New Book ‘Sitting in the Flames’ Presents Cathartic Journey to Self-Awareness

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Haunted by memories of the Vietnam War, Dr. John Edwin DeVore relates his inner journey towards healing, true-self.

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“We all have an artist within waiting to be unleashed to create the life we desire,” said Dr. John Edwin DeVore. Recalling some inspiring words that he read, he goes on to say that, “Our scars tell us about our past; they do not dictate life as we intend it to be.”

Immersed in the contemplative learning environment of Naropa University, Dr. DeVore had the opportunity to revisit the mental and emotional chaos and confusion associated with two years of combat during the Vietnam War. He wrote “Sitting in the Flames” (published by Xlibris) as a form of therapy. Here, he pens an experiential autobiography created following two years of combat during the Vietnam War, coupled with priceless support in re-visiting the emotional and mental chaos of a treasured experience helping the Vietnamese people. Although painful, at times, this book also has many reflections and lessons about fear, ignorance and anger that illuminates the path for an inner journey to uncover and witness one’s true self.

A review by New York Times best-selling author Ellen Tanner Marsh states: “In clear, heartfelt prose, DeVore describes a brave and unflinching confrontation with his past, made necessary in order for him to have a more meaningful life. War, he realized, isn’t just one man’s experience-it’s a sum total experience of an entire country. To stop wars, he argues, we must understand them and why we seem to need them.”

In sharing a captivating journey towards self-awareness as a war veteran fights his inner battles, “Sitting in the Flames” is not just another war story. It is a poignant expression of the paradox of the myth of war and the experience of war that also serves to illuminate how one may transcend their mental and emotional trauma by sitting in silence and solitude with their personal wars.

“Sitting in the Flames”
By Dr. John Edwin DeVore
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781503512696
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 254 pages | ISBN 9781503512702
E-Book | 254 pages | ISBN 9781503512719
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dr. John Edwin DeVore graduated from West Point with a BS degree; earned an MA in religious studies from Naropa University; an MBA and a PhD in human communication studies from the University of Denver; and an associate degree in business (golf management) from the Golf Academy of America. He served eight years in the United States Army, including two years of combat during the Vietnam War. His decorations include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, three Bronze Star Medals, two Air Medals, two Army Commendation Ribbons, three Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses and the Vietnamese Staff Medal of Honor. DeVore’s civilian career spanned 27 years as a corporate executive and a consultant. He is a student of life and is a spouse, a dad, a grandpa, an author, a golfer and pianist.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.
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