5 thoughts on “Grace Under Fire

  1. “Twenty-seven-year-old Lieutenant James R. Penton, who served in France… enjoyed drawing sketches of interesting people and places as he and his fellow soldiers pushed their way toward Germany. Handwritten correspondences have their own unique value. The offer a tangible connection to their loved ones, who can hold the actual paper that their sweetheart or child or parent also touched. ” What I loved about this book is the truth of experience coming from the heart and hand of those in extreme

  2. A good read to juxtapose the darkness of The Things They Carried (which I’d read right before this one). I loved that faith and family and God were such strong themes throughout.

  3. An exceptional assortment of letters to and from soldiers serving in various wars over our Nation’s history. The theme linking these letters together is the faith shared by the writers. Grace Under Fire is an encouraging read for anyone. Life may seem tough at times, but I am not facing a battle knowing I might very well be the next corpse, and these soldiers still exhibited grace knowing the day they were writing the letter might very well be their last. Definitely a good read!

  4. I enjoyed listening to this book but it wasn’t as good as his other books that I had listen too. Mainly because there was only one narrator, who read all the letters, instead of the multiple readers for the other books. I also noticed that there were a couple of letters that were published in the other books. That being said, this was a solid book and I found myself crying at the pain, faith and strength depicted.

  5. This gets a second star for being well-intentioned, but this slim nightstand book was just too repetitive and boring. Yes, soldiers loved their families and kept their faith – but after reading seemingly endless variations on the same theme, I just had to skim the second half to get through it.

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