Vietnam, My Deliverance; Traumatic Stress, My Salvation

A Biblical, Systematic, and Reformational Theology for People with Traumatic Stress (P.T.S.D.)

by Jim Carmichael



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/8/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 578
ISBN : 9781489741462
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 578
ISBN : 9781489741479

About the Book

Post-traumatic stress disorder is both a gift and tool in God’s hands. The Lord has designed a person’s brain to adjust to the rigors of combat or abuse. Combat’s despair can also drive us to Christ. Jim Carmichael, Ph.D. looks back at his service in Vietnam and how it impacted his life upon returning home in this book. More importantly, he reveals how God led him to find redemption, obedience to God, and transformation into the image of Jesus Christ through suffering. In sharing his story, the author seeks to answer questions such as: · What is the purpose of PTSD? · Why don’t all combatants suffer from PTSD? · How can God deliver individuals from bondage? · What can be done to prevent PTSD victims from dying by suicide? The author stresses that the Veterans Administration should do more to teach veterans and their families about how the brain changes when it’s subjected to constant stress. He also highlights how combatants throughout history have been impacted by stress. Join the author as he praises and thanks God for using the horrors of Vietnam to drive him to Christ.

About the Author

Jim Carmichael, Ph.D., grew up in Arlington, Texas, and joined the Marines in high school in 1967. He served with Echo Co. 2/26, 3rd. Mar. Div. and rotated out of the bush in December 1968. He became a civilian in April 1970 and graduated from Bible College in 1981. He planted a church in Texas, but the lasting impact of the war led him to resign several years later. He was eventually diagnosed with delayed post-traumatic stress disorder. He has taught Bible courses in many countries and completed his Ph.D. in 2016.