"Willing to Engage" is a prequel to "A Diamond on The Wall", the memoir of my experiences in Vietnam. It is my fervent hope, that by telling the remainder of my story, I might somehow stop someone from pulling the trigger of a gun, or swallowing pills, in their desire to end their life, or the lives of others. Too many people are surrendering all hope, because they see no future, or because they consider themselves "hopeless losers", caught-up in horrible circumstances, with no out but death. I also hope to motivate today's youth to become involved; to labor with all who are willing to put-forth an effort to stop the insanity that is causing such dismay (Politically and Socially). Together, we can make great strides, but we must be willing to engage in order to accomplish the much needed results.Furthermore, this book is a wake-up-call for the personal involvement and participation of every citizen, to set aright the deplorable condition of today's world.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Lawrence Thomas Vosen, aka: larryv - from thelettersoffaith.com website, was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December, 1948. Larry acquired his GED high school equivelency diploma in 1965, entered the Army at 17 in 1966 and ultimately served as the youngest Green Beret in Vietnam for 17 months in 1967-1968.
Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the military in 1968, Larry met, and ultimately married, Charlene Mae Wilson, in July 1970.
Career moves transferred the Vosen's to Colorado, California, Idaho and Oregon; ultimately allowing them to retire in Las Vegas, Nevada.
During the course of his career, Larry Vosen continued his education, ultimately receiving his Ph.D. in 1998.
For the last 24 years, Dr. Vosen has maintained an online ministry at his - thelettersoffaith.com website. In 2002, Dr. Vosen was moved to begin a project which culminated in the development of an entirely new Bible translation. Titled, The Exalted Name Bible, this crowning achievement of Dr. Vosen's work is currently available in e-Book format at Kindle, and may also be viewed free online at the exaltednamebible.com website.
In 2012 Dr. Vosen wrote a memoir on his tour of duty in Vietnam, titled - A Diamond on The Wall - and immediately followed that work with a prequel entitled - Willing To Engage. In context, "A Diamond on The Wall" presents factual evidence that personal success can come from the depths of despair, while "Willing To Engage", shows that despair can come from successful and joyous beginnings, and that even the best intentions and efforts, of parent and child, may often end in seemingly utter failure. Together, both books present the fact that we must never give-up on ourselves, or on our children (or parents), and that successful endings result because someone is "Willing to Engage".
Furthermore, "Willing to Engage" is a call-to-arms for the personal involvement and participation of every citizen, and from this work Dr. Vosen founded - The 7th Column Movement, a political action and informational website at 7thcolumnmovement.com
Additionally, Dr. Vosen has just released a series of heartfelt spiritual poems in: Scarlet Lace Poems - Spiritual Musings.
Dr. Vosen remains highly active in all areas of life, seeking to uphold the value and self-worth of all mankind. His focus today is clearly in the arena of political involvement, as he challenges the silent majority of humankind to "get involved - NOW!"