Tom Lomas was born and raised in New England and by all appearances, experienced a normal childhood. After graduating cum laude from Worcester Junior College, he embarked on a career as a flying officer in the Air Force and married the girl of his dreams whom he met while training in Central Florida. While still in his twenties, an incident exposed his addiction and resulted in psychiatric counseling. A year later, Tom's military career was terminated and his family of five, soon to be six, was thrust into civilian life. He succeeded in sales to the extent, within a few years, the Lomas family, in the eyes of the world, was better off than had they remained in the military. Though a Catholic Christian all his life, in 1972 Tom experienced a spiritual awakening which would be the cornerstone for his future spiritual growth. For the next ten years, the children grew to young adulthood and the Lomases appeared to be living the good life in Central Florida, and then, Tom's addiction again raised its ugly head to be noticed. This resulted in the end of a twenty-three year marriage and Tom's failed suicide attempt. As with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the monster within gained more and more control. Tom again sought professional help, but, as in the past, self control was short lived. He again turned to suicide as resolution but made a final desperate prayer for help to the One he saw as his last resort. The prayer was answered with a procedure which resulted in a total healing. Tom was then influenced to write a book about the procedure so others with similar afflictions could receive the same healing. In the ensuing years Tom would become involved in prison ministry, form Freedom Ministries, Inc., a non-profit, charitable institution and give away more than sixteen thousand hard copies of 40 Days to Freedom throughout the USA and twenty-three other countries. The Freedom Letter, also authored by Tom, has shared written testimonies of healing from all sorts of addiction, obsession, and depression from all over the world. In early 1999, Tom was inspired to write his second book, The Man in the Desert, which would provide the same freedom as the first and so much more.