Winner of the 2021 Illumination Book Awards Silver Medal in the Enduring Light Christian Thought category!

Winner of the 2021
Illumination Book Awards
Silver Medal in the
Enduring Light Christian
Thought category!

Winner of the 2021
Illumination Book Awards
Silver Medal in the
Enduring Light Christian
Thought category!

about the author

Gary has suffered from addictions for many years. Gary has worked in detox, adult and adolescence residential programs, and in community mental health. Gary is a graduate of Denver Seminary and is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Gary lives in Aurora, Colorado, with his wife, Lynda, with whom he shares the joy of hiking, birdwatching, and just sitting in the backyard enjoying their garden.

ABOUT HOPE IN THE MADNESS

ADDICTION.

Few words are as polarizing. Some say it is a choice. Some say it is a disease that affects how the brain works. Some say it’s both a disease and a choice.

GARY ACKERT

has suffered from multiple addictions, beginning at a young age. Getting married and starting a family didn’t deliver him. Only when he experienced the gospel of Jesus Christ did he find the hope and strength to break free from its grip.

IN HOPE IN THE MADNESS,

Gary shares the freedom-giving good news that:

• God isn’t surprised or disappointed in our addiction
• Jesus joins us in the midst of our struggle
• The Holy Spirit, living in us, gives us the strength to overcome it

THROUGH THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL,

we really can break free from our addiction. Gary guides us through the journey to freedom.

CONTACT ME

what people are saying

This book has helped me overcome my barriers to living with God’s fullness. It’s full of sage, seasoned wisdom for anybody who wants to live in God’s freedom. I highly recommend it.

steven vannoy

BLOG

You said I’m worth what?

I recently went to visit my son and his wife. I was looking forward to some relaxing birding with my wife, but instead I got two feet of snow and spent time snowblowing my son’s driveway. I found myself asking a question. I realized that part of who I defined myself...

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Who Are YOU?

Who Are YOU?

Who am I? I believe this one question haunts all of us. Some may say the struggle to find ourselves starts when we are born. Others say it starts when we enter Junior or Senior high school. Many still struggle with this question as adults. Some go through life finding...

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Are YOU Special?

All of us have asked this question during our lives. I was talking to someone about this topic today. I asked them what does it mean to be special? They answered by saying we have a special talent or gift that makes us different from everyone else. I thought that’s a...

read more

Welcome

Welcome to the Hope in the Madness Blog! I am Gary Ackert, the author of Hope in the Madness. I struggled with addiction most of my life and have worked with many who have also struggled with addiction. I have experienced many things during my journey. Some positive,...

read more

CONTACT ME

what people are saying

This book has helped me overcome my barriers to living with God’s fullness. It’s full of sage, seasoned wisdom for anybody who wants to live in God’s freedom. I highly recommend it.

Steven Vannoy

BLOG

You said I’m worth what?

I recently went to visit my son and his wife. I was looking forward to some relaxing birding with my wife, but instead I got two feet of snow and spent time snowblowing my son’s driveway. I found myself asking a question. I realized that part of who I defined myself...

read more
Who Are YOU?

Who Are YOU?

Who am I? I believe this one question haunts all of us. Some may say the struggle to find ourselves starts when we are born. Others say it starts when we enter Junior or Senior high school. Many still struggle with this question as adults. Some go through life finding...

read more

Are YOU Special?

All of us have asked this question during our lives. I was talking to someone about this topic today. I asked them what does it mean to be special? They answered by saying we have a special talent or gift that makes us different from everyone else. I thought that’s a...

read more

Welcome

Welcome to the Hope in the Madness Blog! I am Gary Ackert, the author of Hope in the Madness. I struggled with addiction most of my life and have worked with many who have also struggled with addiction. I have experienced many things during my journey. Some positive,...

read more