Delivered: A Memoir: My Dark Path Through Addiction

Delivered: A Memoir: My Dark Path Through Addiction

by Janet Gillispie, Sammie Jo Barstow


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A thrilling personal story you don't want to miss! After years of addiction, prostitution, homelessness, and unimaginable loss, Delivered shares a raw and candid document of how one woman's life was radically changed when she experienced the ultimate delivery—hers and that of an unexpected daughter. The greatness of God is so miraculously displayed that you'll be inspired to believe that if God can change Janet's life, He can change anyone, maybe even yours.

In addition to being a good read, Delivered offers advice for addicts and family members dealing with loved ones in self-destructive lifestyles.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596693777
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 05/06/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

In her search for love and acceptance, Janet Gillispie traveled a long, hard road through addiction, prostitution, homelessness, racial prejudice, violent rages, degrading activities, betrayal, and regret. Delivering a fourth child that she did not want, she had a radical encounter with God. In that instance, she was radically transformed and has never looked back. Quick to admit that she is still flawed, she and her daughter are examples of God’s redeeming power, His ultimate love, and His unexplainable peace. Her 30 years of deceit and guilt had her constantly moving from job to job; however, the new Janet was recently recognized by her employer as “Outstanding Employee of the Year.” Quick to admit she is not a saint, all who know her can see the remarkable difference in her life and the sense of joy and peace that she has. Sammie Jo Barstow wrote the feature story about Janet Gillispie's life for Missions Mosiac magazine and since then has been passionate about telling Janet's story. The author of numerous articles for various Christian publications distributed by LifeWay and the Woman's Missionary Union, an auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention, she has been writing for more than 20 years. She has two daughters and four grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Searching for Love 13

Chapter 2 Death, Betrayal, and Heartbreak 21

Chapter 3 A Parent, but Still a Child 25

Chapter 4 A Downhill Decade 29

Chapter 5 Married in Mississippi 38

Chapter 6 Sam, Cheers, and No More Work 46

Chapter 7 A New Profession ? and Homelessness 57

Chapter 8 Friendship on the Street 64

Chapter 9 Homeless and Pregnant ? Again 74

Chapter 10 A Safe Place, God, and the Same Old Me 79

Chapter 11 Back on the Street 87

Chapter 12 The Power of Addiction 92

Chapter 13 True Friends 102

Chapter 14 Tom 105

Chapter 15 Brandon 112

Chapter 16 The Beginning of the End 120

Chapter 17 Deliverance Day 125

Chapter 18 No Turning Back 132

Chapter 19 My Decision for Purity 139

Chapter 20 One More Big Step - New Teeth! 145

Chapter 21 Growing and Learning 148

Chapter 22 Pathways and Christian Women's Job Corps 153

Chapter 23 Our first Home 158

Chapter 24 More Progress 164

Chapter 25 Overwhelming Blessings 171

Epilogue and Notes to Readers 181

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