Author AD Burks is one of the most interesting Authors that i have ever had the pleasure of interviewing on The Who’s Who In African American Literature Blog Talk Radio Show. The life that A.D. Burks has led is a very interesting one and his book “Sex & Surrender” gives us a look at his struggles with “Sex Addition” and how God helped him change his life around.
A.D. Burks is a native Texan and true Renaissance man. After earning a degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College, he pursued a music career while teaching in the Atlanta, Nashville and Houston public school systems. A.D. has a Master’s in Business Administration from Rice University. With Sex & Surrender, A.D. returns to his first love, and what he considers his calling— creativity and spiritual growth. In this book, he shares life lessons and experiences he has learned through his journey. A.D. has spoken locally and regionally on the connection between HIV and sex addiction.
Publication Date: April 3, 2013
SEX & SURRENDER follows the journey of A.D. Burks, a recovering sex addict. Raised predominantly in a single-parent religious-based home, A.D. was given every opportunity to succeed in life, and he did. He flourished in the education, entertainment and corporate arenas, and his life looked picture perfect from the outside. Yet deep down his personal life was tormenting him due to the conflict between his spiritual and sexual beliefs. Longing for the perfect/traditional family he never had with his female best-friend, he redirected his pain through countless forms of risky sexual behavior.
Sex & Surrender graphically recounts the addictive cycle which lasted nearly 12 years and almost ended his life—until he had a dream that helped him realize he had to find a way out. Therapy and spiritual counseling provided a temporary respite and helped him devise a four-step process to manage his addiction. Yet his true breakthrough didn’t come until the root of his pain was uncovered.