Synopses & Reviews
After more than twenty-three years addicted to methamphetamine and otherdrugs, David Parnell put an SKS assault rifle under his chin and pulled the trigger.The blast took off half his face, yet somehow he survived. They called him the 'miracle man' at the Nashville hospital where he'd been pronounced clinically dead. Following an afterlife experience where he briefly experienced hell, David woke up in the hospital, and he was changed forever, both physically and emotionally. In Facing the Dragon, you will witness the slow, agonizing metamorphosis of a good-looking high-school athlete into a violent, drug-dealing, psychotic wife-beater whose children were terrified of him. In graphic detail, you'll relive his suicide attempts and then walk alongside him as he endures countless surgeries to reconstruct his decimated face and learns how to cope with his hideous disfigurement. Now thirty-nine, Parnell is clean and sober and is making the most of the second chance he's been given, bringing his message about the dangers of meth and other drugs to schools, prisons, churches, and antidrug organizations around the world as a full-time lecturer. By experiencing the nightmare of his life--and his brief glimpse of hell--you will find hope and healing when facing your own life-threatening dragons.
After more than twenty-three years addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs, David Parnell put an SKS assault rifle under his chin and pulled the trigger.
After more than 23 years addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs, Parnell put an SKS assault rifle under his chin and pulled the trigger. Here he chronicles how that desperate act pulled him out of his personal hell.
About the Author
Nationally known speaker, David Parnell, is a methamphetamine and suicide survivor from Tennessee. Parnell gives an average of 120 keynote addresses each year.
His audiences include students (grades 6 and up), teachers, administrators, parents, law enforcement and emergency service personnel, social workers, church members, youth groups, and anyone else concerned about drug use.
Parnell is a powerful voice on the dangers of methamphetamine.&
Amy Hammond Hagberg is an author, ghostwriter, editor, radio host, and speaker. She is a frequent contributor to publications around the world on subjects ranging from marriage and parenting to spirituality and business and lifestyle pieces. She specializes in celebrity profiles. Her magazine clients include Redbook, SavvyMiss, ParentLife, HomeLife, Collegiate, Listen, and dozens of others.