Here you will find the stories of men and women facing imperfect choices in difficult and dangerous situations. The stories are all true and are set in the context of war: World War II, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. Many of the stories recount extreme situations in desperate times. Take a deeper look at faith and ethics through the experiences of those who have been touched and changed by crisis. 180 pages, softcover from Augsburg Books.
The stories in this volume are of men and women who exhibit moral courage and who take responsible action despite hardships, privations, or the burdens of making life and death decisions for others. Most of the stories are set against the backdrop of war or conflict and incorporate parallel historical moments from the Bible that help frame the questions raised by the contemporary story. By searching the concrete realities through which many people of faith encounter God, the authors encourage a closer reading of and reflection on the stories in the Bible. We can meet God, they say, most distinctly through ordinary means.The stories include: Battle of Pilar Pass, Stalingrad, And the Blind Shall See, The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, Golden Rule in Action, Private Jake McNiece and the Dirty Dozen, Father Forgive Them, The Return, In God We Trust, Never Walk Alone, Ocean Tap, Boat People, and more. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion.