Show simple item record Linzey, Paul E. 2017-06-28T13:09:05Z 2017-06-28T13:09:05Z 2016-01-07
dc.description.abstract While deployed to a small coalition-led Forward Operating Base as a chaplain in the spring and summer of 2007, Chaplain Paul Linzey experienced the danger of war, the loneliness of being away from home, and the exhilaration of watching up close as God answered prayer, changed lives, and performed miracles. After asking to go to Iraq, he was assigned to Camp Echo, just outside the city of Ad Diwaniyah. There hadn’t been a chaplain there during three years of war. The author and his Chaplain Assistant had to start from scratch and lay a foundation for ministry. Heat, danger, dust, and death formed the context for the ministry the 52-year-old was sent to do. His job was to establish a religious program. There was no chapel, no office, no phone, and no internet connection designated for a Religious Support Team. There were no Bibles, literature, or supplies. Operating from his philosophy that “ministry follows friendship,” Linzey built relationships among the men and women, military and civilian, American and Coalition. This allowed him to be there when people were at their best and at their worst, in their strongest and weakest moments. This is the story of what happened in his life and theirs. Drawing on personal experience, he creates a narrative of war that is different than you’ve ever heard or read. en_US
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dc.publisher MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa
dc.subject novel en_US
dc.subject war en_US
dc.subject Iraq en_US
dc.title Safest Place in Iraq en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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