As a teen, one drink or hit might seem harmless. Exposing his own temptations, uses and addictions to drugs, Fred DePold shares how millions of Americans look back to that first choice as one that led to a lifetime of disappointments, broken lives and families, ruined relationships and even death.
“Stand at the Crossroads” is a firsthand look at the issues that one must face on whether or not to join the party. While some of the drugs have changed over the years, the effects on peoples’ lives are the same, ruined and broken.The book is written with the hopes that the millions of teenagers and young adults struggling or experimenting with drugs/alcohol and or thinking the drugs and or alcohol crowd is cool, will read this and take to heart the learning experiences of those that have gone before them and will make a change in their life.The main theme of the book is base on scripture found in Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV):
This is what the LORD says:
"Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is,
and walk in it and you will find rest for your souls."
About the Author
Fred DePold is an Outreach Evangelism Pastor; Founder of Restoration Ministries distributing food to poor and needy; husband, father of three and grandfather. DePold’s life of drug and alcohol abuse started casually as a teen. A beer here and a joint there turned into 20 years of struggle that affected his relationships with friends, family and acquaintances. He recognizes that partying can seem fun and first but in the long term it will destroy your life.
What a wonderful enlightening book that is a real eye opener. The book was easy to read and each chapter included a list of important points that were covered. The author used real life examples of how drugs and alcohol almost ruined his life and family. I am presently a Junior in high school and as far as I am aware, none of my friends are struggling with any addictions but people have been known to hide it well. The Thirty Day Challenge that is mentioned in the book is a great place to start if you have difficulties in your life. I recommend this book to everyone and maybe it will help you make the right decisions in life.
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book by Bring It On Communications for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.