Break Every Chain: A Police Officer's Battle with Alcoholism, Depression, and Devastating Loss; and the True Story of How God Changed His Life Forever

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DRAMA FAMILY MEMOIR ROMANCE RELIGIOUS ACTION BIOGRAPHICAL

Across The Centuries

Jonathan E. Hickory

Logline

Break Every Chain is the story of veteran police officer Jonathan Hickory and his battle with alcoholism, PTSD and depression, and devastating loss. Jonathan's life is almost destroyed by his demons and this is the story of the redemption of every aspect of his life. We are all broken, we are all hurting in some way, and we all know someone who is struggling. Through this powerful book you will see that we are not alone, that we can overcome-and not only survive this gift of life, but thrive!

Genre

Drama, Family, Memoir, Romance, Religious, Action, Biographical

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Charlottesville, Virginia Rutland, Massachusetts

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

After the death of his father as a young boy, facing countless horrific death scenes in the line of duty, and the loss of his first son, veteran police officer Jonathan turns to the world for answers. Alcoholism, infidelity, and self destructive behavior led him to the brink of suicide.

Ending Description

The veteran police officer is led to the brink of ending his own life. He surrenders his life to God, and slowly begins to trust God with all aspects of His life. Only through this is Jonathan freed from over 10 years of alcoholism overnight, his marriage restored, and a new baby boy is born.

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Jonathan Hickory

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Insecure, Leader, Lone Wolf, Patriotic, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Desperate, Heroic, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Stacy Hickory

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Educated, Gracious, Obedient, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Faithful, Honorable, Modest, Perseverance, Religious

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Logline

Break Every Chain is the story of veteran police officer Jonathan Hickory and his battle with alcoholism, PTSD and depression, and devastating loss. Jonathan's life is almost destroyed by his demons and this is the story of the redemption of every aspect of his life. We are all broken, we are all hurting in some way, and we all know someone who is struggling. Through this powerful book you will see that we are not alone, that we can overcome-and not only survive this gift of life, but thrive!

Short Summary

After the death of his father as a young boy, facing countless horrific death scenes in the line of duty, and the loss of his first son, veteran police officer Jonathan turns to the world for answers. Alcoholism, infidelity, and self destructive behavior led him to the brink of suicide.


The veteran police officer is led to the brink of ending his own life. He surrenders his life to God, and slowly begins to trust God with all aspects of His life. Only through this is Jonathan freed from over 10 years of alcoholism overnight, his marriage restored, and a new baby boy is born.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jonathan Hickory

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Funny, Insecure, Leader, Lone Wolf, Patriotic, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Desperate, Heroic, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Stacy Hickory

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Educated, Gracious, Obedient, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Faithful, Honorable, Modest, Perseverance, Religious

Supplemental Materials

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