God Our Anchor (Hardcover)
Held Fast through a Loved One’s Addiction
B&H Books, 9781535939393, 176pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2019
Do you have friend, family member, or loved one in the throes of addiction? Do you feel tossed by the storm of their struggle, wondering how to stay anchored in truth and hope as you walk beside them?
Deborah Bailey has been there. Having lost her precious daughter to the darkness of addiction, she knows what it’s like to run to God in prayer and Scripture, asking the hard questions and dealing with great loss head-on. In God Our Anchor: Held Fast Through A Loved One’s Addiction, Deborah has crafted thirty devotionals for those who face a similar journey. Each thoughtful entry helps the reader navigate the storm of a loved one’s addiction and hold fast to our great anchor, the Lord.
Whether you have lost loved ones to addiction, or still walk beside them even now in their struggle, Deborah’s devotionals are a safe harbor for you to meet the Lord, letting Him hold you fast in some of the roughest waters a person can brave.
About the Author
Deborah Bailey is a physical therapist, a teacher and advocate for intercessory prayer, and a mother who daily braves the loss of her daughter to drug addiction. Desperate for relief from the turmoil that the storm of addiction hailed at her daughter, Ashlynn, Deborah clung to God’s Word and fervent prayer at depths she had never plumbed before. While supporting her daughter through multiple drug rehabilitation programs, Christian counseling, and sessions with various experts in psychology and psychiatry, Deborah felt the presence of the Lord and knew He had a plan to share her experiences with others who faced the same turmoil. She and her husband, Mike, now have a teaching and speaking ministry that seeks to end addiction and increase public awareness about the current addiction crisis. Deborah is the cofounder alongside her husband of The Ashlynn Bailey Foundation, an initiative dedicated to restore the lives of reformed addicts, provide hope for families in the midst of an addiction crisis, and pave a way for justice to reign in this broken world of drugs. More information about their foundation may be found at the following website: www.ashlynnbaileyfoundation.com.