For decades now, the United States has proudly claimed the mantle of "the world's only superpower" based on military might and the scope of military interventions throughout the world. As a result, whole generations are growing up with the understanding that war is the norm, that perpetual conflict is a way of life. But is it the way of Christ?
Logan Mehl-Laituri grew up in a community that celebrated military service. His faith reinforced his love of country and his sense that that love was best expressed by fighting its battles. Then he went to war, and then he was born again.
In Reborn on the Fourth of July you'll learn through Logan's story the real cost of war to military personnel, the real challenges to Christians that are raised by military service on and even off the battlefield, and the real questions that each of us must wrestle with as we hold in tension our love of country with God's love for the world.read more
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In his first book, Army veteran Mehl-Laituri describes his transformation from gung-ho infantryman to conscientious objector, a journey propelled by his growing conviction that the gospel of Jesus is incompatible with the violence he witnessed while stationed in Iraq. A born-again evangelical, he mingles with and learns to love liberal Christians. A warrior who deeply honors the values of the Army, he becomes, as well, a committed peace advocate who speaks from conscience against wars that violate the very principles the Army is dedicated to upholding. Peace is patriotic, Mehl-Laituri argues, and both peace churches and evangelicals have much to learn from each other. His heart stands with soldiers, who are often either glorified or vilified, but seldom understood. Mehl-Laituri seamlessly weaves church history and facts-e.g., the word "love" occurs in the Bible 584 times, "war" only 133-into the narrative. With a well-crafted story and a compelling narrative, this book is well worth reading and rereading. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.