Deep beneath the cop’s badge he wore, Steve had a dark secret. Behind the arrogant exterior was a man obsessed with the triple-X rated underworld. In this autobiography Gallagher describes himself as nearly insane with paralyzing fear, devilish pride and seething bitterness. He was unsure if God could really bring something good out of a life so ravaged by sin. Out of the Depths of Sexual Sin is the riveting story of a man who courageously battled his way out of deep darkness to help found Pure Life Ministries, helping other men gain freedom from the bondage he was once in.
Steve tells his story to testify to the fact that God can transform the most wretched life into one of decency. In it he shares his deepest struggles and most humiliating failures. Knowing others, too, have had similar experiences, Steve wants them to know there is a way out, through Jesus Christ. It is his hope that in reading his story God will bring those who suffer, like he once did, out of their despair and bless them with a life of joy and freedom.
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Reading this book became a turning point in my life. I am encouraged by Steve Gallagher’s honest reflections on a less-than-perfect life, and his unshakeable pursuit of God. After finishing this book (which you may find impossible to put down until you do finish it), I was able to finally say with assurance that I want Jesus. Steve’s life demonstrates that it is both possible and very desirable for anyone, but particularly for someone in sexual sin, to walk in freedom in Christ.
Steve Gallagher, a former deputy in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, is the president of Pure Life Ministries (PLM). He is an ordained minister and holds an associate of arts degree from Sacramento City College and a ministerial arts degree from Capital Bible Institute. A certified biblical counselor through the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) in Denver, Colorado, he has dedicated his life to helping men overcome sexual sin through holiness and a passionate pursuit of Jesus. PLM operates a live-in program on a 45-acre facility for Christian men seeking God’s answers to sexual sin.