Readers will gain first hand knowledge of how post traumatic stress disorder from war changes the soldier, and adversely affects the life of loved ones and his/her family
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 02, 2015
Within the pages of Paul E. Lewis Jr.’s new book, My Soldier, My Dad, ($10.99, paperback, 9781498423342; $5.99, e-book, 9781498423359) readers will meet Joseph Williams, a war veteran, confronting his childhood fears while battling the firestorm of Vietnam. The post-traumatic effects of war make it hard for Mr. Williams to deal with his physical and emotional scars. He turns to alcohol as a coping method and this leads to abusive and destructive behavior. As a result, he wages a 25-year battle with the Veterans Administration to be deemed a 100% service connected disabled veteran – but first must justify that his alcohol abuse is a result of his war experience. At the close of his life, Joseph makes peace with God and reconciles broken family relationships. His story is one that many soldiers face today. Adjusting to normal life and dealing with the scars of war not only affects the soldier, but also the “Remnants” they leave behind.
“Readers will gain first hand knowledge of how post traumatic stress disorder from war changes the soldier, and adversely affects the life of loved ones and his/her family,” states the author. “My Soldier, My Dad shows that faith to believe in GOD will overcome fear, repair breaches, and ultimately reveal one's purpose in God's overall plan.”
Paul E. Lewis Jr. is a self-employed entrepreneur who has a love of writing. This literary work is a personal depiction of his experiences as a “remnant” of a war torn soldier who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lewis witnessed his father’s struggle to live a normal life while being haunted by war demons. Despite the challenges, Lewis was also present to see how God continued to get his father’s attention and bring him back to Him – by quieting him through the storm. This experience has shaped his life, and is the basis for his motivation as an author.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order My Soldier, My Dad through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
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