Gallia man pens book about substance abuse

Staff Report

OHIO VALLEY — Kevin Dennis’s new book, “God Can: Redemption and Hope in the Drug Abuse War,” shows the powerful hand of God in the resurrection of a dilapidated school property into a facility to rebuild lives.

When Dennis and his wife faced the drug addiction of their adult daughter, they desperately searched for something or someone to help. In this book, they share their firsthand experiences to help others find help, hope and healing.

Most people see little hope and do not know how to deal with the issue and/or the individuals struggling with substance abuse. This book separates the person from the drug abuse and helps readers love the person yet deal with the chemical abuse.

The author also stresses the importance of a community to handle the substance abuse issue as a community wide problem. All community members need to be a part of the solution to achieve victory in this social, cultural, medical, spiritual, economic, legal, and emotional war. This book is a navigation map for those who are dealing with the drug abuse of a loved one — lessons learned and practical guidance through that most difficult world.

“I hope readers will clearly see that God is still working miracles and can save their loved one from the clutches of drug addiction,” Dennis said. “I hope that God will get all the glory from Amber’s life change and the revitalization of the Field of Hope property. I pray that the hope offered by God through seemingly impossible circumstances will be the portion of all who read the book.”

Dennis graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He retired from American Electric Power as an environmental manager with oversight of 70 electric generating plants in 11 states. He acquired important skills to aid in the Field of Hope revitalization.

He and his wife dealt with 21 years of drug addiction in their daughter’s life. They became certified counselors through the American Association of Christian Counselors. They attended numerous trainings and did extensive research on the substance abuse culture and the legal system workings. They helped start a recovery outreach, Gallia Strong Tower, and have served 12 years.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order God Can: Redemption and Hope in the Drug Abuse War through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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