hardened criminal lying low, with a stolen identity and credit cards, introducing himself as Carson Finch. While this memoir has a powerful message of love and redemption, it is written in a compelling manner, in a voice that is irresistible and that echoes the honesty of the narrator. It is a testimony of the power of God’s love, a book that will show readers a way out of a life of crime and addiction. It is a confession that will inspire change in readers.