Josh Holler gives an excellent perspective on how the trauma of war, the comradery among enlisted warriors, and the grief of suicide intersect with the good news of the Gospel. I wish I could have read Redeeming Warriors before I deployed with the 821st TC BN in 2011. I think I would have been a better chaplain if I had done so.
J. Alan Branch, Professor, Christian Ethics, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri
... offers invaluable insights for Christians concerned with understanding and assisting veterans struggling with grief and loss of identity.
Mark R. Amstutz, Professor Emeritus, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois CDR, U.S. Naval Reserve (r)
... helpfully examines the issues, considers the situation, and suggests practical ways to help those at risk—and he does so from a biblical foundation. Read and share this book.
Lt.Col. Karl Johnson, USMC (Ret.), Director, C.S. Lewis Institute, Chicago & Senior Advisor, Ravi Zacharias Intl. Ministries
... a candidly engrossing account of the veteran’s struggle with suicide ideation. ... an essential read for those who have served in the military or desirous of helping the vet appropriately reengage civilian culture.
Richard Townes, Retired Marine and US Navy Chaplain, Pastor, Bethel Lutheran Church, Howard City, Mississippi
... an important resource for greater understanding and empathy. May it equip many to minister with compassion to those at risk and to walk alongside those who have suffered loss.
Albert Y. Hsu, Author of ‘Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope’
... an intriguing blend of raw military stories and relevant spiritual truth. Additionally, he tackles the serious issue of Veteran suicides with compassion, wisdom, creativity and empathy. He offers hope for Vets struggling with life itself as he provides a positive path forward for them. This is a great book for someone thinking about joining the military, too. It will open their eyes to the life of a Warrior.
Douglas E. Lee, Chaplain (BG), US Army (Ret)
Josh doesn’t stop with the person, but takes the reader on a journey of hope, that employs the PTSD victim’s family, friends, pastors, chaplains, mental health professionals, the Holy Spirit and Scripture. Josh’s writings reinforce the notion that it does take a village to encourage, energize and experience the joy of a person’s recovery from the effects of trauma.
Mike Higgins, Retired US ARMY Chaplain Colonel with experience in hospitals, FORSCOM, and the Pentagon Pastor, South City Church (PCA), St Louis, Missouri
One of the very best books ever written on the critical subject of veteran suicide! Using a framework of ‘Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation,’ Josh Holler shows us the road to reconciliation with God, for everyone who is lost in these traumatic, tumultuous times.
Lt.Col. Dave Grossman (retired), Author of On Killing, On Combat, On Spiritual Combat, and Bulletproof Marriage: A 90–Day Devotional
... a deeply thoughtful and incisive response to veteran suicide. Rather than limiting his scope to PTSD-related loss, his expansive view is more holistic, considering the breadth and depth of experiences military members face throughout their service.