Deep in the Heart of Texas

Deep in the Heart of Texas

(10 customer reviews)


The daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor, I ran away from home when I was 17. For 28 years I traveled a path that took me to places from which few return. Unhealthy relationships and unbridled lusts…

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The daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor, I ran away from home when I was 17. For 28 years I traveled a path that took me to places from which few return. Unhealthy relationships and unbridled lusts corrupted my view of freedom and left me cornered in addiction – financed by my crafty manipulation and drug dealing. My tainted knowledge of love and polluted desire for escape kept me on a treacherous treadmill that continually fed the heartache of those I loved. But, through it all, the One who loved me unconditionally remained. This is my unvarnished account of the years I spent running and what brought that season to its redeeming end.

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Weight 0.945 lbs
Dimensions 0.85 × 5.5 × 8.5 in
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10 reviews for Deep in the Heart of Texas

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    John “Doc” Parrish
    October 17, 2016 – 6:44pm 5

    How could anyone embrace a destructive drug-culture lifestyle for 30 years and not only survive it, but ultimately find full redemption. Texas Stready fought her demons from her teen years through middle-age. Yet, through all these stages of life she never lost sight of what was her true identity a child of the King! This amazing true story is not for the faint of heart, but is one that’s certain to stir the heart. But, not with emotion. Stready’s dramatic, raw telling of a life lived in rebellion pulls the reader into her story…a life that was never too far removed from the loving grasp of God’s grace. It’s a story told honestly and without excuse by one who was lost, then found through His incomprehensible redeeming love.

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    Pam Freytes
    October 19, 2016 – 5:47pm 5

    This was a “real” heart felt book that had me captivated from the first page! A must read for anyone that has had any history of addiction in their past or present! Definitely a must read for anyone associated with someone enthralled in addiction. It shows hope that is found only in God and how he loves even when you feel unloved!! I highly recommend this book!!

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    Patti Michalik
    October 20, 2016 – 6:07am 5

    I read the book in one day,I could not put it down. I was so impressed with the Author; how she could bring you into situations so clearly .It is a book about addiction and all the places it takes you; more importantly it is a book about God’s all encompassing love and mercy. Texas’s message is the limitless importance of Jesus Christ as the propitiation for our sins (Chambers)

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    Kealy Griffin
    October 21, 2016 – 7:51am 5

    Found myself reading at stop lights, the car line, the stove. Couldn’t put it down. A well-written account of self-sabotage poetically expressed to help the reader feel theAuthor’s narration. Though I claim no religion, I find myself captivated by Texas’ faith and how it has shifted her adventure. This memoir serves as an inspiration to myself and many others in seek of overcoming various vices. Five Star Rating, can’t wait to see it on the big screen!

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    G. Polly Jordan
    October 23, 2016 – 11:24am 5

    Texas Stready exhibits a writing style which takes the reader captive on page one and does not let loose until the very end. It is raw with the most expressive word pictures using a minimum of words to convey maximum punch. While she details her three decades of demons and addiction, this story applies to any stronghold which keeps a person locked in bondage. For those who love a person currently addicted or afflicted, the book gives an “in your face” look at the struggle. For the one who wants to break free from enslavement, this is a must read.

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    Marisa Stam
    October 24, 2016 – 8:56am 5

    An extraordinary journey of real-life brokenness and God’s grace. If you know an addict, have been or are an addict, Texas’ story resonates. And if drug addiction hasn’t affected your life, but you’ve swallowed lies as truth and made choices that left you empty, this story hits home bringing with it extraordinary hope no matter how long, ugly or damaging the struggle. Texas’ vivid imagery puts you in the story, by her side, seeing it all unfold. There’s no quick fix here but there is redemption and an acknowledgement of the process…sinking into that process and letting God lead.

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    October 27, 2016 – 5:31pm 5

    Great inspirational book shows that with faith and God you can escape the deepest place of your addiction and have a beautiful life beyond any you thought is possible.

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    Sallye H Pettit
    October 28, 2016 – 6:10pm 5

    Texas Stready speaks her undressed truth in such a way that captures your mind and you HAVE to keep reading! Her powerful story chronicles her life from a young age as she descends into the dark world of addiction and the gritty anguish and unbelievable events that go along with her. Her writing is gutsy and daring and captures your soul as you journey with her until she, at last, ascends and heeds the voice that has never left her. Phenomenal! You need to read this book. You will not be disappointed. Thank you, Texas Stready, for writing this book and sharing your life. Your story is far from over!

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    Joan Lundy
    October 31, 2016 – 8:51am 5

    This is an inspiring memoir of a life of addiction. A page turner that you can’t put down. It is written in nursery rhyme theme but the VICTORY is no fairy tale. It is real. It can give hope to any addict or anyone who loves an addict. The escape from addiction is in these pages. A must read.

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    Donna Butler
    November 22, 2016 – 6:26pm 5

    WOW !! Texas has captured the true meaning of miracles. To read about a young adult struggle with the demons that tried to keep her from the foundation of her faith is so uplifting. As a mother of a child who has had to deal with her own demons is such an inspiration. Because “deep in her heart” Texas never truly wavered from her faith. This book is for all to read who need reminding that the good Lord is with us always. I can only wish Texas continued success. As I am so reminded when I am feeling alone, abandoned, not worthy……..”God’s Got This” Texas is living proof. Thank you to Redemption Press for allowing Texas to share her story.

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