It’s a New Beginning

How to Turn Setbacks Into Comebacks
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HAVE YOU LOST HOPE FOR A NEW BEGINNING?

If you believe your life is beyond saving—this book is for you. Willie Alfonso writes about his dramatic childhood story of growing up Brooklyn. He shares why he should be dead, dying of AIDS somewhere, or doing life in jail. His epic story with unbelievable comeback proportions will inspire the doubters, the skeptics, or anyone who has lost all hope for the future.

Readers of It’s A New Beginning will be challenged by Willie’s story to see:


Read one of the most powerful comeback stories of all time! Dig into It’s A New Beginning: How to Turn Setbacks into Comebacks to find hope for your new beginning. What are you waiting for?

About the author.

WILLIE ALFONSO Willie Alfonso grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in America. He was kicked out of the house at age ten. He lived on the streets of Brooklyn and did drugs until he met Jesus. Willie began working with teenagers in a sports ministry, and now serves as Chaplain to the Brooklyn Nets and Chapel Leader for the Staten Island Yankees and the Hispanic players of the New York Yankees. In addition, serves with his foundation It’s A New Beginning. Willie resides on Staten Island with his Sweetheart wife, Nancy and their dog Boscoe. They have three daughters: Venus, Yvette and Krista, and two grandchildren Julie and Jonathan.

What others are saying!

Chaplain Willie Alfonso’s story is nothing short of a miracle! Read it and you’ll be inspired to a new level of faith.

Jim Cymbala

Senior Pastor, The Brooklyn Tabernacle

During my entire career as a New York Yankee, I have had the privilege of knowing Pastor Willie Alfonso. I am eternally grateful for the wisdom I received from him over the years. Now in his new book, the rest of the world can experience the life and the ministry of a man who has been such a blessing to me. I know a good closer when I see one. This book will close the old chapters in your life, and set you up for a new beginning.

Mariano Rivera

#42 Retired Relief Pitcher, New York Yankees

I have had the privilege of knowing Willie Alfonso for over ten years. I can say with certainty that his life and character testify that Jesus is alive. He is one of the most sincere and authentic people I have come to know. May your heart be transformed  from the example of this ordinary servant.

David Tyree

New York Giants Super Bowl XLII Champion

I’ve had the privilege of working alongside of Willie Alfonso for twenty years of sports team ministry. His story will inspire, and challenge young and old to believe that God can equip anyone to fulfill His purposes.

George McGovern

Chaplain of New York Giants
Chapel Leader for the New York Yankees

Who could ever look at the life of Chaplain Willie Alfonso and dare say that God is not alive and well, full of love and is in the restoration business? Only God could have devised  a plan to make this poor, homeless, and illiterate child to be one of the greatest influencers of our time. God has given him a unique voice to speak to the poor and downtrodden in the ghetto—as well as to the rich and famous athletic superstars in the world today! It’s A New Beginning defies all logic, and is living proof that God still uses the nobodies according to this worlds standards because they are some bodies to Him!

Maria Durso

Co-Pastor of Christ Tabernacle, New York City
Author of From Your Head to Your Heart

I have known Chaplain Willie for many years and have heard his story many times. Neither he nor his story cease to amaze me. This story—and the man who lived it—will inspire you to dream for more, pray for more, believe for more and act for more in your life. If Willie can become the man he is, having come from where he came from, then all of us can see our lives through the lens of greater possibility. Read this book and raise your sights for more.

Terry A. Smith

Lead Pastor, The Life Christian Church, West Orange, New Jersey
Author of Live 10:Jump-Start the Best Version of Your Life

Our backgrounds and stories sound very similar, but we have been placed in different arenas. It’s A New Beginning: How to Turn Setbacks Into Comebacks captures the way God can take Willie Alfonso from a forgotten, broken child and turn him into a man that has influenced some of the biggest names in sports history. His story will encourage those who are experiencing setbacks, as well as spur on others to never give up on the ones with the tough exterior.

Nicky  Cruz

Evangelist and Author

I met Pastor Willie twenty years ago when I was a player for the New York Knicks. His story of new beginnings inspired me to become a better player and coach. Today, if you’re searching for your new beginning, or comebacks with your name on it—this book is for you!

Mark Jackson

ESPN Game Analyst

Willie Alfonso is a man of integrity. What you see is what you get. For the past twenty years, I have gotten to know Pastor Willie as a player for the San Antonio Spurs, and as a coach for the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. I appreciate his story, prayers, and the courage it gave me to become a better leader. There is no way you can read his book without envisioning your new beginning.

Avery Johnson

San Antonio Spurs 1999 NBA Championship
Head Coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide

It’s A New Beginning: How to Turn Setbacks Into Comebacks is an incredible story of overcoming the odds. It’s more than just a story though, it’s a declaration that there’s no obstacle, struggle or situation we can’t rise above when God is in the picture. The world may say; three strikes and you’re out, but Willie Alfonso is living proof that modern day miracles do exist. He stands as a trophy of grace encouraging us that victory is within reach. You can always begin again.

Michael Durso

Senior Pastor of Christ Tabernacle, New York City

Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.” I Corinthians 1:26-31 (MSG) Pastor Willie Alfonso's life, ministry and this book is a resounding trumpet for God! May the whole world hear it and be encouraged by the amazing grace of Jesus!

Ralph Castillo

Teaching Pastor, Christ Tabernacle

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