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Random House, Inc Grace Under Fire: Letters of Faith in Times of War

Grace Under Fire is an inspiring and spiritual collection of letters and e-mails by U.S. troops and their families from the American Revolution through the War on Terrorism. Andrew Carroll went through his massive archive of previously unpublished wartime correspondence to pick out the most intimate, dramatic, historic, and insightful letters and e-mails ever written about God, religion, and spirituality. The fifty best of these are featured here, and they emphasize how extremely important faith has been, and continues to be, in the lives of U.S. troops and their families.

The sheer diversity of this collection includes: several extraordinary letters by two brothers who fought on opposing sides of the Civil War; a prophetic letter by Rabbi David Goode, one of the famed Immortal Chaplains who gave his life for his fellow soldiers; a lighthearted letter by a World War II nurse who met the Pope; and a profound and impassioned reply to the timeless question, "Where is God in wartime?" by a doctor serving in Iraq.

Warfare can reveal the worst in human nature, but it can also bring out the best, and these correspondences are a testament to the heroism, compassion, grace, intelligence, and inherent goodness of American troops and their families. And although the letters and e-mails featured in this book were written in times of armed conflict, they transcend the subject of war. They are about determination, hope, patriotism, fighting for something greater than one's self, and, of course, the enduring value of faith.

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Date:January 9, 2008
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Eunice Campbell
This is an excellent book. The letters are well-written and chosen well. It encouraged me to read how members of the military through the years have expressed their faith in a God who did not fail them even in difficult, dangerous circumstances.
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