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Dog the Bounty Hunter Used To ‘Beat Them Down.’ Now, He’s ‘Going After Souls’

Dog the Bounty Hunter Duane Chapman
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Duane Chapman, better known to most as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” has released a book titled “Nine Lives and Counting: A Bounty Hunter’s Journey to Faith, Hope, and Redemption.” In it, he recounts how God has “rescued, saved, and redeemed” him despite his mistakes.

“This book is about my faith in God and my walk with God,” Chapman told ChurchLeaders.

In the book, Chapman explains how “through the turmoil and the things I’ve been through…God has rescued, saved, and redeemed me.”

“The one thing I have said is after someone reads this book, and they don’t believe in God, good luck to you,” Chapman added. “[My life] is incredible miracle after miracle…It’s not luck. It is miracles from G-O-D.”

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Chapman was raised in the church from a young age but later made decisions that resulted in him being convicted of third degree murder. He shared that while serving his time in jail, he “came back to God” but still wasn’t completely dedicated.

That all changed after his wife, Beth, died of cancer in 2019 and he made a “deal with God,” asking God to bring him a wife. “I can’t find my own car coming out of Target,” Chapman joked.

When he was at one of the lowest point in his life, Chapman cried out, “God, please bring me my Eve.”

Not long after his plea, Chapman met his now-wife, Francie, while getting his driveway fixed. When they talked on the phone, Francie, not knowing who Chapman was due to the fact that she doesn’t watch much television, told him that she had recently lost her husband to cancer and was running his business. Chapman immediately broke down in tears.

An emotional Chapman went on to tell ChurchLeaders that one of Francie’s friends told her, “You’re going to meet Dog the Bounty Hunter and you’re going to help change lives for the world together.”

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A year-and-a-half later, Chapman and Francie got married.