Redemption Road

A Thug's Journey Towards Enlightenment


Struggling to stay alive with a gaping wound across my back, I desperately wondered how I got to this point. My knife-wielding opponent was not the attacker...
Hed been defending himself against an ego-driven, menacing thug who was intent on hurting him.
That thug was me.
In a hole of anxiety and depression, Luke Kennedy resorted to drugs, alcohol, graffiti and fighting in a desperate bid to silence his frantic mind. Soon he was leading a street-fighting and graffiti crew, and constantly coming close to killing others or being killed.
Tortured by the voices in his head, Luke began looking for an out. Eventually he found it - and lost 47 kilos in the process. Redemption Road is the gripping and powerful story of Lukes journey from ego-driven, obese thug to fit, sober and successful business owner whose focus is on helping others turn their lives around.
ISBN: 9781922579232
Published: NOV/22 (AU/NZ)
Packaging Type: Paperback
Pages: 368

About the author

Luke Kennedy

Luke S. Kennedy is one of Australia's most sought after public speakers. He uses his personal story to inspire deep, lasting change, and self-awareness, for a wide range of audiences, from primary schools, high schools, businesses, events, and even prisons.
For eight years of his life, Luke was an obese alcoholic and drug addicted thug. Leading a violent street fighting crew, he was stabbed on two separate occasions; once in the lung, the other time in the head. On the outside, he looked strong and confident, even happy at times, but on the inside his thoughts would haunt him. He was incredibly scared, depressed, anxious, paranoid, and was obsessed with what others thought about him.
After losing 50 kilos, Luke turned his life around through the disciplines of sport (state champion boxer), business, and a constant desire to progress in every area of life; spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Luke's now a motivational speaker, author, mental health advocate, and mentor to troubled youth.

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