A Leap of Faith

The Men and Women Who Served Post 9/11

by Jenny La Sala



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/26/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781490792217
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781490792231
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781490792224

About the Book

A Leap of Faith is a collection of brotherhood and sisterhood of military veterans post 9/11, each with their own story to share and suffering from PTSD to IED injuries. Each Soldier faced varying hurdles on their journey leading up to the military and transitioning back to civilian life. ‬The women Veterans revealed a special vulnerability undergoing the drastic change‬ and uncomfortable truths about double standards regarding gender in the military.‬ It is our desire that these stories will deepen the understanding of how poorly the military prepares its Soldiers for the high-stakes shift from deployment back to civilian life.‬

As I interviewed the men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, they all came back with the same message. And that was after America was attacked on 9/11, they wanted to do something to help and enlisted in the military. It was in that moment that I realized they each took a leap of faith, not knowing what was ahead of them. But they knew what they were leaving behind and were intent on protecting it; hence, the book title emerged as A Leap of Faith: The Men and Women Who Served Post 9/11. Their faith also emerged as strength and resonates through their incredible stories. Each veteran story is preceded by their favorite Psalm.

About the Author

JENNY LA SALA'S ancestors fought in the Civil War. She is the sister of a Gulf War Veteran, daughter of a 101st Airborne WWII Veteran and former spouse to a Vietnam Veteran. Jenny is a writer and interviewer who through her diligence and personal warmth capture the Veteran’s emotional thoughts as critical pieces in our country’s growth and understanding of what it is like to be a Veteran. She published her 101st Airborne father's wartime letters in the book, COMES A SOLDIER’S WHISPER, opening the door for her expansion to Veteran advocacy, compassion and understanding PTSD within her own family. VIETNAM AND BEYOND was honored as a finalist for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award and Jenny's first children's book, WHEN DADDY COMES HOME has also been honored as a finalist for the 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award and addresses the challenges faced when Daddy returns changed by the war experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jenny shares a child’s journey of their parent’s military service to and from war in a unique child’s perspective. These publications have changed Jenny in a profound and totally unexpected way. She believes they will change you too. Follow Jenny’s book projects on her website: http://www.JennyLasala.com