"Life is not easy. If you have any doubt, read Just Breathe, the narrative of Keith Repult's life. It is a story of one man's struggle to overcome physical abuse, abandonment, homelessness, sexual promiscuity, loneliness, deceit, manipulation, regret, addiction, and the loss of hope. As you read his story you will marvel that he lived through it all. And at times you may wonder why he bothered to keep going. At points in the story, you may concluded that his was an irredeemable, unsalvageable life. But in God's eyes there is no such thing as a life that is irredeemable or unsalvageable..." -George Barna, New York Times Best-Selling Author.

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Description

This is for the people who are drowning in the pain of addiction and for all of us to know that no one is too far away from experiencing the grace of God.

You can be free and create a new way of life to change your life and legacy.

It’s a unique story that hasn’t been told. There have been some, though not many, books written and stories told about women leaving the porn industry and the pain it has caused. Not many men (if any) have been telling this story. The porn industry gave Keith everything he thought he wanted, but his choice to walk away from it is powerful and unique.

Just Breathe uses letters from the acronym BREATHE to take people on a journey from addiction to freedom.

  • B-Blessed are the Broken
  • R-Ready to Surrender
  • E-Evaluate my Life with Fearless Honesty
  • A-Make Amends
  • TH-Think a Whole New Way
  • E-Encourage Others with My Life and Story
  • Resource guide in appendix with list of books and resources for further research and practical help.

We are never finished with the process and journey of growth, and the best way to keep what we have is to give it away.



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Endorsements

  • "If you feel like you've somehow outrun God's grace, think again. Keith's story and journey to freedom is proof that God will go to any lengths to save anybody....including you."
    Mike Foster
    Founder of People of the Second Chance, Author (Freeway and creator of the Rescue Academy), Speaker and Pastor.
  • "My wife and I decided to get scuba certified for our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. It was just one of those bucket list things we'd always wanted to do—to renew our vows on the bottom of the ocean. We did this using only sign language, of course. Picture thumbs up for "better" and thumbs down for "worse", and youll get the idea. Looking back, I cant tell you why we chose to do this. Most of the scuba certification is about learning how to be safe in case something goes wrong. The actual art of scuba is not difficult to learn. Mostly you need to learn to breath with a mask on. I have to admit, it's a pretty strange feeling at first, but the most common mistake people make is that they, well, freak out. First-timers suddenly realize they are actually under water, and their natural tendency is to start breathing too fast. In golf, the number one rule is to keep your head down. In baseball, it's to keep your eye on the ball. In scuba diving, it's just breathe. Keith's book brings that scuba diving lesson to dry land. His story seems like something a screenwriter wouldn't even try to write. It's one chapter after another of a life's downward spiral. Keith is fortunate to still be with us after his battle with the addiction monsters. But somehow through it all, he was able to keep breathing. I know Keith. He's a walking miracle in many ways, but the first rule of scuba will always ring true for him: just breathe. My hope is that you will see parts of yourself in Keith's story and realize that none of us live too far away from the grace of God. I hope you will see addiction for the monster that it is and seek some help before it is too late for you. So read on. Keep your mask on. Don't freak out. Just breathe. And discover the hope you need."
    Tim Harlow
    Senior pastor, Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, Illinois. Tim is the author of Life on Mission.
  • "Sometimes 'amazing grace' seems like just a phrase, or only the title of an old hymn. And then you read the story of a life likes Keith, and it becomes clear once again that this grace is a power stronger than death and the hope of the world. Read about it — and come home."
    John Ortberg
    Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
  • "Watching God transform Keith and his family has been one of the greatest privileges of my life! If you feel like you are buried under shame, that you're too far gone or that you could never get past your past, this book is for you. Because there is hope for you! Keith's story continues to be a vivid reminder to me that Jesus doesn't just make us better, He makes us new!"
    Jodi Hickerson
    Mission Church, Ventura, CA
  • "Ever wondered if God does miracles? Ever wondered if He can do miracles today, perhaps in your life? You hold in your hands the story of a real life modern miracle. Keith's story can be your story and reminds us that none of us are beyond hope."
    Gene Appel
    Senior Pastor, Eastside Christian Church, Anaheim, CA
  • "A riveting depiction of a truly remarkably transformed life. Keith journey reveals one of the most powerful stories of redemption I have ever witnessed in over 35 years of pastoring."
    Pastor Jude Fouquier
    Lead Pastor, The City Church Ventura

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About the Author

Keith Repult, once the owner of the second largest porn distribution company in the country and one of the top ten manufacturing companies in the world, was living a life of addiction, hiding, and hurting. His story depicts his journey out of the world of the adult entertainment industry—trading wealth for wholeness, addiction for acceptance, and prestige for peace. Keith and his wife, Samantha, are now the owners of Surf ‘N’ Yogurt in Ventura, California.

With

Mike Breaux, is a nationally known communicator and has served as a pastor for Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, Willow Creek Community Church and Heartland Community Church in the Chicago area. Mike is currently the teaching pas- tor for three churches in Southern California: Real Life Church in Valencia, Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, and Christ’s Church of the Valley in San Dimas. He is the author of Making Ripples and Identity Theft. While Mike has had an incredible impact in ministry all over the country, his greatest desire is to simply live a life that acts justly, loves mercy, and walks humbly with God. Mike and his wife, Debbie, have three children and nine grandchildren.

Jen Oakes, has been writing since her mom gave her a pen and a journal when she was a little girl and made her sit in her room for an hour of “quiet time” every day. And now that she’s a mom, she realizes that her mom was a genius—not just for the whole “send your kid to their room for a quiet time” thing, but also because it developed in Jen a deep love for writing. She considers it one of the greatest privileges of her life to be a part of watching and telling stories of individuals who have been redeemed by the grace of God. Jen is passionate about coffee, listening to vinyl records, open windows, reading, writing, hiking, being outside, and peo- ple. She currently serves on staff at Mission Church in Ventura, California and is happily married to her favorite person, T. D. Oakes. Together they have two incredible kids.