The most compelling way to learn to love anything is to realize how close you are to losing it. How deep into the depths of despair must author Joel Lee Russell descend before he learns to open his body, mind and soul to the magnificence of devotion and faith? After surviving a tortured childhood, Russell's challenges continue when he arrives in Vietnam during the height of the Tet Offensive.While Russell's outfit of Marines dwindles from 250 men to 79 in a matter of four hours, he beseeches God to save him and promises to dedicate his life, from that moment on, to something greater than himself. Even though we think we are eager to learn our lessons and to improve ourselves, the training we endure is often complicated and challenging. After Joel Lee Russell, nicknamed Last Days Joel, repeatedly escapes death's sting, he opens himself to a divine beauty that soars beyond his belief.Author Joel Lee Russell was born in 1948. He is the eleventh child and the seventh son in a family with 12 children. Throughout his upbringing, he suffered brutality that would have tested the strongest of men. When Russell wrote his memorable autobiography, Book of Joel - Book II, he was laying the foundation for his current work, Escaping Death's Sting. Russell earned a Purple Heart and a Navy Achievement Medal for his daring acts in Vietnam. He now lives in Bonney Lake, Washington.A Combat Marine Lifea#39;s Story Joel Lee Russell. boats I had discovered. My heart was set ... It turned out that this beauty was a 30-foot sailing yacht with two sets of sails, a 15hp mercury outboard with electric start. The engine was built into theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Escaping Death's Sting|
|Author||:||Joel Lee Russell|
|Publisher||:||Strategic Book Publishing - 2010-03|