Actor Dennis Quaid Says He’s ‘Grateful To Be Alive’ After Overcoming Addiction And Finding God

Actor Dennis Quaid has overcome some personal struggles but now says he’s “grateful to still be here” and “grateful to be alive.”

Hollywood is not generally known as a place to be friendly to Christians and people of faith. Some in the industry have even mentioned that speaking openly about their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ has led to them losing out on work. But that’s not stopping Dennis Quaid from speaking about his journey from addiction to a relationship with God.

In a video posted on YouTube, Dennis mentions that he grew up in the Baptist church but eventually got involved in and addicted to drugs. At one point during his addiction, Dennis stated that he had what described as a “white-light experience.” 

Dennis then ventured on a spiritual journey. He read several religious books and texts, but there was one to which he returned: The Bible.

“I started reading the Bible again,” Dennis said. “But I also read the Bhagavad Gita. I read the Dhammapada. I read the Koran. And I went back, and I read the Bible again, for, like, the second or third time. And I was really struck by the red words of Jesus.”

Dennis said he started to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

In the clip, the star of “The Rookie” and “A Dog’s Journey” talked about his children and how much he enjoys being a father, even if he is “a dorky dad.” 

Dennis also mentioned his marriage and how it’s different from previous relationships.

“Laura’s the love of my life,” Dennis said. “We have a bond with one another that I never had with anybody else before. Yeah, God is in the relationship, for one thing, which I’ve never had a relationship like that before.”

Isaiah 40:28 “Have you no knowledge of it? Has it not come to your ears? There eternal God, the Lord, the Maker of the ends of the earth, is never feeble or tired; there is no searching out of his wisdom.”

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