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Grace Is Enough
B & H Publishing Group / 2007 / Hardcover
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While Eight Is Enough child star Willie Aames was at the peak of Hollywood success, his future wife, Maylo, was a teenage runaway living on the streets to escape the sexual crimes of her mother's barbaric boyfriend. Learn how this talented-but-troubled couple found Christ and went on to glorify God in their work! 304 pages, hardcover from B&H.
While actor Willie Aames (Eight Is Enough, Charles in Charge) was at the peak of Hollywood success, his future wife, Maylo Upton, was a teenage runaway, eating out of trash bins and living on the streets to escape the sexual crimes of her cult-ruined mothers barbaric boyfriend. By the time Willie met Maylo, his star was falling because of sex, drugs, rock and roll, and family problems while her acting career was starting to rise. Together, they found God and got their messy lives clean, but the ghosts from their gritty past would duly roughen the road to victory.
"Willie and Maylo's honesty make this book a heartfelt read. It is inspiring to see a couple so devoted to each other and to their faith."
Lori Loughlin, television actress, Full House
"A fascinating true story that could only emerge from Hollywood. Grace Is Enough is honest, riveting, and unfolds in a compelling way that only a real-life drama can."
Tom Russo, president, Intermedia Television and former vice president of development, Paramount Pictures
"Grace Is Enough offers an unflinching portrayal of both the grimmest of human nature and the most extraordinary of the human spirit. Willie and Maylo's story is an emotionally brutal one made utterly compelling by uncovering hope and dignity within the midst of fame, greed, lust, excess, and ultimate betrayal. The candid account of these two lives is both touching and disturbing, but in the end, one of the most remarkable and inspiring stories I have ever read."
Chris Maul, Grammnet Productions
"Willie and Maylo have been the main characters in their own exciting, action-filled, suspenseful, dramatic and sometimes tragic life story. Their devotion to God and to one another inspires us to reach past the pain and the obstacles in our own lives in order to come to the place where we can agree with them . . . grace is enough."
Kathy Troccoli, singer, speaker, and author
Willie Aames is among today’s best-known “former child stars.” Previously starring in the hit sitcoms Eight Is Enough and Charles in Charge, he also made famous the “Bibleman” brand and recently appeared on VH-1’s Celebrity Fit Club. Now involved in film production, he lives in Kansas City with his wife, Maylo, and their daughter.
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