When I left home that Sunday night, I knew my wife and little boy would never see alive again.
My name is Steve Austin. I survived childhood sexual abuse, but the effects rippled through my life for the next twenty-five years. After nearly ten years as a youth pastor and worship leader, I was convinced that my only “out” was a suicide attempt.
Now that I have started telling my story, people often as me what’s the trick? What’s the answer? What made me want to start living again? I can tell you this: I didn’t take a “magic Jesus pill” and suddenly life was better. I walked through a living hell and now I have a story to tell. Jesus is a major part of it, but there was also strong medication, one heck of a support system, and a lot of hard work. Recovery is a long and difficult process, but I am living proof that it is possible.
This book is for anyone who has failed a suicide attempt and is left wondering “what’s next”. It’s also for anyone suffering from anxiety or depression, bipolar, OCD, PPD, or PTSD. If you’ve ever secretly considered a suicide attempt, this book is for you. I’m not a doctor or a counselor. I’m just a real guy with a powerful story to tell. I’d be honored to share my experience with you.