Transformation: Julius Caesar Hendrix: "Drums of Thunder"

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robert mcginnis, 2007 M03 30 - 226 pages
Julius Caesar Hendrix's biography, Transformation: 'Drums of Thunder' chronicles his struggle with the dark shadows of success in the music industry, personal tragedies and the ultimate triumph of reaching out with music to troubled youth. Born in Savannah, Georgia, Julius got his first drum set at eight and has entertained audiences ever since. At 15 he started his first band. At 17 they began to play Savannah's lounge circuit under the name 'Special Edition' and quickly rose to become a national touring success in the '80s and '90s. Lessons learned from thirty years in the music industry gave Julius a rich perspective on life. His enduring faith in God transcended struggles with drug addiction and homelessness. Today, he is a self-proclaimed 'Reacher' to at-risk youth, sharing a hope-filled testimony of recovery and redemption. His message: There is no hope in dope. Reverend Hendrix's ministry speaks to young people tempted by drugs and the lure of the music industry as easy escapes from inner city challenges.

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i meet this guy ...he told me this whole story about he was a recovered man and god was in his life!!! BUT..i did some work for the guy......and still to this day . not seen any money,!!! or have i been PAID..so i guess he's useing again.. Marcus

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
ROSENHILL
5
MOTHER
11
THE DRUNK AND THE DRUMS
15
A BAND IS BORN
28
CLUBBING
36
KICKING INTO HIGH GEAR
47
TEAL
54
SETBACKS
112
JANIE
126
LAND OF PROMISE
138
ATLANTA STREETS
164
CLIFTON BAPTIST CHURCH
178
MOTHERS DEATH
182
JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA
188
THE DRUMMERS PULPIT
203

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
57
LIVING HIGH
69
WRECKED
77
LOST
85
DENIAL
95
THE ROARING NINETIES
106
THE CIRCLE OF LOVE
223
AFTERWARD
237
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
242
BIBLIOGRAPHY
243
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
244
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Robert E. McGinnis is a professor at St. Leo University and Keiser College, and a volunteer for Circle of Love Ministries in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. McGinnis has a Ph.D. in ITS from The Union Institute University in Cincinnati OH and a MBA from Eastern New Mexico University. He has written a children's allegory titled Circle of Love Sanctuary and a non-fiction publication, titled "Key Success Factors of Human-Computer Interface" published in 2004.

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