Author: Stephen MansfieldPosted: May 24, 2013
Faith Of The American Soldier: What goes through the mind of an American warrior spiritually and religiously when facing the enemy?
Touching on a subject that few books have treated, The Faith of the American Soldier examines the religious and spiritual issues in America’s wars, and then considers what is lost to our military through a secular approach to battle. Stephen Mansfield, author of The Faith of George W. Bush, a New York Times bestseller, records the reflections and testimonies of men and women who have fought on the front lines from Lexington to Iraq.
“This book is the product of a search for the meaning of the American warrior code and the faith that gave it birth,” Mansfield writes. ” A nation’s warrior code is an extension of its soul, the embodiment of its highest ideals.”
About the Author
Stephen Mansfield grew up largely in Europe as the son of a U.S. Army officer, an experience that afforded him an early love of history and international affairs. After becoming a Christian at the age of eighteen, Stephen attended a university where biblical faith and intellectual pursuits were merged. This integration of faith and thought shaped him profoundly, and he went on over the next several decades to earn two master’s degrees and a doctorate in the fields of history, philosophy and literature. Stephen’s life message is the idea of destiny, the certainty that God has made all things, including men and nations, with a purpose. All of his writing, his teaching, his work in the nations-and more recently, his focus on calling the United States to a reclaiming of its purpose-is centered around this much-neglected theme. Stephen is currently working on a variety of writing projects, including several biographies of great contemporary leaders. Stephen is the author of numerous books in history and leadership, including Never Give In: The extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill and Then Darkness Fled: The Liberating Wisdom of Booker T. Washington, and recently, the New York Times bestseller The Faith of George W. Bush. (Information from Amazon.com)
Paperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Frontline (April 19, 2006)