MEDIA: Reading is Holy –

April 5, 2018 – In his newly released book, Preaching Under the Influence, A Minister’s Struggle, Brandon Holt, a nationally recognized pastor and licensed chemical dependency counselor, details his struggle with addiction to prescription painkillers, losing it all, including his church and family and the steps to his recovery. “I clearly recall the day my addiction began; I was in the hospital recovering from surgery and was given a morphine pump. Each time I hit the pump my whole world opened up and I hadn’t a care in the world,” said Holt. “As a preacher, I would get up on Sunday morning knowing I was going to be in front of hundreds of people who were depending on hearing a good message. I would take it before I walked into the church and keep a couple of pills at the pulpit in grape soda.”

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