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A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home

"Home is the place where our life stories begin. It is where we are understood, embraced, and accepted. It is a sanctuary of safety and security, a place to which we can always return. Down in the dank basement, amidst my moldy, hoarded food and beloved worm-eaten books, I dreamed that my real home, the place where my story had begun, was out there somewhere, and one day I was going to find it."

Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, he finds his only refuge in a box of books gifted to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and gains hope that one day he might have a different life, that one day he will find his true home. Armed with just a single clue, Steve embarks on an extraordinary quest for his identity, only to find that nothing is as it appears.

A CHANCE IN THE WORLD is the unbelievable true story of a broken boy destined to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Through it all, Steve's story teaches us that no matter how broken our past, we have it in us to create a new beginning and to build a new place, where love awaits.

A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home
by Steve Pemberton

  • Publication Date: January 10, 2012
  • Genres: Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN-10: 1595552634
  • ISBN-13: 9781595552631