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Firmly held convictions without faith is like a well without water.
Could your faith withstand the brutality of war that lasts far longer than anyone expected without wavering?
Based on historical facts, this fiction novel tells the legacy of a close-knit family and their experiences during the Civil War from July 1862 through July 1865.
A thirty-nine-year-old farmer, Joseph Lawyer is living a modest life in southern Indiana. He enlists in the Union Infantry and soon learns he must make life and death decisions that often go against the very core of his beliefs. Plagued by doubts, he questions the faith he was raised with.
After learning of his father’s ordeal, his son, John Albert Lawyer, also enlists, only to experience his own battles to maintain faith while serving in a war intent on severing all connections with the Almighty.
Will Joseph and John Albert be able to live out their convictions without losing their faith after witnessing atrocious acts committed by both sides during the war?
Bonus - A free study guide is included for you to explore your own issues with faith. It will challenge and encourage you to keep your faith by maintaining a healthy relationship with Christ.
About the Author
James Brent Lawyer, MA/LPCC, retired as the Executive Director of one of Ohio’s fastest growing counties with the Alcohol Drug Addiction Mental Health Services Board in 2019.
He served in this capacity for over twenty years and held prior administrative positions since 1988 in behavioral health care systems when overseeing clinical services throughout southwest Ohio.
He was a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor (1991), with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (1985) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor by the State of Ohio.
He developed and provided professional training services for employees and graduate students and became the preferred training site of the tri-state universities’ graduate students.
He earned a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling Psychology in 1981, graduating with academic honors and professional distinction in Psychology.
Throughout his professional career, he worked to integrate the disciplines of psychology and theology in order to address the needs of humanity holistically.
The battle of making sense of our experiences in light of our faith has and will no doubt remain a source of contention throughout the history of humanity.