A reader expresses his appreciation for the spiritual underpinnings of the book: "A Hellish Place of Angels: Con Thien: One Man's Journey" www.ahellishplaceofangels.com
“I just finished your book and wanted to take the moment to express my sincere appreciation for the service you have rendered.
The service comes in helping those of us who have not experienced war firsthand to appreciate the purity and impenetrable bond you've described, born of shared horror, sacrifice, camaraderie, and survival in the face of indescribable carnage and numberless perils.
Your own summary shows that in all spaces of human endeavor, no matter how horrific, there are moments where the qualities of essence, clarity, purity, worship, oneness, light, meaning, non-meaning reveal themselves amidst the mystery that ever endures to challenge and baffle us.
[This is exemplified by one of] the most profound portion[s] of your book … the recounting [of] your feelings deep into the siege of Con Thien, burrowed ever deeper in your foxhole, stripped of identity and willing to accept whatever came next thus “catapulted into the light” in spite of the oceans of utter darkness that engulfed all of you.
Thank you for [your efforts in conveying] the meaning [of war and life] from inside the horror.’
Peter Schenck, Business Strategist and Editor