The Last Day

The Last Day

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<i>I meet Jesus on the day I get home from the war. I&#8217;m on the beach, but I don&#8217;t know how I got here. My mind is as dark as the night. . . . I spend the whole night on the beach. But when the sun&#8217;s faint light begins to bend around the Earth, I see him. . . . There, coming toward me, out of the light, is a man. . . . Behind the man a faint curtain of light rises to the sky out of the ocean. He wears the light like a robe, though I see he&#8217;s dressed like me. Jeans and a T-shirt, no shoes. And that he&#8217;s older than I am, a lot older, maybe mid-thirties. He walks right toward me. He walks right into my eyes. </i><br><br>So begins the spellbinding story of Warren Harlan Pease, a young U.S. Army sniper freshly returned from the Iraq War to his native New Hampshire. What follows is a page-turning adventure that is also a powerful meditation on religion and war, love and loss. <br><br><i>The Last Day</i> answers questions and asks many more. Armed with a sniper&#8217;s rifle and his deeply held faith, Specialist Pease travels across ideological borders and earns an appreciation for his enemy&#8217;s culture and for what connects us all as human beings. &#8220;War doesn&#8217;t test your faith in Jesus,&#8221; Warren comes to realize. &#8220;It tests your faith in yourself.&#8221; Upon returning home, he spends an entire day with Jesus visiting and contemplating his own life with fresh eyes, and a willing heart. He examines his relationship to those he loves, and grapples with the pain he has been carrying inside since the death of his mother when he was just a boy.<br><br>This extraordinary work of compassion and healing grace combines the themes of religion, war and poetry in a way that is wholly original, and unforgettable. It will resonate with skeptics and believers, be shared and discussed between friends and among families.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 212 pages
  • Steerforth Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1586421662
  • 9781586421663

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