I Am Who I Am

The Process

by Benny Martinez



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/18/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781973668893
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781973668886
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781973668909

About the Book

Addiction. It is a term that devours so many people with hopelessness and others with frustrating terror and anger as they watch loved ones destroy themselves in the process. When you are the one who is addicted, you believe there is no hope and that you can never be free. When you are the one who loves an addict, you fear every phone call will bring devastating news even while you beg, plead, threaten, and fight the addictive sin that is destroying your life and the life of your family member or friend. Addiction is never a victimless crime. It affects everyone you know and many whom you do not know. I Am Who I Am is a journey of poetry documenting the process through which God mercifully brought author Benny Martinez out of drug addiction and into His truly marvelous light. Yet, neither Benny nor any reader is perfect or will be perfect in this lifetime. He has not “arrived” to the point of doing everything right all the time, nor is his life the proverbial bed of roses. Yet, therein lies the hope! It is indeed a process through which God lovingly, consistently, and continually refines everyone who seeks Him, regardless of the hopeless circumstances that may be one’s present reality. Walk with Benny through a journey that is painful, real, raw, heartbreaking, soul-bearing and uplifting all at the same time. May you find Him.

About the Author

Benny Martinez is a no one from nowhere, but he is under the conviction that these poems can stir something intense deep inside each reader. God has freed Benny from a significant drug addiction, and he now lives in Punta Gorda, Florida, with his soon-to-be wife while he fights his way back from losing everything but his life. He wants to convey in his poetry his firsthand account of “The Process” every son and daughter of Christ must go through to be refined by the Trinity of the Lord. It is not an easy, carefree path, but by God’s grace, it is available to all who call upon His name in repentance and faith. It is indeed a process.