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Gertrude Behanna

Host: Dr. James Dobson

February 22, 2019

In Christ, our old self has been replaced by a renewed identity. the late writer and speaker Gertrude Behanna concludes her riveting testimony. She talks about how her pursuit of meaning through drugs and alcohol lead to deep depression and attempted suicide. But God interrupted her life, and changed her outlook forever.

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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