The Things We Carry : A Story of War, Hope and Redemption
by Shane Griffin


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The Things We Carry is an autobiographical account of a man's journey in a lifelong struggle against PTSD. Aside from trying to offer everyone a glimpse of what it is like to live with PTSD, the book is an attempt to suggest that despite the accepted disparities, there really are some shared commonalities among those who suffer this horrifying disorder--that sad sense of alienation from society.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The Things We Carry is an autobiographical account of a man's journey in a lifelong struggle against PTSD. Aside from trying to offer everyone a glimpse of what it is like to live with PTSD, the book is an attempt to suggest that despite the accepted disparities, there really are some shared commonalities among those who suffer this horrifying disorder--that sad sense of alienation from society.
All of us, at some points in our lives, witness life-threatening experiences that may or may not leave considerable stress or trauma. Some of us are fortunate enough to have the ability to withstand even the worst experience life may bring, while some just don't have the innate capacity to do so.
Readers will be invited to glimpse into the life of a war veteran, who, because of the power of his enduring faith in God and the ardent love and support of his family, was able to triumph over PTSD.
At eighteen, the author is a corrections officer. Traumatized by the highly stressful employment by being subjected to mostly deplorable realities of prisons, he resigned, and one thing led to another until he decided to enlist with the US Air Force. He completed various tours in Southwest Asia and finally deploys to Iraq where he witnessed the most significant "triggers" to his PTSD.
In essence, the author elaborates that The Things We Carry is an invitation to bear witness to the spiritual truth that all of humankind are born and destined to engage in a "spiritual combat" on a daily basis since we have consecrated our existence to follow and serve Christ. Further, this book aims to engage everyone to take his or her part, no matter how trivial or gargantuan, in helping every victim of extreme traumatic stress heal by making them feel that they belong, by making the feel that they are loved.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781641143905
  • ISBN-10: 1641143908
  • Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 116
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.28 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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Books > Religion > Christian Life - Inspirational
Books > Self-Help > Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 
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