Going for Broke on Jesus....
by Bob Park
Don’t be put off by the title.
“Going for Broke on Jesus” is not a religious book in as much as
stained glass windows, high church and ceremony is concerned. It is
true moving story
of how a Glaswegian’s childlike faith in Jesus
restored a broken home and turned beer bottles into furniture.
Bob Park was brought up in a Glasgow slum. He left school aged
fourteen and served a five year apprenticeship as a Painter and
Decorator before joining the Scots Guards on duty at Buckingham
On leaving the
Scots Guards he was a Prison Officer at Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow
then a Police Officer. He left the Police and ended up in the gutter
through alcohol abuse.
In the early nineties
Bob founded the U.K. registered charity ROM-Aid International
through which he transported some £12,000,000 (twelve million) of
humanitarian aid to Romania over a sixteen year period. This
resulted in the building of a new 'Accident & Emergency Department'
for a local run down hospital, a 'Christian Community Centre' and
a 'Hospice' for terminally ill HIV infected children.
“Going for Broke on Jesus” order it for only £8.50p
free postage from
this web site.
Simply email me, Bob Park with your details
I’ll be happy to send you a signed copy.
Only £8.50 and free postage worldwide
name is Bob Park, I
am married to Anne and we have one boy and two girls. I was born
top flat 62
Lambhill Street, Kinning Park on 5th August 1939.in
Glasgow, Scotland just before the war. Brought up in a slum, two
rooms housing my mum, dad, three brothers and one sister . Our
neighborhood suffered bombing from the German war planes and many
were killed. My family moved to Priesthill when I was about 11 yrs
A Stage play has been
written about Bob's book.
of the book sent to your home
the author Bob Park
with your details
Only £8.50 and free postage
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frae Fife, Scotland
" I've finished
reading this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is written in a nice
easy-flowing style, with contributions from his wife, which I thought
was most appropriate.
How she managed to stick by him, I'll never know!!
Whether you enjoy it or not may depend on whether you have faith or not.
However, at the end of this read, you can have nothing but admiration
for the author, who not only turned his life around but went on to use
his life to help others."
The Bob Park Story ........
Stephen Callaghan, a respected playwright from Glasgow wrote a
stage play based on Bob's book.
The first four performances of the play were performed in Glasgow during October
2010.. Stephen is Director of the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project
and is based at St Michael's RC Church, 1350 Gallowgate, Glasgow. He is creative
Director for AGAP Theatre of the same address and his work is presented
at LentFest and Arts in Autumn both of which he also directs and
presents. His work has been shown in all the media including television.
tae GLESCAPALS Bob... June 2007
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