Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mafia to Mormon: My Conversion Story by Mario Facione

This was an interesting short book about a man that completely turned his life back to the Lord and changed to a better person. He also risked it all and had faith that he was taking the right road. It is interesting how the tender mercies of the Lord are not just for you or me but everyone regardless of the mistakes they have made or the life they are living. God knows us, we are his children and we are part of his plan, he wants us to return to live with him again where we can be happy and be with our families again.
Mario Facione lived and breathed his whole life in the Italian Mafia in Detroit. He was raised to take his father's place. He lived for the challenge of the next scam and the big money makers. That all changed one day when two missionaries stopped by.
Now he is a temple worker in Michigan. How did he survive leaving his old life? It was a miracle. This was a wonderful true story of a journey and a discovery of the greatest thing on the Earth, the love of the Savior for all mankind. Don't take the gospel for granted but live your life in Christ to the fullest.

Whole Book


Ross, Amanda, and Sons said...

Hey, I've actually met him! He came and spoke at a fireside in North Logan a while back...has it been four years? He told such interesting stories and had such a sweet testimony. I should probably read his book!

The Bec-ster said...

Amanda, that is so cool! I wonder if that is why Sis. Shupe gave it to me for my B-day, maybe she met him too. Now that I have finished reading it you are welcome to borrow it!