Sunday, July 3, 2011

Featured Book: Redemption of Honor by C.J. Grabowski

"Redemption of Honor," The Story of Ben LoganThis is a Fictional Novel.

The Story Summary

Time-span: (1966 - 2006)

This is a narrative story and the main character’s name is, Ben Logan, and he was born and raised in, Western-Massachusetts. He was raised in a Blue-collar Working-class Family, and he enlists in the full-time active-duty U.S. Coast Guard, just 3 weeks after graduating from High School in 1984, but 4 years later, he learns the hard way that he suffers from alcoholism, and that there is strong evidence of the illness in his family history on both his mother and father’s sides. He is forced to be discharged under Honorable conditions for alcohol abuse, but is issued a strict Re-enlistment Code that prevents him from getting back in.

Then he goes home to his family and a few years later, he has a spiritual awakening and begins to thoroughly learn the Christian faith and study the Holy Bible. Through Christian faith and sobriety, he eventually works his way through college as a double-major and studies, Criminal Justice and Political Science, and he graduates successfully 6 years later at the age of 34.

Then over a year later, after witnessing the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on television, he successfully re-enters the military on a special administrative waiver through the Army National Guard as an 11-Bravo Infantry Soldier, for a 4-year contract enlistment. For him personally, it’s not about being a War Monger, but achieving personal "Redemption of Honor." Then much to his surprise and everyone that he knows, Ben Logan comes home from the Iraq War a decorated war hero.

After he comes home from the Iraq War to his family and friends, he is figuratively at a crossroads, and he must decide what he will do for the rest of his life. Does he try to run for political office, or stay in the military, or does he pursue a new career with the U.S. government??? Time will only tell. Ben Logan knows that he must follow his heart, and that God will embrace him and provide a path of guidance through the power of the Holy Spirit.

This story has a considerable amount of American History, Government, and Politics, and Christian Faith. The reader will actually walk away very enlightened after reading this book.

About the author:

C. J. Grabowski, grew-up and has lived most of his life in, Southwick, Massachusetts. He graduated from West Springfield Public High School in 1984, and entered & served active-duty in the U.S. Coast Guard (1984 - 1990) and received an Honorable Discharge. He attended & graduated from Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) in Winter of 2003, and Westfield State College in Spring of 2006, and he studied Criminal Justice & Political Science. He is not married and has no children. He considers himself politically a “Conservative-Independent.”


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