Tempting The Devil: Criss-Crossing The Globe In Search Of Answers About Addiction And Long-Term Recovery
Ocala, FL, March 4, 2016 – Alcohol and drug abuse cost this country $417 billion annually in crime, lost productivity and healthcare. But long-term recovery is a reality for millions. Howard Beckman’s story begins like so many others. One-by-one, bad decisions led him down the path of drug addiction and international drug smuggling, ultimately landing him in a Thai prison. The remarkable story of Beckman’s evolution as a spiritual counselor, author and inspirational speaker are recorded in his memoir Tempting the Devil in the Name of God: The Heavy Hand of Fate.
His story reads like a psychological thriller at times, other times as a mysterious journey into exotic lands and people. No matter where he found himself, he bounced from one extreme to another: prison and corruption to finding spiritual peace. His journey is one of survival and anyone who has directly or indirectly experienced the horrors of drug addiction will find his memoir meaningful on a variety of levels.
“It’s my hope that by sharing how I survived my darkest days, it will somehow inspire someone who has lost their way, or even their will to go on,” says Beckman. “When you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up. Sometimes you have to just let go of the past to find your own path in life.”
Howard Beckman is a writer, speaker and spiritual counselor. He is an expert in the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Tempting the Devil in the Name of God: The Heavy Hand of Fate
By Howard Beckman
Inspire on Purpose Publishing
Available at www.howardbeckman.com
ISBN-13: 978-1-941782-24-8 Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-941782-26-2 Kindle Mobi File
ISBN-13: 978-1-941782-25-5 Global ePub File
Book proceeds benefit Ocala Equine Rescue 501(c) 3.
Please see the review from Jen Gordon at Halfstack Magazine at: http://halfstackmagazine.blogspot.com/2015/11/a-tale-of-human-strength-overcoming.html
Chelsea-Rae Abbate, Manhattan with a Twist: “Howard Beckman has been many things, but boring is not one of them…his story is interesting and thought provoking, a book that is easier to delve into and tear through than it is to be believed. And yet, by the time I completed this book, I was a believer. A satisfying ending was handed to me on a silver platter, tying up all loose ends, and done in that familiar, conversational tone that makes you keep turning pages. The ebbs and flows of the narrative, coupled with what feels like a true commitment to honesty and living his truth, made me happy I had the opportunity to read this book.”
Gordon Cawsey, Canadian Soap Box: “…I’m convinced this book can serve as inspiration for anyone seeking to find peace, for anyone looking to put past troubles, issues behind them, for anyone seeking a spiritual path…Reading this book has already helped me deal with the stresses in my own life. We all have stress, but a book like this can provide that wonderful but often elusive element we all need, perspective.”
To see more reviews, please visit www.howardbeckman.com.