In many of our school systems across the United States we require our students to reading books like the “Red Badge of Courage”. While that has it historical roots I think it would bring a better view point and a shot of reality to our youth if they also read “Tough as They Come”. This would bring to light to many of the young people today why we cherish our freedom so much and what we are willing to defend our country for. This book would provide a view point of a real combat soldier who knew what the risks he was taking to protect our country of millions of people he never knew or meet. While serving his country, he was gravely wound and tells not from a general view point but his personal experience the pain, struggle and necessary support that is needed. We need to bring to light the reality of war, the commitment need to protect the country and the horrific price some must pay. I think this would be an excellent book not just for the youth of America to read but everyone. It helps to bring you back to true roots of why we defend our country and the men and women we honor in doing so. If you only read one book this year let it be this one.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of this book.