Thursday, September 30, 2010

One Step at a Time, A Review



One Step at a Time by Josh Bleill with Mark Tabb

Triumph Books http://www.triumphbooks.com

Though I don't usually read non-fiction, this one I received from the publishing company and I was glad to get it. The main reason was because of the co-author, Mark Tabb. Mark used to be the minister at our little church years ago. He was interested in writing and it wasn't long before he was bringing pieces over to share and I'd give him some writing tips. Since that time, he's moved on and has written 20 books. Feeling as though I gave him a bit of a shove in the beginning, I've followed his career.

Now on to One Step at a Time.

Josh Bleill became a Marine and served in Fallujah, Iraq. The book tells about his early life, his basic training, and what it was like in Iraq. On October 15, 2006, an IED tore through the Humvee he was riding in and killed two fellow marines and injured Bleill and his best friend. He woke up in the hospital where he learned he'd lost both of his legs. The book deals with his physical healing as well as the more difficult trial of what to do next with his life--and how to do it.

Needless to say, this is a heart wrenching tale but also uplifting to see how this young man faced nearly insurmountable challenges and managed to build an exciting new life.

I highly recommend this book to everyone.

Marilyn
http://fictionforyou.com

1 comments:

M.M. Gornell said...

My hat is off to you Josh. And thank you for your service--above and beyond. Semper Fi.

Madeline