Monday, November 19, 2012
Giveaway and guest post by Philip Sharp author of Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire
This book took longer to write than I had anticipated though. When I first began I relied primarily on my memory and the memory of some others to piece together all the events. I began to consult my journal that I kept from that time and continued to do so more frequently each time. It finally dawned on me. Why not just put the journal in the book? I mean, I was practically doing it anyway. At first, I was excited because half of the book was written for me already. What I did not anticipate was the effect my journal would have on me. Reading through it again and typing the words was like reliving the whole deployment all over again. I would hit moments were I did not want to continue. Months would go by and I would have to force myself to pick up where I left off and carry on the writing. It took me 3 drawn out years to complete a book that was half written to begin with. Through it all, though, it has been a painful therapy for me.
What will you find in Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire? You will see the daily life of combat soldiers and the conditions they worked under. Readers will see triumphs and victories, sorrows and defeats, and an in-depth look at holding on to hope when none is easily given. There is also a sincere examination of the human costs and a look at the lives of soldiers once they return back home. This is an honest first-hand account about the war, its psychological impacts, and what the cost really was.
Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire is not only a book about the Iraq War; it is also a testimony of a soldier's walk with God during those times. Many spiritual lessons are carefully recounted that I learned while deployed there. I put my heart and tears into writing this book. I want to break the hearts and summon the tears of all who read it. Any reader that is interested in cutting through the glossed over and hyped up images of Iraq and seeing a soldier's walk with God unfold in an unforgiving atmosphere will want this book.
About the Author:
Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire
6” x 9” Trade Paperback
Suggested Retail $14.95
Published: July 24, 2012
Iraq War/Religion & Spirituality
Not in the Wind, Earthquake, or Fire is available on Amazon.com and other online retailers in print, as a Kindle download, and the B&N Nook and other e-book readers. Book stores and vendors can also order through the worldwide distribution of Ingram Book Company (www.ingrambook.com, 1-800-937-8200).
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Now for the giveaway, Philip is willing to share 3 personalized signed copies to a lucky three people today. Only available to those in the Continental US.
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