Matt Rowland Hill had two great loves in his life: Jesus and heroin. The son of an evangelical minister, Hill grew up with an unwavering devotion to the tenets of his parents' Baptist church. But by high school, he began to experience a crisis of faith. To fill the void, he turned to literature, and then to heroin and cocaine. By his twenties, Hill's substance abuse escalated into a full-on addiction. As he grew increasingly suicidal, he knew he had to come to terms with both religion and drugs to survive.
Arresting, confessional ... The story of his life as addict is so harrowing that it is often painfully hard to read ... The book is anything but a failure ... It’s remarkable—beautifully written and wonderfully insightful. Doubt and faith are twin themes that inform the captivating story and, without doubt, will also captivate readers of this extraordinary memoir.
Exquisite and unflinching ... Combined with his stunning prose, his clever use of biblical metaphors...makes his story of salvation all the more affecting. In a sea of addiction memoirs, this stands out.