This book is the story of how my hope departed, how it was restored, and how I've kept it alive. I wrote it for drug addicts, alcoholics, gamblers, sex addicts, hurt people, prideful people, and angry people. I wrote it for the fear-ridden, the guilty, the insecure, the obsessed, the perpetually disappointed, and anyone else caught in the tornado of destruction that is addiction. I wrote it for those without hope, so they can kw beyond a doubt that hope is alive. I grew up in a glass house, open seemingly for the whole world to see. Each disappointment and defeat pushed me farther and farther along my dark journey. I had absolutely control, hope, and future outside of a daily purposeful pursuit to get high. But hope surfaced, and has driven me to a freedom and satisfaction I had previously assumed were unattainable.
Lance Lang has devoted his life to inspiring hope in those suffering from addiction, sharing his own journey from addiction to brokenness to forgiveness. From growing up as a pastor's son under the watchful eye of small-town America to leading a $30 million project management firm at the age of 25, pressure to perform and live up to others' expectations was a way of life for Lance. As the heaviness of these burdens grew, Lance turned to drugs and alcohol to keep up, creating a years-long cycle of abuse and addiction that destroyed his hope and left him in a reclusive, depressive state he thought would be his life forever. But God had a different plan. Lance's pull to sobriety is nothing short of a miracle. God pursued him and in a moment's notice changed everything in his life. During a 90 day stay at Rob's Ranch, a Christ-based treatment center, Lance claims God broke him in a good way. The call to make his story a ministry was cemented during that stay and solidified soon after leaving. Lance was offered the challenge of leading the center that had changed his life through a transitional period. While there, Rob's Ranch grew in all facets and is now one of the most successful programs in the country. Lance currently is the Executive Director of Hope is Alive, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting men and women recovering from all types of addictions. He is also a marketing consultant for several businesses, non-profits, and churches, and is the Recovery Pastor at Sanctuary OKC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His website LanceLang.com is read by thousands each week.