The Secret Life of a Fool: One Man's Raw Journey from Shame to Grace

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Like many of us, Andrew Palau spent his growing-up years immersed in a selfish and self-centered life, numb to God and to the letters his evangelist-father wrote him. In The Secret Life of a Fool, Palau recounts his years of rebellion and reckless living—and the moment when the shame of his life collided with God’s relentless grace, changing everything. It’s an unforgettably gutsy story, packed with honesty and hope for us all.

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He spent his growing-up years living for himself―recklessly rebelling against his evangelist father’s faith, numb to God and to the letters his father wrote him, immersed in the dark side of life. Until one intense night in the Jamaican Blue Mountains that allowed him to see himself in the mirror of grace, changing everything. The Secret Life of a Fool is Andrew Palau’s unforgettable journey of running from God―and the crushing, freeing experience of coming back to Him. It is a story of getting high, burning up cars, being stranded in Europe, surviving a near-fatal plane crash, and utter despair overcome by simple grace and a father’s love, expressed in excerpted letters throughout this book.

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"Andrew Palau's story is a gripping reminder of what happens when we live for ourselves. It's the story of a young man descending into a deep pit of hopelessness and despair, only to be rescued under the most ironic of circumstances. Andrew's story shows how a merciful, loving God offeres to each of us forgiveness, peace, and a future. It's a powerful, engaging story of hope that will encourage every reader." 
- Mike HuckabeeFormer Governor of Arkansas, New York Times best-selling author, radio and TV commentator--------------------------------------"The safest way to navigate a minefield is to follow the guy who has already walked through it and survived. If your minefield is drugs, alcohol, or doing everything you can to run away from God then Andrew Palau is your guide. Trust him; he knows the way out."- Dave RamseyNew York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host-------------------------------------- "This book has both guts and grace. Andrew Palau guides us through his story with such a raw honesty - and yet all the dark moments and detours along the way are ultimately overshadowed by one thing: the beautiful grace of God. It's a compelling read, and a wonderful reminder that there is no heart so distant that it cannot be reached by the majestic mercy of Jesus."- Matt RedmanSongwriter and worship leader-------------------------------------- "This is not just another bad-boy-finds-salvation-in-Jesus story. Rather, it is an honest account of God's patience through the bad years. I'm happy to have this book in my personal library and can easily recommend it to others."- Al EggBeyond Victory Ministries, Portland Trailblazers team chaplain-------------------------------------- "Andrew Palau tells an extraordinary story. The son of one of the world's most renowned evangelists, he drifted into a life of drugs and alcohol, only to find forgiveness and new life in Jesus Christ at one of his father's missions. This is a story of hope." - Rev. Nicky GumbelAlpha chaplain, Vicar of Holy Trinity-Brompton, and author

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