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This is a mind-blowing, true story of Woody Overton, a veteran homicide detective's real-life near-death experience and his harrowing journey into the depths of mental and physical hell that he and his family suffered through. Overton was diagnosed by the best medical professionals in the world, who all agreed upon one thing - that he would be an invalid and disabled for the rest of his life. Debilitating pain and suffering would take the place of his previous life and the best he could hope for was to be paralyzed. His law-enforcement career, his role as a husband, father, friend, and son would be forever changed and the person that he had been would cease to exist. That's if he lived at all. 

He had been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia which is more commonly known as “the suicide disease” because the majority of the people who have the disease kill themselves. Those afflicted cannot live with the pain which is reported to be one of the worst pains known to man. What all of the best medical experts didn't expect was the fact that Woody Overton and his family had absolute faith in Jesus Christ who has the final say in all things! Jesus Held Me is a must-listen for anyone who is struggling with the human side of life or who has ever wondered what happens at the moment when you die.

©2014 Woody Overton (P)2019 Woody Overton

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Amazing!

This book is such a blessing! I encourage everyone to give it a read! This book came to me at a time when my family was in need of an uplifting word!

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I'm so thankful you chose to share this story with the rest of us.

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Mystical Guidance

you have to know something about Woody Overton to truly appreciate this story and his life's work which has undoubtedly been affected by his experience. God guides us in our work if we allow it. Woody is a prime example.

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Thank you for sharing your testimony

I listened to your story with my mom 10 year old daughter and we were both so blessed! God bless you.

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Gratitude

This book moved me beyond words. As a longtime listener of “Real Life, Real Crime”, Mr. Woody Overton and his wife, Cyndi, as well as his partner, Jim Rathmann, have always had my respect and admiration. Learning the story behind Woody and Cyndi’s lives, has brought my level of understanding as to why I perceived such a profound sense of connection and faith, clear, at last. The tears of compassion and triumph over good, never ceased. Woody’s story will not leave your heart. You will be touched forever by learning the experiences that made the man who investigates these cases. Woody, Cyndi and Woody’s parents are among the most extraordinary people I have ever had the privilege to come to know. This book will reach inside to your very soul, and the words within will remain with you for always. Thank you, Woody. As I said at the start, there are no words... Gratitude always. Peace. 🦋

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Exceptional Story of How Jesus is Always With Us

Amazing story of suffering, hope and victory in the name of Jesus. He is here for us all if we accept him, talk to him and just listen. Woody praise God that you were healed and able to continue on without this pain in your life.

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I love this book!

What Woody and his wife went through are what horror movies are made of, and the fact that they made it through with even a stronger faith is so inspiring.

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Honest & Touching

I had to listen after hearing it mentioned in a Podcast episode (can't believe I didn't know about this book sooner). I left the groupie FB page after seeing so many posts across my NewsFeed that weren't edifying to my spirit, but reading this book was super spirit-lifting! It is a great testimony, and I NEVER tire of hearing a person's testimony 💜 Thank you, Mr. Overton, for having the courage to share this in today's times.

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Awesome!

God bless you Woody and Cindy. Sharing your experience has given me great inspiration and renewed my faith in God.

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Wow

Woody is such a good speaker and this story was unbelievable. It shows you and family need to be advocates for your health and stick to your believes. God is good.

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  • lindsay macdonald
  • 04-03-20

epic

woody overton is an amazing human and his story is one you need to listen to