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Publisher's Summary

A War Zone of the Soul: Dr. W. Lee Warren's life as a neurosurgeon in a trauma center began to unravel long before he shipped off to serve the Air Force in Iraq in 2004. When he traded a comfortable if demanding practice in San Antonio, Texas, for a ride on a C-130 into the combat zone, he was already reeling from months of personal struggle. At the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Warren realized his experience with trauma was just beginning. In his 120 days in a tent hospital, he was trained in a different specialty - surviving over 100 mortar attacks and trying desperately to repair the damages of a war that raged around every detail of every day. No place was safe, and the constant barrage wore down every possible defense, physical or psychological.
One day, clad only in a T-shirt, gym shorts, and running shoes, Warren was caught in the open while round after round of mortars shook the earth and shattered the air with their explosions, stripping him of everything he had been trying so desperately to hold on to. Warren's story is an example of how a person can go from a place of total loss to one of strength, courage, and victory. Whether you are in the midst of your own crisis of faith, failed relationship, financial struggle, or illness, you will be inspired to remember that how you respond determines whether you survive - spiritually, emotionally, and sometimes physically. It is the beginning of a long journey home.
©2014 Zondervan (P)2014 Zondervan
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By JHG on 01-31-16

MASH is Iraq

What did you like best about No Place to Hide? What did you like least?

The best thing about the book is that it gave great insight into what it was like to work in a hospital in Iraq during the war. The worst part of the book is when the author departed from the story and got preachy. Its his right in his book to do this; but it detracted greatly from the book for me.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have avoided the religious preaching.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes, no problems with narration.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Not sure this would translate well into a movie.

Any additional comments?

I would have given the book 4 starts if it didn't have the preaching.

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By Nathan on 10-01-16

Compassionate, engaging, and motivating!

A very personal take on the Iraq war and some of the battles that occur not on the front lines. As a physician and anesthesiologist, I appreciate Dr Warren's sincerity and thankless love he demonstrated while putting together broken men and women.

A great performance by the narrator!

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