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A heart-rending and uplifting story of the human spirit’s ability to prevail.

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A Chance in the World is a must read. Steve Pemberton’s beautifully told story is a rags to riches journey – beginning in a place and with a jarring set of experiences that could have destroyed his life. But Steve’s refusal to give in to those forces, and his resolve to create a better life, shows a courage and resilience that is an example for many of us to follow. He makes us all proud.”


— Stedman Graham, Author, Educator, Entrepreneur


“A Chance in the World is a fantastic book. As a narrative, it tells the story of a boy who found in books the imaginative ability to see a new, different, and better world. As a history, it unearths a painful and abusive past that, against all odds, forged the character of the wonderful man Steve Pemberton has become. But, most important, the book affirms a set of values central to all of humanity – love, hope, faith, and perseverance. A Chance in the World reminds us of a universal truth: the human spirit is enduring.”


— Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. Edward R. Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law Harvard Law School

Over 400 five star reviews on Amazon

Donald Schultz

This is one of the best books I've read in a while. The fact that one could live through that childhood and emerge a full, godly man is almost incredible.

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