A Fighter Pilot's Guide to Spiritual Warfare

Author: Ken March

Publisher: WinePress Publishing

ISBN: 1414110944

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 623

Ever wonder why life seems to always be a struggle? A Fighter Pilot's Guide To Spiritual Warfare uses experiences gained through military training and combat to understand the tactics our spiritual enemy uses to war against us. The author then gives biblical guides to consistantly win the battles we face on a day to day basis.

Christian Fighter Pilot Is Not an Oxymoron

Author: Jonathan Dowty

Publisher: Jonathan Dowty

ISBN: 0615144535

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 9030

Fighter pilots are known for their bravery, cunning, and skill in combat. They are also known for their expertise in worldly vices. Few people would think that Christian men and women could be a part of that military culture. They not only can, but should. Godly men and women can be both good Christians and good fighter pilots, Sailors, Soldiers, or Marines - something many people believe is a contradiction. From fighter pilot traditions to the controversy of military evangelism, Christian Fighter Pilot explains not only the popular fighter pilot culture, but also the sometimes secretive world of the men and women who fly and fight. Whether in training or combat, Christians are shown that they can live out their faith and still excel in the world's best military.

Spirit of the Blue

Peter Ayerst: A Fighter Pilot's Story

Author: Hugh Thomas,Alex Henshaw

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 075097981X

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 9547

Few RAF pilots flew operationally from the beginning to the end of the Second World War. Fewer still can claim to have taken part in the Battle of France, Battle of Britain, El Alamein, and the D-Day landings as well as bomber escort duties in the closing days of the war. Peter Ayerst is one such man and his tale is, as yet, untold. Illustrated with photographs, this is the previously unpublished story of an RAF Second World War fighter pilot ace. Peter Ayerst joined the RAF in 1938 on a short service commission and was despatched as part of the Advanced Air Striking Force to France at the beginning of September 1939, gaining his first kills. He became the first RAF pilot to engage a Bf 109 in combat and survived a confrontation with twenty-seven enemy aircraft, his Hurricane riddled with bullets. With the fall of France, Peter was recalled to England where he spent the Battle of Britain summer of 1940 instructing at No. 7 OTU Hawarden, shooting down a Heinkel He 111 bomber.Peter was then posted to North Africa in 1942 where he was shot down in the desrt and crash-landed in a minefield! He flew a variety of missions, culminating in a strafing of Axis motor targets 400 miles behind enemy lines, personally detroying a Junkers Ju 52 and seventeen vehicles. Following a period of instructing in South Africa, Peter returned to Britain in 1944, flying high-altitude Spitfires on interception flights over France. He took part in escort duties on D-Day and at the end of 1944 he was awarded the DFC. Peter also flew bomber escort duties of the Ruhr and escorted King George VI's personal flight. In the closing months of the war he flew Spitfires in support of mass daylight bomber raids deep into Germany.By the war's end, Peter had flown every operational mark of Spitfire and Hurricane in the RAF's inventory. Alex Henshaw was instrumental in choosing him as a test pilot for Vickers at Castle Bromwich where he flew production Spitfire Mk XIs, XVIs and 22s.

After Action

The True Story of a Cobra Pilot's Journey

Author: Dan Sheehan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480034068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4290

By sharing his own story, the author, a third-generation military flyer who served two tours of duty in Iraq, helps his readers understand what military men and women experience on the front lines of war - and what they bring home.

Soul Survivor

The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

Author: Andrea Leininger,Bruce Leininger

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1848502788

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 9001

James Leininger was just two years old when he began having disturbing nightmares that would not stop. He screamed out in the night: 'Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!' While nightmares are common among children, what happened next shocked those around him... James began to reveal details of planes and war tragedies that no two-year-old boy could know. His desperate parents were at a loss to help him until he said three things: 'Corsair', 'Natoma' and 'Jack Larsen'. From these tantalising clues, James's parents travelled thousands of miles and spent many long years piecing together these facts to try and find an answer that could end his torment. Finally, despite his mother's fears and his father's staunch Christian beliefs, they found only one possibility to the endless coincidences that surrounded every detail in James's life – that their son was reliving the past life of a World War II fighter pilot. Their touching story is one that will challenge sceptics and confirm the beliefs of those who already believe in life after death.


The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

Author: Robert Coram

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759527775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

View: 9703

John Boyd may be the most remarkable unsung hero in all of American military history. Some remember him as the greatest U.S. fighter pilot ever -- the man who, in simulated air-to-air combat, defeated every challenger in less than forty seconds. Some recall him as the father of our country's most legendary fighter aircraft -- the F-15 and F-16. Still others think of Boyd as the most influential military theorist since Sun Tzu. They know only half the story. Boyd, more than any other person, saved fighter aviation from the predations of the Strategic Air Command. His manual of fighter tactics changed the way every air force in the world flies and fights. He discovered a physical theory that forever altered the way fighter planes were designed. Later in life, he developed a theory of military strategy that has been adopted throughout the world and even applied to business models for maximizing efficiency. And in one of the most startling and unknown stories of modern military history, the Air Force fighter pilot taught the U.S. Marine Corps how to fight war on the ground. His ideas led to America's swift and decisive victory in the Gulf War and foretold the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On a personal level, Boyd rarely met a general he couldn't offend. He was loud, abrasive, and profane. A man of daring, ferocious passion and intractable stubbornness, he was that most American of heroes -- a rebel who cared not for his reputation or fortune but for his country. He was a true patriot, a man who made a career of challenging the shortsighted and self-serving Pentagon bureaucracy. America owes Boyd and his disciples -- the six men known as the "Acolytes" -- a great debt. Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military -- and all of America -- for decades to come. ..

One of the Few

A Marine Fighter Pilot's Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview

Author: Jason Ladd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996538404


Page: N.A

View: 2668

A US Marine fighter pilot explores life's important questions as he prepares for combat, searches for truth, and wages spiritual warfare during his mission to become a better husband and father.

SEAL of God

Author: Chad Williams

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414374178

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9053

Days before Chad Williams was to report to military duty in Great Lakes, Illinois, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the roads of Fallujah, Iraq. Steeled in his resolve, Chad followed in Scott’s footsteps and completed the US military’s most difficult and grueling training to become a Navy SEAL. One of only 13 from a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation, Chad served his country on SEAL Teams One and Seven for five years, completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq. Part memoir, part evangelism piece, SEAL of God follows Chad’s journey through the grueling Naval Ops training and onto the streets of Iraq, where he witnessed the horrors of war up close. Along the way, Chad shares his own radical conversion story and talks about how he draws on his own experiences as a SEAL to help others better understand the depths of Christ’s sacrifice and love.

Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942

War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942

Author: Ian W. Toll

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393068137

Category: History

Page: 597

View: 4359

Draws on eyewitness accounts and primary sources to describe the first months of World War II in the Pacific, after the U.S. Navy suffered the worst defeat in its history at Pearl Harbor.

Fighter Pilot's Daughter

Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War

Author: Mary Lawlor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442222018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3716

Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War details author and Professor Mary Lawlor’s unconventional upbringing in Cold War America. Memories of her early life—as the daughter of a Marine Corps and then Army father—reveal the personal costs of tensions that once gripped the entire world, and illustrate the ways in which bold foreign policy decisions shaped an entire generation of Americans, defining not just the ways they were raised, but who they would ultimately become.

Kingdom's Dawn

Author: Chuck Black

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307562670

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8100

A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdom’s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation! He’s just a young man, but that doesn’t change the truth. He was chosen… Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer’s son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the sword—not exactly a tool of the trade for farmers—but one tragic event initiates a world of revelation. Only then does he begin to understand his calling—a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill—a calling given him by the King himself. Teamed with a young slave girl, Leinad is thrust into adversity and danger—for the Dark Knight and his vicious Shadow Warriors will stop at nothing to thwart the King’s plan to restore the kingdom. Leinad will need more than a sharp blade and a swift hand to fulfill his mission and survive the evil plots of the King’s sworn enemies! Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil—and the future of a kingdom lies in the hands of a young man. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS INCLUDED Story Behind the Book “When my six kids’ eyes glossed over during a reading from the Bible, I paused to explain the significance of redemption to a sin-sick soul. I was rewarded with patronizing elephant nods and more blank stares. Shortly thereafter, I awoke in the middle of the night with a medieval story enveloping my mind. I wrote it down and later read it to my children. Their waning attention transformed into complete anticipation. I was amazed and disappointed. Why did it take a fictional story, not a Bible passage, to get that response? Then I realized—that is how Jesus taught! Parables are powerful! I penned the Kingdom series to help young people get excited about the supremely significant story of Jesus Christ and His mission to save mankind.” — Chuck Black From the Trade Paperback edition.

What It Is Like to Go to War

Author: Karl Marlantes

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802195148

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 7864

From the author of the award-winning, best-selling novel Matterhorn, comes a brilliant nonfiction book about war In 1968, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty Marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience. In What It Is Like to Go to War, Marlantes takes a deeply personal and candid look at what it is like to experience the ordeal of combat, critically examining how we might better prepare our soldiers for war. Marlantes weaves riveting accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination, and his readings—from Homer to The Mahabharata to Jung. He makes it clear just how poorly prepared our nineteen-year-old warriors are for the psychological and spiritual aspects of the journey. Just as Matterhorn is already being acclaimed as acclaimed as a classic of war literature, What It Is Like to Go to War is set to become required reading for anyone—soldier or civilian—interested in this visceral and all too essential part of the human experience.

The Running Man

Flying High for the Glory of God

Author: Orville Rogers

Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing

ISBN: 9781942557906

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 9784

A fascinating look inside the life of an extraordinary man who at the age of 98 continues to inspire, motivate, and challenge others to always keep the door open to new adventures.

Hornet's Nest

The Experiences of One of the U.S. Navy's First Female Fighter Pilots

Author: Missy Cummings

Publisher: Writer's Showcase Press

ISBN: 9780595001903

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 393

View: 4991

In 1993, the Combat Exclusion Law was repealed in a landmark decision. For the U.S. Navy, this meant that one of the last bastions of all male combat roles would be opened to women, the fighter and bomber squadrons. Despite the adamant protests of the male pilots, senior naval leadership, and various conservative groups, women were assigned to fighter squadrons in late 1993. Hornets Nest is the compelling account of one of the women in this first group, Lieutenant Missy Cummings. Waiting in the wings, Missy was an established adversary pilot and perfectly primed to step into the role of a combat pilot. Flying one of the worlds most technologically advanced fighters would be exhilarating for Missy, but not without an exacting price. Missys reception into the warrior ranks is overwhelmingly hostile and senior leadership in her squadron ensure that she receives harsh treatment, often deliberately criminal. Betrayed by the very institution that prides itself on honor, courage, and commitment, Missy eventually resigns from the Navy and abandons her dreams of a career. This real life drama concludes with a critical analysis of the integration of women into combat pilot roles, and the future of women in combat aviation.

Should We Live Forever?

The Ethical Ambiguities of Aging

Author: Gilbert Meilaender

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467437549

Category: Religion

Page: 135

View: 3948

In Should We Live Forever? Christian ethicist Gilbert Meilaender puzzles over the implications of the medical advances that have lengthened the human life span, wrestling with what this quest for living longer means for our conception of living well and completely. As he points out in his introduction, "That we often desire, even greedily desire, longer life is clear; whether what we desire is truly desirable is harder to say." The six chapters of this book take multiple perspectives on issues surrounding aging and invite readers to consider whether "indefinitely more life" is something worth pursuing and, if humans are created for life with God, whether longer life will truly satisfy our underlying hunger.

A Guide to Short-Term Missions

A Comprehensive Manual for Planning an Effective Mission Trip

Author: H. Leon Greene

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830866523

Category: Religion

Page: 97

View: 2089

The rewards of a short-term mission trip can be inestimable, but they are not automatically guaranteed. Good planning and thorough research can make the all the difference in having a successful trip. Drawing on his experiences from over thirty short-term missions trips, Dr. Greene gives a detailed look at the challenges and blessings faced by those who are considering such an endeavor. This one-stop guide helps make the most of this opportunity by outlining the steps to take from start to finish. Included are great resources such as: Preparing a testimony Writing a support letter Getting a passport Forming the team How to stay healthy Emergency plans and disaster relief How and what to prepare for Immunizations needed Packing checklist Other helpful resources

Thunder gods

the kamikaze pilots tell their story

Author: Hatsuho Naitō

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

View: 4232

Interviews with surviving kamikaze pilots outline the mindset of these volunteers and the details of the program, covering the construction of the planes, the particulars of the strategy, and the role of the emperor

Light of the Last

Author: Chuck Black

Publisher: Wars of the Realm

ISBN: 1601425066


Page: 368

View: 8927

"A speculative view of spiritual warfare, rooted in the Bible, The Light of the Last is an action-packed adventure from beginning to end"--