Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time-- Unabridged Audiobook on CD  -     Narrated By: Jeremy Courtney
    By: Jeremy Courtney
Buy Item $15.99 Retail: $22.99 Save 30% ($7.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time-- Unabridged Audiobook on CD

Narrated By: Jeremy Courtney
Oasis Audio LLC / 2013 / Compact disc

$15.99 (CBD Price)
Retail: $22.99
Save 30% ($7.00)
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 10/03/15.
Email me when this product is available.
CBD Stock No: WW755556

Current Promotions
  • Other Formats (3)
Other Formats (3)
  1. In Stock
    Retail: $24.00
    Add To Cart
  2. Expected to ship on or about 10/03/15.
    Retail: $22.99
    Add To Cart
  3. In Stock
    Retail: $16.09
    Add To Cart

Product Description

* When Courtney encountered an Iraqi girl with a a heart defect, he arranged for her to have lifesaving surgery. Then he discovered that thousands of Iraqi children needed similar operations. His firsthand account of providing urgent medical care to dying kids---in spite of fatwas, bombings, and imprisonment---offers hope that love that strikes first can transform a war-torn nation. Five CDs.

Product Information

Format: Compact disc
Vendor: Oasis Audio LLC
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 1613755554
ISBN-13: 9781613755556
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 10/03/15.
Email me when this product is available.

Publisher's Description

Love first. Ask questions later.

In the middle of the Iraq War, Jeremy and Jessica Courtney found themselves with their two children caught up in the turmoil, just hoping to make a difference. After an encounter with a father whose little girl was dying from a heart defect, they began to investigate options for helping and learned that untold thousands of children across Iraq were in similar need, waiting in line for heart surgery in a country without a qualified heart surgeon.

With the help of their closest friends, they dived in to save the lives of as many as they could, but sending children abroad proved to be expensive and cumbersome, and it failed to make an impact on the systemic needs of Iraqi hospitals — the places where these children really should be saved. Despite fatwas, death threats, bombings, imprisonments, and intense living conditions, Jeremy and his team persevered to overcome years of hostilities and distrust in an effort to eradicate the backlog of thousands upon thousands of Iraqi children waiting in line for much-needed heart surgery.

From the front line of the struggle for peace, Jeremy writes a firsthand account of lifesaving and peacemaking in the world’s most notorious war-torn country. In the heart of conflict, there is only one kind of love big enough to change a nation: a love that strikes first.

Author Bio

Jeremy Courtney is cofounder and executive director of the Preemptive Love Coalition (PLC), an international development organization based in Iraq that provides lifesaving heart surgeries to Iraqi children and training for local doctors and nurses, creating peace between communities at odds. Jeremy resides in Iraq with his wife, two children, and an indispensable team of dear friends.


Jeremy Courtney puts a human face on war as he skillfully narrates his own work about the effects of chemical warfare on Iraqi children. His clear and steady voice adds authenticity to his family's decision to move to Iraq to make a difference, to somehow counteract the violence of war with acts of love. With accomplished pacing, he recounts their adjustments and difficulties living in a foreign culture with their young children. His graphic descriptions of innocent youngsters suffering the effects of chemical warfare are emotionally charged and bring a reality of war few in America encounter. With crisp diction, he explains how homemade Iraqi shoes were sold to fund training for doctors and nurses and for children's life-saving heart surgeries, an effort that gave birth to the Preemptive Love Coalition. G.D.W. AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine

Editorial Reviews

"A beautiful and inspiring book about the power of love in a time of war and the capacity of personal interactions to break through, build trust, and save lives."
—Joseph Lieberman, former U.S. senator

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.


Availability: Expected to ship on or about 10/03/15. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search