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“New Jack City” and “The Wire” meet JESUS!

Against The Gates of  Hell: A Crack House Exodus is the story of twin brothers, Kerby and Herbert Wilson Jr. Other than the obvious, these two are alike in that both of them deal with life controlling issues. Moreover, both are in very deep denial. As adults on the Philadelphia Police Force, both experience the affects and influence of drugs in their world.

Kerby is a man searching for identity, for love, acceptance and self worth. He would search for grace and mercy as well but would only find judgment and condemnation, from others and himself. A functional junkie, he’s distraught that he pushed his wife out of his life, and then the bottom falls out as he sells himself to his addiction. Now there’s a price on his head and he has to face the wrath of the biggest drug dealer in Philly.

Herby, or  “Junior”  his family affectionately call him, is a deacon at Living Waters Fellowship of Faith. Bitter after the death of his parents and his brother’s escape to the streets, he battles anger and a critical and judgmental perspective. Then there is Rene, Herby's beautiful, spirit-filled wife, the glue that holds them all together. But who would be her glue when she became weak under the burdens of family chaos? Jesus!

This is a story of struggle and faith, of forgiveness, transformation and hope. This is a story of the love, power and Fatherhood of a gracious, merciful and forgiving God. This is a story of a man’s battle for freedom as he fights to leave a life of bondage and addiction, as he fights against the schemes and deceptions of the ruthless, relentless enemy of the cross, as he fights against the very gates of hell.