Break Every Chain: A Police Officer's Battle with Alcoholism, Depression, and Devastating Loss; And the True Story of How God Changed His Life Forever

Break Every Chain: A Police Officer's Battle with Alcoholism, Depression, and Devastating Loss; And the True Story of How God Changed His Life Forever

by Jonathan E. Hickory


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Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and military members all see the innermost of our dark and fallen world. Jonathan Hickory gives us a veteran police officer’s intimate perspective into the struggle that many of our heroes battle in their hearts.

Drowning in the depths of depression and sadness, burning with anger, and chained down by alcoholism, Jonathan couldn’t do any more. After the death of his father as a young boy, facing countless horrific death scenes in the line of duty, and the loss of his first son, Jonathan turned to the world for answers—finding only darkness. Facing the threat of losing his job as a police officer, the loss of his wife and daughter, and contemplating suicide, Jonathan turns to the only one who can truly save—Jesus.

Read the powerful true story of how a step into faith saved Jonathan from the clutches of sin and addiction, changing his life forever. This amazing story of grace and the life-changing power of Jesus Christ is guaranteed to encourage everyone who reads it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643007564
Publisher: Covenant Books
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 296,652
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Break Every Chain: A police officer's battle with alcoholism, depression, and devastating loss; and the true story of how God changed his life forever 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down from the moment I started reading. It is well written, honest and gripping. I laughed, cried and felt inspired as I poured over these pages, eager to learn the outcome of the next chapter. I highly recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Raw Honest Wonderful This book takes us on a journey from being a regular kid going through life, spiraling down into the destruction of anger. The story surrounds us with a raw pain that can crush our spirit and leave us exposed to the hollowness and despair of a loss of direction and identity. But thankfully, we are not left there. We are brought through it all to a glimmer of hope, a hint of a lifeline. Slowly, beautifully, miraculously, we find light, healing, victory and joy embracing the author and beckoning to all humanity. I love this book!
KatieL92 More than 1 year ago
This was so amazing that I couldn’t put it down and read it in a single day! Reading from the perspective of a dispatcher, it opened my eyes to some of the same feelings of darkness that I face myself. Everyone should read it, but especially those in the public safety and military family. It will give you hope that through Jesus there is a light in the darkness and we don’t have to let the dark consume us. Well done and thank you so much for opening yourself up and sharing your powerful journey!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! This book is a great read, not just for police officers but for anyone. The story of redemption and forgiveness is an encouragement to all. The author lays it all out on the table and gives hope to everyone. NO matter what you have been through or are going through in life, God can and will forgive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just amazing. This book is well written, engaging, and so brutally honest. While I was captivated, I was inspired and uplifted! I could not put this book down. Break Every Chain is absolutely a MUST read!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite A real story with real pain, loss, suffering, and heartache, Break Every Chain: A Police Officer's Battle with Alcoholism, Depression, and Devastating Loss; And the True Story of How God Changed His Life Forever by Jonathan E. Hickory takes readers on an emotional ride through his experience of grace. It’s a tale of hope and inspiration that shows the inscrutable workings of God in the life of a man set for self-destruction. Meet the protagonist, a veteran police office battling with his demons; an alcoholic who struggles with depression and whose anger, infidelity, and PTSD push him to hurt his wife and daughter deeply. But it is his path to healing that is fascinating. Readers encounter a human being, a law enforcement officer who, after the painful loss of his father at an early age, witnessed so many dead bodies in his line of duty. When he lost his own son, the failure to make sense of the loss drove him towards a dark path. In this memoir, he chronicles the painful journey towards hell and redemption with unusual honesty and clarity. The writing is filled with light and the author's sense of humanity is captured with unusual finesse and style. From the very start of the narrative, Jonathan describes an emotional moment of pain between him and his wife, Tracy, and the words that stirred him right to the depths of his being: “I hate you! Everything you ever say is mean, and we don’t deserve to be treated like this! We are your family!” He notes the effects of this statement in the words that follow: “I was a monster and I was destroying my life and hers.” Break Every Chain is deftly written; a moving memoir filled with hope and light. Honest, compelling, and inspirational.
Brian_Moubray More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one sitting. Any time I attempted to put it down I was drawn to it again and again until I finished it. Jonathan tells us a story of being broken by his father's death at a young age, and how that brokenness continued into his adult life. Faced with the extremes of life while working as a police officer, he did what many are prone to do: numb himself by any means necessary. Jonathan tells us of his absolute, rock bottom moment in life in such a way that you are there walking with him. You feel every emotion he feels as he pours his life out in this book. Right in his most desperate moment, he reaches out to the One who has the power to save his life. Jonathan's amazing story of brokenness and depression is eclipsed by his story of the power of Jesus Christ to give life and to give it in abundance. Where a broken man once lived now lives a man fully alive in the glory of God's redemptive plan for his life. This book is absolutely life changing for whoever reads it, and I absolutely recommend it.
Jaynuke More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend reading Break Every Chain! This book reveals what can happen when Satan takes control. Starting with a devastating loss at just 11 years old, Jonathan takes us through his life. The highs, and the terrible, destructive lows. The book is very well laid out and very easy to read.