About the Book
Author: SGT Q
Release Date: April 22, 2020
In this new war, the battlefield of the mind, hope would become my new ammunition, and the mission field would be the centerpiece of my new battlefield.
A proud Marine since right out of high school, Aaron Quinonez (Sgt Q) was trained to fight the enemy and was prepared for war. When he volunteered for a combat tour in Iraq, little did he know his real battle would be fought in his mind. After eight years of military service, Sgt Q suffered from depression, anger, and panic attacks and was diagnosed with PTSD. He nearly ended his own life in the parking lot of a church, where later he was redeemed by Jesus Christ, who gave him a new life.
Sgt Q traded the battlefield for the mission field and found healing and purpose through building homes and churches, feeding children, and supplying precious hope to struggling communities worldwide. God then called him to form QMissions, a pathway for veterans—Sgt Q’s fellow warfighters—to replace the battle scars of their minds with the joy of serving. In Healing thru Service, you’ll find:
- personal recons—Sgt Q’s anecdotes and adventures
- scientific research on recovering from PTSD and using hope to create new, positive triggers
- the award-winning step-by-step process of healing through mission service, leading to a life of gratitude, fulfillment, and purpose
I am impressed with the amount of information he includes and the practical steps he gives. His insights on thinking and the subconscious are enlightening for everyone, not just veterans. He deals with many issues, such as identifying traumatic stress triggers and understanding your identity after military service. He gives practical exercises for healing, such as how to change perceptions. He is very honest, sharing his ongoing battle with fear. He is clear that you must belong to Jesus to experience the deep and lasting character work the Holy Spirit can do.
He wraps his memoir and practical insights and strategy around the concept of serving others. And if you wonder where you might serve, Sgt Q suggests you find your pain and that is where your ministry will be.
This is a good manual for healing. It contains honest experiences, good strategy and practical suggestions. Readers who have been in the military will particularly appreciate it but all readers could benefit from its contents.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)