I want to pass on a very interesting and moving story. Yesterday we had a special guest at our church named Donovan Campbell. Donovan is a disciple of Jesus and a Princeton University grad as well as a husband and father of three girls. He served in the Marines in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in the middle of the last decade at the height of the conflict. He wrote a book about his platoon and their experiences called Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood.
It’s a book about duty, leadership and self-sacrifice. It is a window into what it means to be a solider in any army. It is inspiring. Whatever one’s views are about war, this book will reveal something of the imago dei in humanity as a band of brothers fight not against someone or something but for each other.