By Harold Ristau
Although the ethical and moral dimensions of NATO presence in Afghanistan has been the point of interest of dialogue by way of politicians and media alike, questions of the spiritual tradition and spirituality that underlie the complexities of either the clash and convictions of these affected have hardly ever been mentioned. The entries of this thought-provoking magazine provide a special window into this unusual and unpredictable war-torn realm from the viewpoint of a Christian military chaplain who has skilled the terrors of battle "from the foxhole." This diary represents the brutally sincere, but deeply non secular reflections and questions of a Lutheran clergyman whose objective isn't to justify, yet to list, the lifetime of religion. sign up for Padre Ristau in a trip marked by way of episodes of ask yourself and fight, social gathering and complication, and are available away . . . replaced. real tales: a few inspiring; a few scary. but none of them stay unusual to the Divine.
"At Peace with War is among the such a lot considerate, actual, frank, and sincere debts of what it ability to be a chaplain in a theatre of operations within the twenty-first century. you will discover that Captain Ristau pulls no punches and that he calls them as he sees them . . . This ebook is a must-read for these considering a occupation as an army chaplain; for these serving chaplains who're trying to find a useful technique of getting ready themselves for ministry in a theatre of operations; for these seeking to achieve a greater appreciation of Afghan tradition; or just for these drawn to studying what the army chaplain can carry to the fight."
--Brigadier common David C. Kettle CMM, CD, DD
Chaplain basic of the Canadian Forces, Retired
"Chaplain Harold Ristau's At Peace with War unearths the very human struggles of the chaplain's excessive calling in the course of uncertainty, threat, brutal stipulations, and the truth of accidents, wounds, and deaths. this can be a must-read for any army member, or their households, to assist them come to grips with the non secular demanding situations of wartime army service."
--LtCol Carl H. Krueger Jr.
President, SELC (Synod of Evangelical Lutheran church buildings) District, LCMS
U. S. army, Retired
"Christian humans and their pastors can research right here approximately how tenets of the religion are usually not simply principles on paper, yet truly jump to lifestyles whilst noticeable during the lens of worry, boredom, separation from household, and the ubiquitous chance of dying . . . if you are trying to find systematic theology or an writer claiming to be a hero, you could have come to the inaccurate position with this e-book. but when you need to meet a workaday chaplain displaying how religion and soldering can stroll jointly, i like to recommend At Peace with War very hugely indeed."
President, Lutheran Church-Canada
Rev. Dr. Harold Ristau (PhD, McGill University), Lutheran Pastor, Reformation pupil, and writer of Understanding Martin Luther's Demonological Rhetoric in His Treatise opposed to the Heavenly Prophets (1525), grew to become a chaplain of the Canadian Forces after numerous years of cross-cultural ministry within the city settings of Montréal and Toronto during which his paintings among Asian refugees and immigrants prompted a wish to serve either his nation and his Church overseas.
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At Peace with War: A Chaplain's Meditations from Afghanistan by Harold Ristau