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'Wrestling with Angels': True Story of All-American Wrestler's Near-Death Experience and His Redemption

06-19-2020
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Just in time for Father's Day, a new book out this week touches on a son's struggle with addiction as a father relives his own past.

Wrestling with Angels: A True Story of Addiction, Resurrection, Hope, Fashion, Training Celebrities, and Man's Oldest Sport recounts the true story of an NCAA All-American wrestler turned fashion model, and his shot at redemption. 

As his face appeared in ads around the globe, John Hanrahan contended for a spot on the 1984 US Olympic Team before succumbing to an overdose of cocaine.

Years later, after the champion wrestler became a father, his son developed an addiction to opioids and experienced a similar near-death experience.

Hanrahan appeared on Friday's edition of CBN News' Faith Nation to talk about his new book, his near-death experience, and how he's giving others hope by talking about God's mercy. 

Faith Nation is seen weeknights on the CBN News Channel.  

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