SEX & SURRENDER follows the journey of A.D. Burks, a recovering sex addict. Raised predominantly in a single-parent religious-based home, A.D. was given every opportunity to succeed in life, and he did. He flourished in education, entertainment and corporate arenas, and his life appeared perfect. Yet deep down his personal life was tormenting him due to the conflict between his spiritual and sexual beliefs. Longing for the perfect/traditional family he never had with his female best-friend, he redirected his pain through countless forms of risky sexual behavior. Sex & Surrender graphically recounts the addictive cycle which lasted nearly 12 years and almost ended his life-until he had a dream that helped him realize he had to find a way out. Therapy and spiritual counseling provided a temporary respite and helped him devise a four-step process to manage his addiction. Yet his true breakthrough didn't come until the root of his pain was uncovered.
A.D. BURKS is a native Texan and true Renaissance man who sang at Carnegie Hall and wrote a song entitled Renaissance Revolution. After earning a degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College, he pursued a music career while teaching in the Atlanta, Nashville and Houston public school systems. His strong sense of faith (and a little help from fate) provided him an opportunity to train and travel internationally under the same vocal coach as several Arista Records artists. A.D. has a Master's in Business Administration from Rice University. Working in real estate development, he completed his own development projects and transitioned into corporate real estate for the world resource his state of Texas is known for: Oil. With Sex & Surrender, A.D. returns to his first love, and what he considers his calling-creativity creativity and spiritual growth. In this book, he hopes to share the experiences and life lessons he learned along the way.