Item description for Revelations: There's a Light After the Lime by Pastor Mason Betha & Karen Hunter...
Overview The one-time hip-hop artist describes his early life on the streets of Harlem, his rise to success in the world of music under the auspices of Sean "Puffy" Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment, and his decision to leave the music world behind to seek a new life as an ordained pastor. Reprint.
Publishers Description Imagine having it all and leaving it all behind -- to answer a higher calling...
His rise to fame was one of rap's great success stories. He had millions of fans and the prospect of multi-millions of dollars. But just as Ma#&36;e -- as he was then called -- was poised to sign a deal with Sean "Puffy" Combs' famed Bad Boy Records, he walked away.
Revelations is Mason Betha's powerful memoir about a miraculous transformation: his own -- from the material-minded Ma$e to the pastor he has become. Here, Betha reveals the rhyme and reason behind his choice to trade in his sensational music career for a richer, more spiritual one. As founder of a nondenominational movement called S.A.N.E. (Saving a Nation Endangered) Ministries, Betha has traveled throughout the country to share his messages of peace and prosperity with today's youth. Revelations is his testament to the enduring power of faith, and to the limitless possibilities in a life transformed by God's guiding hand.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.62" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0743436253 ISBN13 9780743436250
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More About Pastor Mason Betha & Karen Hunter
Mason Derelle Betha grew up in Harlem, in New York City. As Ma$e, he released two albums, Harlem World (which spawned three Top 10 singles and has sold more than four million copies) and Double Up, before retiring from hip-hop.
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Mase..Pastor Mason, whatever Nov 14, 2006
Mase penned an autobiography soon after he announced to the world that he had given up music to be a pastor circa 1999. Fast forward to 2006, and Mase is totally contradicting himself: In his book he vowed to leave music behind and serve the Lord. Why is he in G-Unit now? Why did he say he never wanted to rap again and he comes out with "Welcome Back?" I don't know.
As a whole, this book is poorly written. The grammar is so elementary that an idiot could understand. He probably wrote it this way so he could get through to his old fans, knowing a lot of them are from the streets. I felt it should have been written more professioanlly. I say this because he stepped out of the spotlight in an effort to reach people through God. He already faced much scrutiny by leaving his old lifestyle, he could have written the book in a more professional way. The book does a lot of jumping around; one minute he's talking about sleeping with women of every ethnicity, in that very same minute, he's talking about the struggle of being a pastor, where's your format Mase?
If one can put all the pieces together, they will find that he actually has a pretty interesting story to tell. But, the reader would have to pay close attention. Mase gives us a glimpse of his childhood and how he grew up in a rough bureau of Harlem. He tells of his Bad Boy days and how much he smoked, slept with women, and just inferred that he was a very scandalous individual. Then one day he reached an epiphany and found God, and he became a pastor and totally gave up sex, weed and the typical rapper lifestyle. He started fraternizing with only pastors and his fiancee. He basically made himself out to be a saint, and he could have possibly been believeable IF he had not RETURNED to the same lifestyle he demeaned several times in his autobiography.
I wanted to read this book, but after my experience, I would tell the next person to leave this hypocrite of a man on the shelf.
The Book is onTime Nov 5, 2006
In the times that we live in God is raising up soldier like Pastor Mason Betha, who stand boldly, unashame, not compromising the message. The message is very much ontime. People are thirsting for the truth. Here in this book it is given very plainly without any sugar coating. Truly a last day Prophet walking amoungts us.
A Great Great Thing! Aug 22, 2006
Mason's experiences of growing up and partying in New York City back in the days were so similar to mine (before I got saved...Praise be to God.) Thanks for the walk down memory lane!
It's a great great thing when young black men declare their love for God and his son Jesus Christ. Mason's life is a testament to the fact that you can have lots of cars and bling-bling, and it can be here today and gone tomorrow. Know that God's love is way more than that, because it is EVERLASTING.
4.5 All Things Are Posible With God! Jul 9, 2006
Although Mase is back in the rap game...This Book was a Grreat Read I enjoyed his honesty and i truly believe he has a "calling" on his life! I strongly advise ALL young people and people in general to get this book u wont be dissapointed!
changed my life Nov 27, 2004
i'm NOT a religious person, and i think that's why i LOVE this book because he's a living example of how you can be SPIRITUAL but not RELIGIOUS. you can believe in God and not be religious. a lot of people don't understand this. however, this was the first autobiography i read (i read it like 3 years ago), and i was very, very impressed. this book is very powerful, life changing, spiritual, helpful, educational and entertaining. now i always thought Mase was cool as a rapper (i was never a FANATIC like a lot of my other peers) but i must say i like him better as a pastor. when he came back to rap i was very dissapointed because he conradicts EVERYTHING about rap in this book. he said he was young and bitter when he wrote this book, well i say write another book because if you read this book NOW (after he came back to rap) you wouldn't like Mase at all anymore, because you'd be confused, misled and angry. so i do reccommend this book for it's power (and it's secrets on Camron, Foxy Brown, Puffy, 112 and an unkown stripper who Mase discovered.....EVE!!) but i DON'T reccommend it because it's conradicting everything he stands for today.