The Reprieve

The Reprieve

When a man kills and observes killing in war, he is indelibly changed, the trauma stamped upon his soul.

Tommy Neal, a depression-area Hoosier farm boy, never dreamed his life would change so drastically or so quickly until that fateful day: December 7, 1941. President Roosevelt said it was a day that would “live in infamy,” and indeed it was such a day for thousands of American and Japanese families.

Tommy and his friends had been eager to sign up and fight for their country. What an honor it would be. In the end, however, his mind was troubled and his heart consumed with guilt.

How could he ever be at peace with himself?

Tommy finds his reprieve through a series of unexpected events and with the help of God, family, a professor, a woman, and a baby.

Also click to learn more about Phil Emmert’s other books: When War Was Heck and the followup The Afterglow of War: Lessons Learned as well as The Overcomers and America Rebooted.

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