The Arc 13: D.A. Horton – Bound to be Free

On this episode of The Arc podcast, Joy and Adam interview D. A. Horton about his new Navpress book, Bound to be Free.


For years D. A. Horton struggled with childhood wounds that left him starving to earn God’s love in a kind of self-induced legalism that colored his entire existence. The pressure of his trajectory, his relationships, the desire for affirmation, and peer pressure weighed on him and never relented.
Then D. A. learned the truth: God isn’t a callous taskmaster but a compassionate hunter, trapping his prey with his trustworthiness, with the experience of reconciliation, with the assurance of his affection, and with the joy of partnership with other saints.

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D.-A.-Horton-847x1024-180x300 D. A. Horton is currently planting a church in Los Angeles. He served as the national coordinator of Urban Student Missions at the North American Mission Board and also as the executive director of ReachLife Ministries, the nonprofit ministry of Reach Records. He pastored in Kansas City for nearly six years. D. A. earned his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies at Calvary Bible College and his master’s in Christian studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a PhD in applied theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Elicia, have three precious children. Learn more about D. A. on site-