Dream On – A Journey to Deliverance
An amazing true story for anyone who struggles to break through personal, professional and spiritual barriers. Steve R. Skipper is one of America’s most prolific and honored painters. His works have hung in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the U.S. Capitol, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Paul W. “Bear” Bryant Museum as well as in the National Art Museum of Sport, in NCAA headquarters, and in many other venues. They also grace the walls of private collectors and sports notables worldwide.
Thousands have purchased his inspiring Christian art. He has been commissioned to paint some of the biggest stars in sports from NASCAR, the NFL, professional golf, the NCAA, the Olympics, the NBA and others, ranging from Heisman Trophy winners to inductees into the Professional Football Hall of Fame. But there is so much more to this highly talented artist’s story. He became one of the first African-Americans to gain acceptance in the art world. Even more amazing, this gentle, soft-spoken man was once a member of the Crips, a violent street gang, their chief enforcer. The big transformation in Steve Skipper’s life—one that almost certainly saved his life—came at a simple church revival service, one he attended on a dare, more to mock than to listen. There, he experienced a deep religious experience that altered his self-destructive path completely.
Today, with Steve Skipper’s message, his success, and his talent, he inspires millions. And now, with this book, his story and powerful testimony will reach even more who so desperately need to hear his message of determination, salvation, strength through Christ, and deliverance from the demons that hold them back.
About Don Keith (Birmingham, Alabama Author)
Award-winning and best-selling author Don Keith has lived in the South all his life and is a graduate of the University of Alabama. As a broadcast journalist, he won awards from the Associated Press and United Press International for news writing and reporting and was also the first winner of Troy University's Hector Award for innovation in broadcast journalism. As an on-the-air broadcaster, Don was twice named Billboard Magazine "Radio Personality of the Year."
His first novel, THE FOREVER SEASON, received the Alabama Library Association's "Fiction of the Year" award. He has since published more than thirty books, fiction, and non-fiction, including the nationally best-selling thrillers FINAL BEARING, DANGEROUS GROUNDS, and FIRING POINT. The latter will be released as a major motion picture in late 2017 starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. His inspirational novella, THE LAST CHRISTMAS RIDE, has also been optioned for the screen, and his script based on his non-fiction book UNDERSEA WARRIOR is now being shopped. Don’s non-fiction work THE ICE DIARIES was submitted for consideration for the Pulitzer Prize.
Don has written extensively about World War II history. He sponsors the UNTOLD MILLIONS Project, an effort to encourage the capture and publication of eyewitness accounts of major historical events such as the Great Depression, World War II and other wars, the space program, the Civil Rights struggle, and more. The project website is www.untoldmillions.net.
Don lives in Indian Springs Village, Alabama, with his wife, Charlene. His website is www.donkeith.com.