When Pastor Steve Austin left home that Sunday night, he knew his wife and little boy would never see him alive again. Steve had survived childhood sexual abuse as a preschooler, but the effects rippled through his life for the next 25 years. After nearly 10 years as a youth pastor and worship leader, Steve was convinced that his only choice was suicide.
But childhood sexual abuse, addiction, and a suicide attempt were only the beginning of Steve Austin's story. This book is for anyone who has hit rock bottom and is left wondering what to do next. Recovery from our darkest day is difficult, but Steve Austin is living proof that it is possible.
Steve Austin tells his story in the way that only he can. At moments your heart breaks and it’s lifted at others. This isn’t some church testimony of how everything turns out wonderfully. It’s a real story of a man and his family working their way out from under the rubble of life. Definitely worth your time to listen and let Steve’s story illuminate your own story.
Thank you, Steve, for your courage in sharing your story with such honesty. Couched in prose and great humor, the pain you shared was bearable as I listened. Please keep writing. Keep sharing. Keep faith. Because then we all find meaning - and redemption - through your hurts.
I hope this truth brings you healing.
Preach on, brother.
This book was a difficult "read". Hard lessons learned by living them out. It was quite compelling and inspiring though. It may have saved my life. I am less compelled to follow the authors example than I was just a few days hence.
I enjoyed the book. I listen to his podcast and always wanted to read the book just hadn't had a chance.