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From Sorrow to Amazing Grace: One Cop's Journey by Keith R. Knotek is the author's story of being an alcoholic in recovery, husband, father, son, friend, child of God, and a retired police officer. The memoir gives glimpses of his life which have been a series of ups and downs, and how the emotional scars inflicted upon him went unchecked and unaddressed for a long time. His story is that of pride, selfishness, brokenness, forgiveness, redemption, hope, faith, belief, strength, perseverance, and redemption through Jesus Christ. This memoir is all about hope and giving readers the confidence and courage to face their future, and his words show how with God's support everything is possible.
From Sorrow to Amazing Grace is honest and straightforward. He throws light on living in a safe environment growing up and how he was keen to be in law enforcement. He captures his struggles, stress, and his PTSD, and what is admirable is the way he overcame his struggles and difficulties by putting complete faith in Jesus Christ. I enjoyed reading this book and the author's honesty. It takes a lot of strength to come out in the open and speak about one's alcoholism, alcohol-induced escapades, and PTSD, and many readers undergoing similar challenges will easily relate to his words. This book is a good way to understand the life of a police officer and healing from Jesus Christ.