Inspiring True Stories of Miracles on the Battlefield
On Sale: November 11, 2008
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From the battlefields of the American Civil War through
World Wars I and II, from Korea and Vietnam to the front
lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers of all faiths have
struggled for understanding and called on a higher power
when faced with the realities of combat. God in the
Foxhole is a stunning collection of true personal accounts
from generations of American soldiers whose faith, in the
words of author Charles W. Sasser, "has been born, reborn,
tested, sustained, verified, or transformed under fire."
A renowned master of combat journalism and a former Green
Beret, Sasser has gathered an immensely moving collection
of war stories like no other -- stories of spirituality,
conversion, and miracles from the battlefield. Be they
Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or atheist, churched since
childhood or touched by the divine for the first time,
here are the riveting experiences of army privates, bomber
pilots, navy lieutenants, marines, prisoners of war,
medics, nurses, chaplains, and others who, under desperate
circumstances and with every reason to fear for their
lives, found unknown strength, courage, and heroism
through their remarkable faith.
These inspiring accounts transcend the explainable to
become stunning portraits of survival and belief: the
angelic vision that brought inner peace to an exhausted
helicopter door gunner in Vietnam...the makeshift full-
immersion baptisms of eleven soldiers on Palm Sunday in
Iraq, 2004...two enemies -- a Nazi priest and an American
G.I. -- who served Communion Mass in a Belgian sanctuary
in 1944...the prescient letter from a Civil War army major
to his beloved wife, one week before his death at Bull
Run...the 21st-century toddler with a jaw-dropping
spiritual connection to a war hero of Iwo Jima...and
A war chronicle like no other, God in the Foxhole affirms,
for military buffs and readers from all walks of life, the
power of faith in the face of adversity.
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