Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: USA
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1940-2014
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Appalachian Trail
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Irvin B., Blind Courage, WRS Group, Incorporated, 1995.

For 26 years I was an alcoholic and lived my life out of control. I never even thought of God much less sought a personal relationship with Him. This is how it is now. Through my youngest son's surrender to cocaine addition, I was able to get a good look at my life the way God saw it and it was not a pretty picture. I was to the place in my addiction that I was drinking around the clock and thought that I would die without it.

God dramatically and completely delivered me from the desire to drink. Two months later He delivered me from my five-pack a day cigarette addiction. God provided these miracles without my asking for help or even having a desire to recover. Then through the love of a man that He put into my life I was led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Then I learned that He changed me and helped me overcome all the things that prevented me from being a happy person. I experienced the peace and joy that only comes when one is willing to surrender and allow Jesus Christ to become first in his or her life.

The Trail was a pilgrimage to share God's love with all those whom I met while hiking. The book Blind Courage, is an account of my experiences and shares the plan of salvation with every one who reads it. It is not my book, it is God's book and after you read it you will understand why.

https://appalachiantrail.com/20140319/life-death-thru-hiker-bill-irwin/ 

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