The Glebe at Daleville will host author Will Vaus during a free lecture and book signing Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m.
One of the most fascinating conversion stories of the 20th century, “My Father Was a Gangster” tells the dramatic life story of Jim Vaus, the former associate of crime syndicate boss Mickey Cohen. Rarely, if ever, has there been another story of a gangster who turned so radically from a life of organized crime to a life focused on leading others to Christ. This story has been recounted in Time Magazine, Life Magazine and Readers Digest and was chronicled in a motion picture, “The Wiretapper.” Now it is told from a son’s perspective, a son who watched his father go on to live an exemplary life, dedicated to saving others from falling victim to the life of crime that had sought to destroy him.
James Vaus, B.A., M.Div., has served as a pastor in California, the Carolinas and Pennsylvania. He is the president of Will Vaus Ministries, through which he has creatively communicated the love of Christ around the world since 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama from the University of California at San Diego and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. His book, “Mere Theology: A Guide to the Thought of C.S. Lewis,” was published by InterVarsity Press in 2004.
This event is free and open to the public.
– Submitted by Susan Mason, The Glebe Retirement Community