Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Buy Now $9.99
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword or section
Like this
3Activity

Table Of Contents

Malfunction: Four Seconds to Impact!
A One-Mile Swim Where the Big Fish Play
Mayday! Mayday! Robin Hood 091 Is Down!
On Blood-Brothers, Buddies, and Friends
On Flying And On Fear
Crash and Burn
Notes and Letters Home (June through October 1967)
A Conclusion; There is a price paid . .
THAnk You!
P. 1
Devotions for Boots on the Ground

Devotions for Boots on the Ground

Ratings:

4.0

(1)
|Views: 55|Likes:
Published by WestBow Press
Possibly there is nothing more conducive to thoughts of the Eternal, than having one’s face slammed into red, wet muck, with explosions so close your body arcs and bounces off the ground, hot shards burn in your flesh, and concussions are bright flashes of dirty fire beating a tattoo on the light receptors in the backs of your eyes. Your head aches; throbbing from visual shock waves. Time has come to an end; there is no right, no wrong, only whatever follows a life that is now over. The dark reaper is here. What’s it going to be like on the other side? Is there an “other side”?The old timers use the maxim, “There are no atheists in a fox-hole.” Possibly so; I can only give my own experience, and I never had the opportunity to be in one. Combat aviators crash and sometimes burn instead. But close calls almost always give rise to interminable questions; especially when the survived experience is seared into the human psyche.For some, satisfactory answers never seem to come. For myself, may I pro-offer both scorching experience, and incredible life-lessons learned? Then, should you ever fall into similar adventure; you man go into it better prepared than I was.JWV
Possibly there is nothing more conducive to thoughts of the Eternal, than having one’s face slammed into red, wet muck, with explosions so close your body arcs and bounces off the ground, hot shards burn in your flesh, and concussions are bright flashes of dirty fire beating a tattoo on the light receptors in the backs of your eyes. Your head aches; throbbing from visual shock waves. Time has come to an end; there is no right, no wrong, only whatever follows a life that is now over. The dark reaper is here. What’s it going to be like on the other side? Is there an “other side”?The old timers use the maxim, “There are no atheists in a fox-hole.” Possibly so; I can only give my own experience, and I never had the opportunity to be in one. Combat aviators crash and sometimes burn instead. But close calls almost always give rise to interminable questions; especially when the survived experience is seared into the human psyche.For some, satisfactory answers never seem to come. For myself, may I pro-offer both scorching experience, and incredible life-lessons learned? Then, should you ever fall into similar adventure; you man go into it better prepared than I was.JWV

More info:

Categories:Books, Religion
Publish date: Sep 16, 2011
Added to Scribd: Sep 21, 2011
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781449713966
List Price: $9.99 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
See more
See less

10/01/2014

132

9781449713966

$9.99

USD

pdf

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 6 to 55 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 61 to 63 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 69 to 86 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 92 to 102 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 108 to 132 are not shown in this preview.

Activity (3)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
iluvf14 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Devotions for Boots on the Ground. Would it be about Visel’s Vietnam War experiences? Would it be a devotional? Or his journey with God? I was quite surprised to find out it was about all of them.Visel tells stories about combat that may be disturbing to some but they are the truth---a truth that nobody really talks about. Some parts are gruesome but Visel tempers them with bible verses and interpretations of God’s voice. I personally know James W. Visel and know that he is a very faithful Christian and always relates life to bible teachings. He does this same thing in Devotions for Boots on the Ground. He constantly looks for God’s lesson in the events described in the book. There are also amusing accounts of soldiers letting of some steam interspersed in Visel’s account of a situation. With all the death and destruction in Vietnam, it’s understandable that the solders played practical jokes and made light of certain events. One suggestion I would make is to have an appendix with a list of abbreviations and their meanings. That would have been very helpful for a layperson. The military is full of acronyms and it’s very hard to keep track of them if the reader doesn’t have a military background.I give Devotions for Boots on the Ground; Are You There God? 4 stars. For new author, James W. Visel, the writing is compelling, sometimes hard to read, but the reader feels like part of the story. With a published book under his belt, Visel has a promising future as a writer.I received this book free for personal use. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
1 hundred reads
raguimaraes liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->