Dennis Quaid is not your average actor. He has accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and put it all on the line to star in the hit Christian movie I Can Only Imagine. The actor’s embrace of Christianity has recently paid off big time – this movie was a surprise blockbuster. His story of faith is incredible – it changed his life and helped him defeat the demon of addiction.
Quaid claims he used cocaine daily during his early days in Hollywood. Those cocaine-fueled days led him to only sleep about an hour every night and he cried out to God for help.
“I was basically doing cocaine pretty much on a daily basis during the 80s. I spent many, many a night screaming at God to please take this away from me, I’ll never do it again because I’ve only got an hour before I have to be at work,” Quaid said. “Then about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, I would be “oh that’s not so bad’. I had a white light experience where I saw myself either dead or losing everything that meant anything to me.”
He also had another experience with a bright white light while performing with his band in LA. This time, it came with a premonition that caused him to change his lifestyle of addiction.
“I had one of those white-light experiences that night where I kind of realized I was going to be dead in five years if I didn’t change my ways. The next day I was in rehab,” the Houston native said.
Quaid said the 1990s helped define him as he recovered from his addictions. He’s changed his life and has embraced his faith. He’s stepped out as a Christian in Tinsel Town, which is a risky move, but Quaid is winning against the haters.
It was announced earlier this year that he will be starting as Ronald Reagan in a biographical movie about the 40th President. He also released a Christian song.
- Erin Perri | tmn.today