This is a story about how Jesus Christ changed the course of a man’s life.
Kenneth Kehl was born on the second of September 1938 in a small house next to the railroad tracks in an open town in Missouri. On any Friday night, there would be five thousand young men in town looking for a good time. Gangsters from Chicago, Kansas City, New Orleans, and St. Louis filled the gambling halls, taverns, and brothels. The police were nowhere to be found.
He had an upbringing no child should ever have to experience. Early in his childhood, his father went away to fight in World War II. His mother had to bring him and his siblings to work with her at the bar because she could not afford a babysitter. He grew up fast—too fast—becoming an alcoholic at the age of thirteen. He saw things no child should ever see and did things as a child no adult should ever do.
While the beginning of his life was hard, God never left his side. He helped Kehl find his way forward and gave him an incredible future full of love and family. A Life Worth Living is Kehl’s biography. In these pages, he shares his dark past, his wonderful present, and his limitless future.
Kenneth R. Kehl is now retired after a career as a successful insurance broker. He has been happily married for sixty-two years and has three children, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He continues to encourage prisoners in the So. California area with his message of hope.