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Private Q&A with Bobby and Cheryl Love (Members Only)

What happens when a husband, father, and church deacon’s past catches up with him? Join us for a live Q&A with Bobby and Cheryl Love and learn about the dramatic and inspiring true story of an escaped convict and his wife of thirty-five years who never knew his secret.

Faithfully Magazine Partner subscribers: Listen in as Managing Editor Nicola A. Menzie interviews the Loves about their dramatic and touching story as told in their book, The Redemption of Bobby Love: A Story of Faith, Family, and Justice.

This private event is limited to a handful of Faithfully Magazine Partner subscribers, so don’t wait to register for this inspiring Q&A.

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

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From the publisher: Bobby and Cheryl Love were living in Brooklyn, happily married for decades, when the FBI and NYPD appeared at their door and demanded to know from Bobby, in front of his shocked wife and children: “What is your name? No, what’s your real name?”

Bobby’s thirty-eight-year secret was out. As a Black child in the Jim Crow South, Bobby found himself in legal trouble before his 14th birthday. Sparked by the desperation he felt in the face of limited options and the pull of the streets, Bobby became a master thief. He soon found himself facing a thirty-year prison sentence. But Bobby was smarter than his jailers. He escaped, fled to New York, changed his name, and started a new life as “Bobby Love.” During that time, he worked multiple jobs to support his wife and their growing family, coached Little League, attended church, took his kids to Disneyland, and led an otherwise normal life. Then it all came crashing down.

With the drama of a jailbreak story and the incredible tension of a life lived in hiding, The Redemption of Bobby Love is an unbelievable but true account of building a life from scratch, the pain of festering secrets in marriage, and the unbreakable bonds of faith and love that keep a family together.

Bobby Love was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a husband, a father, and a professional cook. He currently splits his time between Brooklyn, New York and the metro Atlanta area, with his wife and children. Cheryl Love was born in New York. She is a wife, mother, and nutrition coordinator. She currently splits her time between Brooklyn, New York and the metro Atlanta area, with her husband and children.

Nicola A. Menzie is Managing Editor of Faithfully Magazine. As a religion religion reporter her bylines have appeared on the websites of the Religion News Service, The Christian Post, CBS News and Vibe magazine. She is the host of the “News With Nicola” podcast. You can find Nicola on Twitter @namenzie and learn more about her at

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