Friday, 23 May 2014
Letters From War by Mark Shultz & Travis Thrasher
Many of you will have heard this song and been greatly moved by it, but have you read the book?
I've just finished it! It is different from many other books - style, content, and the fact that if you've heard the song, you kind of know what will happen by the end of the book.
But it is a powerful story nonetheless.
At the back of the book is an interview with Mark Schultz, and one of the last questions is this:
'What would you most like readers to take away from Letters from War?
I hope it brings awareness and thankfulness for those men and women who serve in the military and the families that they leave behind. I also hope that Beth's faith will inspire readers.'
In Australia, there is less emphasis on military service than in many other countries, but we do still have people serving, and we have been involved in many conflicts. But for me, it was the faith of the main character who has inspired me to want to grow closer to God and walk with Him more and more.