The author of the “best” addiction recovery book Tommy Wilson has ever read is coming to Corinth.

Wilson, the founder of Living Free Ministries, is inviting the public to attend his program’s meeting next week. The weekly meetings normally host a guest speaker and include a meal. The next guest, according to Wilson, will be one the community won’t want to miss.

Ordained Minister and Biblical Counselor Mark Shaw will join Wilson for the 6 p.m. meeting on Thursday at the Living Free building behind Magnolia Funeral Home. A free to-go meal furnished by Waldron Street Christian Church will be offered after the meeting.

“We are very fortunate to have Mark at Living Free. Mark is the founder of The Addiction Connection, which offers training for addiction recovery centers around the country,” said Wilson.

Shaw’s curriculum will be used when Willson opens The Freedom Center, Alcorn County’s first residential drug recovery home.

Wilson said Shaw and his team will be in town for several days to train Living Free and The Freedom Center staff.

“His curriculum is very unique because he finds a way to bring the biblical perspective into addition,” added Wilson.

Shaw is also the author of a favorite book of Wilson’s – “The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective.”

According to Amazon, the book makes the distinction between what the world terms a “disease” and what the Bible demonstrates is a life-dominating sin nature problem. The book will help readers find biblical tools to help examine the heart’s motives at the root of the addiction.

Monetary donations for Living Free Ministries and the Freedom Center can be mailed to PO Box 224, Corinth, MS 38835. An online donation option is available at For more information, contact Wilson at 662-603-9829.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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