Never before heard stories

Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan
By Jane Hampton Cook, Jocelyn Green and John Croushorn

>Winner of the 2010 Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America 
>2010 Branson Stars and Flag Book Award

C-SPAN Interview on Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Since 2003, more than 4,000 men and women have been killed in action in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 23,000 have returned from combat zones with permanent disabilities. And nearly one in four returning service members struggle with ongoing combat trauma.

The American people already know this.

But do they REALLY know how these men and women and their family members have displayed strength and perseverance in the face of danger and uncertainty?

Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan (Vol. 4 in the Battlefields & Blessings series, AMG Publishers November 2009) is a 365-day collection of inspiring stories from modern-day heroes on the front lines and on the home front. These firsthand accounts are never before heard stories from medics, soldiers, chaplains, generals, war widows, humanitarian aid workers, special forces and more will make you proud to be an American. For more information, see 

"Anyone who wants to see Godís love and power at work during times of war should read this powerful book. The stories are real, unvarnished, and vividly capture the full spectrum of human emotions and experiences from cradle to grave. Itís much like reading Psalms in a modern-day context." ~Chaplain (Col.) Scott McChrystal, USA Ret.


~Meet the military doctor who literally found himself putting his hands around the neck of Saddam Hussein and faced the challenge of treating him as a regular patient.

~Meet the marine who saw how a dust storm saved his life.

~Meet the commander of the ship that launched the mission to save Private Jessica Lynch.

~Meet the sergeant who was tasked with retrieving the remains of Saddam Hussein and the photograph he took to remember the day he saw death in the face of evil.

~Meet the chaplain who saw miracles on 9-11 along with 35 other chaplains, who all happened to be at the Pentagon on 9-11 for meetings--when normally only five or six chaplains are present in the Pentagon on any given day.

~Meet one of the few women who was present at the invasion of Fallujah.

~Meet the mother of the first Navy seal killed in Iraq and her courage to travel to the place where her son died and her ongoing efforts to support the troops.

~Meet the Anglican bishop who rallied the clerics in Iraq to sign a proclamation denouncing Al Qaeda and terrorism, which became a turning point in Iraq.

JANE HAMPTON COOK is the bestselling author of Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War and the author of The Faith of Americaís First Ladies. She is a former webmaster (1998-2003) for Former President George W. Bush. A presidential historian, Jane has appeared frequently on the Fox News Channel and spoken at the Pentagon, Heritage Foundation, and other organizations.

JOCELYN GREEN is an award-winning freelance writer and editor and an active member of the Evangelical Press Association and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. The wife of a former Coast Guard officer, she is also the author (along with contributing writers) of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives.

DR. JOHN CROUSHORN is a residency-trained, board certified emergency medicine physician. In 2004 he served in Iraq as command surgeon of Task Force 185, Army Combat and Special Operations Aviation and currently works with several federal agency special operations teams supporting the Global War on Terrorism.


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