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Gertrude Behanna

Host: Dr. James Dobson

February 21, 2019

Scripture tells us that there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. On todays Family Talk broadcast, you will hear from the late speaker and writer, Gertrude Behanna. She shares her troubling testimony, and explains her pointless search for purpose through wealth, bad relationships, drugs and alcohol.

Meet the Guest


Gertrude Behanna

Gertrude Behanna was author of the best-selling autobiography, The Late Liz, published in 1957 under her pseudonym, Elizabeth Burns. Gertrude was married to Edward B. Smith of Smith Barney, and she became a wealthy, wild-living, alcoholic woman who found Christ and sobriety at age 53 in 1947. Before dying in 1975, Gertrude became a legend as a speaker for Alcoholics Anonymous. She also made AA records of her circuit speeches, including God Isn't Dead!, Who is the Alcoholic??, and Women Be Women.

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