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Military memoir shows power of God’s love Print Email
Written by Leslie Santamaria   
Monday, 11 August 2014 12:42 PM America/New_York

SteelWillWhile Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris ran reconnaissance in Iraq in 2007, a roadside bomb exploded his Humvee. Three of Harris’ best friends died in the blast. Harris lost his ears, three fingers and part of his nose, and one-third of his body was burned, leading doctors to give him just a 2% chance of survival.

With Robin Overby Cox, Harris tells of God’s faithfulness in his journey to recovery in Steel Will: My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I Was Meant To Be (9780801016554, $21.99, Baker Books). Releasing this month from Baker Publishing Group, the book is meant “to demonstrate what it means to live fearlessly, with a clear understanding of the Grace that can redeem mayhem,” Harris writes.

He recounts his troubled childhood as the son of a military father struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and his years as a young adult trying to understand manhood. When he met Kathreyn, who was full of strength and faith, he fell in love and they were married.

During his second deployment, Harris was nearly fatally injured. He endured PTSD and 50 surgeries and skin grafts.

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, along with Helping a Hero, built a home for his family in 2012.

Along the journey, Harris found his faith deepening by layers. He writes: “I found in faith a Father of infinite love.”

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