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How an Accident, Alcohol, and Addiction Led Me to God

Robby Gallaty, Rob Suggs, David Platt (Foreword by)


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Robby Gallaty is not who you think he is.

In Recovered, pastor and author Robby Gallaty tells the story of how God radically saved him from his addictions and called him into a life of discipleship.
Robby grew up in a very religious Catholic family who attended church every Sunday and confession on Saturday if needed. Very rarely did he miss a Saturday night dinner and a movie with his parents and sister Lori. You can imagine how devastated they were when Robby stole $15,000 from them to fuel his drug addiction. Two years earlier, he was rear-ended on his way home from work by an 18-wheeler. Two herniated discs in his neck and back forced him to rely on pharmaceutical drugs to cope with the pain. Within three months, he transitioned to street drugs, heroine, and cocaine, after blowing through his thirty-day prescription in two weeks. Robbing his parents was the only option to prolong his drug habit. 
Shortly thereafter, Robby hit rock bottom. But God wasn’t done with him. After a trip to rehab followed by a relapse and a second rehab visit, Robby surrendered his life to Christ, and nothing has ever been the same. This story—a story of salvation and new life—is for any reader who:
  • wonders if God is done with them

  • has messed up time and time again

  • is battling drug or alcohol addiction or other destructive behaviors

  • has a loved one in the throes of addiction

  • needs to be reminded of the miraculous salvation found in the gospel


B&H Books, 9781535909839, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

About the Author

Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up (2013), Firmly Planted (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship (2015), MARCS of a Disciple (2016), The Forgotten Jesus (2017), Preaching for the Rest of Us (2018), and Here and Now (2019).