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Dennis Quaid Reflects on his Journey from Hollywood to Hymns
Derrek Kupish
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Dennis Quaid Reflects on his Journey from Hollywood to Hymns 

Legendary actor Dennis Quaid doesn’t shy away from sharing the transformative power of faith in his life.

His new gospel album, “Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners,” is a deeply personal project. It reflects a journey that led him from emptiness to fulfillment in Christ.

“It’s an autobiographical record,” Quaid explains. “One that resonates with many who’ve searched for meaning.”

This heartfelt album blends classic hymns alongside original songs, all born from his experiences.

It’s accompanied by a television special filmed at the famed Gaither studios, featuring a candid conversation with Bill Gaither.

Quaid, known for roles in films like “The Parent Trap” and “I Can Only Imagine,” is no stranger to inspiring stories.

In recent years, he’s carved a niche within the Christian film genre. However, music has always held a special place in his heart.

“As a kid, music was my sanctuary,” he confesses. Songwriting became his outlet as a young man, long before Hollywood fame.

Battling Addiction, Seeking Truth, and Finding Christ

Quaid openly acknowledges past struggles with addiction in the 1980s.

It was a dark period of exploring various faiths and philosophies, searching for something his success couldn’t provide.

“I became disillusioned with ‘churchianity,’” he admits. Yet, through it all, he remained a seeker.

His turning point came in 1990, as he battled for sobriety. Revisiting the Bible, a powerful realization struck him.

“I got clean in 1990 of cocaine, and I read the Bible again,” the actor admitted. 

“I’d read it as a kid, and I read it again. And this time, I was really struck by the red words of Jesus. And that’s really what started, I think, what I’ve been looking for all along — and which, you know, my mother told me and other people [told me], but I never really understood which is having a personal relationship with Jesus. And, of course, that has grown over the years. But I never really understood it until then.”

His faith, he emphasizes, isn’t static but a dynamic force in his daily life. “I lean on God, I talk to Him… about problems and gratitude for my blessings,” Quaid shares. With time, this connection has only deepened.

Reaching the Lost with a Message of Grace

The void in his life, the one he once tried to fill with substances, has found its true fulfillment in God.

“We all have that,” Quaid reminds us, “that God-sized hole in our hearts.”

The album’s title, “Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners,” carries intentionality. “It speaks to our universal condition,” he explains.

This theme of redemption is one he hopes will resonate with a wide audience, not solely those within the church walls.

Quaid wants to reach those who’ve felt lost, much like he once did.

Essentially, Quaid’s story is one of brokenness restored by grace.

This vulnerability, coupled with his artistic talent, makes “Fallen” a potentially powerful tool for both personal reflection and outreach.

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