Friday, March 04, 2011
Running Scared Blog Tour
About the Author
Robert Leon Davis was a respected police officer in New Orleans, who became involved in crime and fled arrest, living rough in the backwoods of America and Canada for over two decades before handing himself in. He now has an extensive speaking and teaching ministry.
Tell us about Running Scared.
“Running Scared" is a true life story of my life 30 years ago. It's the story of a former young police officer who found himself on the wrong side of the law in 1979. After committing a crime, he was arrested, then fled, and became one of America's longest running fugitives; for a period of 22 years. Eventually, after a revelation from God, I decided to voluntarily "surrender", first to God, and later to the authorities. Today, I travel the country speaking to police, schools, and churches about the power of God to "reform", as well as well for all to avoid crime and corruption. Profits are donated to various women and children abuse centers across America.
How did you come up with ideas for this book?
Never had to think of any ideas since it's not a novel, but simply my true life journey through life.
Did you have to do quite a bit of research for this book?
Very little research was involved. Again, I simply told my story as I remembered it, and I remembered quite a few details.
What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading fill-in your book title?
That God still is still "listening" to our prayers, and that no matter what circumstance you find yourself in...God can deliver!
Okay, a not-so-fun question. How important are reviews to you as a writer?
Reviews can be helpful, in that it gives others a "quick view" of a book. It could also help others decide whether the book has merit for them.
Robert Leon Davis was a street kid from a tough community. Raised on the brink of poverty, he and his siblings often went hungry, but with the help of a family in the neighborhood, he beat the odds and studied criminal law at Loyola University and joined the New Orleans police department in 1975.
He began his career with aspirations of being a great cop, but before long he was exposed to a darker side of law enforcement. While partnered with a veteran, Davis first witnessed an officer violating the very laws he had vowed to uphold–and he shared in his crime. One compromise led to another, and Davis soon was caught and faced a substantial prison term. Cops in prison don’t last long. He fled.
Davis found himself a fugitive, living off the land in remote forests in the United States and Canada to elude capture. His church upbringing was abandoned in anger. For over twenty years he hid, becoming an expert survivalist. He might still be running, but through a stranger’s prayer the angry atheist realized he was weary of hiding. Slowly he yielded his life to God and eventually gave himself in. But when the New Orleans DA dusted off his file, what would his sentence be?
Today, Robert Davis is a committed Christian and motivational speaker. He uses his extraordinary experiences to share his message of hope and redemption to both adults and children.
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Visit the author online at www.authorsden.com/robertdavis
View the blog tour schedule at: http://bit.ly/RunningScaredBlogTour
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