Life—individuals from across the globe have referred to it in countless ways, expressing the vast expanse of life’s little indiscretions through different idioms. Yet, through the eyes of this old soldier, life has been—and still continues to be—a journey molded by past experiences and guided by ghosts, with gentle whispers of encouragement. In A Soldier’s Thoughts, Memories, and Prayers, readers have the chance to travel through the struggles of life as seen by a soldier. But there is far more to author John B. Carter than just soldiering.
Through death, divorce, loneliness, spiritual heartache, and triumph, there is a single message that remains at the forefront for those traveling through these pages: press on and overcome! From the poignant “A Tear on My Pillow” to the spiritual “How Could I Love God?” the author captures the emotions that bring these words to life. Faith is woven into everything Carter does, yet, as the oak tree of his life grows, its roots draw from the memories deep within him.
Throughout A Soldier’s Thoughts, Memories, and Prayers, there are photos from Carter’s family and friends, intending to catapult readers’ imaginations as the written words guide them from one experience to the next.