Going For Broke - eBook   -     By: Melanie Dobson
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David C. Cook / 2013 / ePub

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When Leia's dreams of flying planes for a big company are shattered along with her leg, she turns into the arms of casinos for comfort. Leia feels helpless as she gambles her income, her family's savings, and church money away, and even goes so far as to proposition people for funds to fuel her addiction. When her addiction takes her to the very limits of what she can stand, she must let God, her husband, and new life to pull her back from the precipice. With strength, love, and the grace of God, Leia forces her life from the gambling rut to start over and find redemption. Melanie Dobson, softcover, 320 pages.

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781434765529
ISBN-13: 9781434765529
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Leia Carlisle can't tell anyone her secret.

After a debilitating ski injury, Leia loses her job as an airline pilot and turns to gambling for its empowering adrenaline rush. But the more she gambles, the more Leia thrives on the rush of euphoric wins until her obsession consumes her.

If she doesn't overcome this addiction, the game will destroy her family, her faith—and her life.

Author Bio

Melanie Dobson is the owner of the publicity firm Dobson Media and is the author of several books, including Latte for One and Loving It! and Together for Good. She was also the feature writer for the Ford Motor Company's coffee table book titled No Boundaries.

Author Bio

Melanie Dobson is the owner of the publicity firm Dobson Media and is the author of several books, including Latte for One and Loving It! and Together for Good. She was also the feature writer for the Ford Motor Company's coffee table book titled No Boundaries.

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In Going for Broke, author Melanie Dobson writes with her finger on the pulse of addictive gambling. Readers will hold their breath as bets are made, will cringe as the consequences deepen, and will ultimately smile as the grace of God pierces through the most devastating of circumstances.
Leia cannot stop pulling the golden handle. She dreams of it in her sleep and works at it in the casino for hours on end when she’s awake. Every time her husband is not near, the whispering promise of windfalls of cash beckon Leia. A former pilot for private trips in her Cessna, Leia was fearless enough to land on cliff tops or plunge through storms. Yet, facing the roulette tables and the slot machines proves to be a danger she cannot beat. The games begin as a hobby, a way of releasing stress, but then they become a way to make some easy money while her husband is away and she is not able to fly. But the odds are on the house and the hobby becomes an addiction.
Going for Broke is an intensely realistic look into the destructive cycle of the gambling addiction. Though the book focuses on gambling, it serves as a realistic portrait of the downward spiral involved with any form of addiction. As Leia falls deeper in debt, she must continue to hide her sin from the women at the local church, not to mention Ethan (her loving husband). The web gets smaller and the stakes get higher until Leia must make a heartbreaking decision. Either she must admit and reveal her destruction to Ethan or continue down a path of ever deepening darkness.
The novel had a way of drawing me in, of slowly reeling me closer and closer to the end that I hoped all along wouldn’t happen. It both thrilled and frightened. It introduced me to characters whom I wanted to reach out to and help. Ultimately, the book educated me, something of which I believe the author would be proud. Going for Broke isn’t a gamble at all as far as books are concerned – it’s an absolute winner. – Lauren Steigerwald, Christian Book Previews.com

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    i was searching for a book on gambling addictions, and found very little speificaly geared toward the behavior however i came across this fiction book that told a very credible story with a remarkable ending of how an addict becomes an addict and the deception of bondage that they weave. it did bring into play some additional charecters with very credible stories that help me to understand how why and the boundaries that need to be set.

    more importantly i used this book to help me explain to my 16 year old what was happening with his dad, and why it was so bad. we discussed it after he read the book and hen i explained the struggle his father was going through. i am greatful for this author.
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