A Big Leaguer’s battle with drug and alcohol addiction and cirrhosis
Author: Randy Lerch
Pubpsher: Word to the World Ministries
Category: Sports & Recreation
God in the Bullpen! How else would one describe the One who rescued a major league pitcher? Many professional athletes have experimented with drugs. When I was told by a respected veteran that I would never make it in the major leagues without amphetamines, I trusted him and took them. They gave me a feeling of invincibility, but they hurt my performance. Soon, the “greenies” became a habit, and eventually I washed them down with alcohol. Of course, that became a habit, too. Eventually, addiction led to failed rehabilitation efforts and an automobile accident while driving impaired that nearly took my life. When I reached the lowest point ever, the ultimate relief pitcher, God, came from the bullpen and saved my life. I was later diagnosed with cirrhosis. My liver was incurably damaged by the alcohol. With His help, I am battling this, but only God can know how much time I have left. I want to tell my story to help others avoid the pitfalls that brought me to a time of despair. I also want to tell you that the LORD can help you if you will give your life to Him: and, He will give you eternal life in Heaven.
After their break-up--and different ways of dealing with it--Julene and Samson eventually find their way back to each other, but when she finds out what he did to keep himself busy while they were apart, she wonders: Can she trust him again?
A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book. From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters. After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec. Damien was a hotter version of my ex. The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking. He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall. Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist. The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities. We got to talking. He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup. He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more. Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie. I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien. I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good. Author's note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel.
From Gold Pen Award-winner and master storyteller Brandon Massey come fourteen darker-than-night tales of sheer terror that will make your blood run cold. . . • A man driving home from a Halloween costume party suddenly comes face to face with an evil that's all too real. . . • An elderly woman, obsessed with obituaries, finds herself intimately connected with the dead in the most unlikely of ways. . . • A lifelong racist is plunged into his ultimate nightmare. . . • An unfaithful husband discovers to his horror that his attractive new neighbor has in mind seduction of the wickedest kind. . . Prepare to be petrified by this chilling collection, certain to send you spiraling into a dark realm of imagination where the once-familiar becomes menacingly twisted. . . Praise for the novels of Brandon Massey "Stunning." --The Chicago Tribune "I slept with the lights on." --QBR "I've been waiting a long time for a writer like Brandon Massey." --Tananarive Due "Spellbinding." --Zane