Breaking the Octopus Grip of Addiction

by Dr. Douglas E. Carr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/28/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781973684527
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781973684534
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781973684510

About the Book

Addiction is multi-faceted and each facet must be addressed. Breaking the Octopus Grip of Addiction came through revelation of an octopus. The head represents the spirit of bondage, the tentacles represent: rejection, iniquity, rebellion, python, fragmentation, trauma and imprinting. This book equips addicts and their mentors to address a plethora of issues leading to the truth that will set them free.

Addictions have become one of the top problems in today’s North America. Almost every family has at least one addicted member. How do we as believers assist true seekers in finding freedom? Dr. Douglas and Pamela Carr not only layout the problem but describe in detail the steps to freedom. They noted the characteristics of the octopus and used it to frame the addiction challenges, outlining each issue and the route to freedom. I know both Doug and Pam well. I have watched them blossom over the years we have been in relationship. They started with healing and delivering themselves of their own issues and broke through into helping others. Now they are flourishing. I highly recommend both them and this book.

—Barbara J Yoder

Lead Apostle
Shekinah Regional Apostolic Center
Breakthrough Apostolic Ministries Network

About the Author

Doug was frustrated in ministry. He helped many, but felt powerless to help those who most needed help, especially addicts and tormented people.

Transformation began when a woman approached him one morning. She admitted she was addicted to gambling and facing bankruptcy. Doug was was shocked because he led her to Jesus years before. She had gone through discipleship, quit drinking, repented of a wrong relationship and was faithful to church.

As Doug listened, he reallized she needed more than he knew how to give. He heard a still small voice telling him to cast out the spirit of gambling. He argued with the voice. He didn’t believe in demons and deliverance. Yet the voice persisted and he finally gave a faithless command “spirit of gambling, I bind you and command you to release this woman now, In Jesus’ Name.” Nothing manifested and Doug and Pam soon left for vacation. He figured he would counsel the woman once a week for months or years when he returned home.

Amazingly, when he cautiously approached the woman again, she had not even been tempted after that prayer. Preivously she “ate, drank, and slept with desire to gamble”. Intrigued, Doug began seeking New Testament power for ministry through fasting, studying, and completing his masters and doctorate in deliverance and intercession.
Doug has ministered deep healing and deliverance for twenty-four years now and leads a ministry of equipping others to do the same.