I don’t know what church would look like if Jesus was the pastor, but I wonder if it would look much like yours and mine.
From Pastor to Psych Ward: Recovery from a Suicide Attempt is Possible by Steve Austin is a testimonial about one man’s life struggles, dealing with abuse and recovery from a suicide attempt. This is a touching book that deals with a topic most people don’t admit. The author shares tidbits from his past to declare the power of forgiveness that only comes through trusting God. We will all go through diverse temptations and trials as we live this life of faith.
I’m thrilled to tell you that my brand-new book, co-authored with Kate Pieper, LMFT, is now available on Amazon! Self-Care for the Wounded Soul has been called a gift that keeps on giving.
Every step took more energy than he had ever realized before. Grief is that way: it creates a temporary laziness that cannot be explained or immediately defeated. Luke closed the bathroom door behind him and exhaled as he listened for the comforting click of the lock. Whew. He just couldn’t deal with his dad yet. He needed a few minutes to decompress. Why was I wearing my All Stars, he thought. And what were all those voices? And a table saw? Who builds next to a grave?
Abuse, addiction, and a suicide attempt weren’t the end of Steve Austin’s story. In fact, a suicide attempt is where Steve’s life began. Watch the video today!
Billy was a teen in our church youth group in Nashville. He seemed a happy-go-lucky sort of guy. Sure, we knew there was some trouble within the home, but it never seemed to bother him. To this day I remember his perpetual smile. The same smile that would be forever gone the day he took a shotgun to his face and blew his own brains out.
I’m honored to have my book reviewed on Good Men Project this week! Juana Garcia wrote a very honest, thoughtful review of my book. Check it out!