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Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan Hardcover – March 17, 2009

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Sam Childers is a former outlaw biker who now dedicates his life and resources to rescuing child soldiers in Sudan. Childers and his wife Lynn founded and operate Children’s Village orphanage in Nimule, Sudan, where they currently have 150 children in their care.
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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (March 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159555162X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595551627
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #762,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Rocke Harder on November 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a story of one man's passion for a cause and his in fatigable struggle against forces of evil. He fights fire with fire by taking on the army from the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony - murdering them to protect the children of Uganda/Sudan.

It's surprisingly well written and from the very start we are introduced to the struggles faced by the impoverished rural people of the Sudan. Sam Childers hates bullies and kicks sand back in their faces. He does it big style in the Sudan.

He is a gutsy and brave man.

I do question how a Christian can take up the gun and kill his enemies and I haven't worked out the theology on that one. But the book is an inspiration - showing what can be done by a man with passion and commitment.

Good on you Sam Childers - may God be with you. If only the governments of this world stood up to evil in the way you have done.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on April 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Another Man's War: The True Story of One Man's Battle to Save Children in the Sudan is an amazing book. I really don't know where to begin - other than this is a Must read. I picked up the book after a friend pointed it out to me. The book was and wasn't what I expected it to be. It was actually way more. I expected to read about the horrors and what he had done to help the children of Sudan, but what I didn't expect was the story of how his life was shaped and guided to where he is now. What I mean is you see how God can use what we go through in life to prepare us for what is to come.

This book is not for the faint of heart - it will cause you to rethink things and it will shock you no matter how hardcore you are. This book will not leave you unchanged. All the news reports will not prepare you. Sam Childers does an amazing job bring it all alive.

I highly recommend this book to everyone.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cowboy165 on September 24, 2011
Format: Paperback
Sam Childers writes an honest memoir. Honest about the complex socioeconomic issues of Uganda/Sudan and honest about his life. Regarding either topic, he makes no excuses, blames no one and is not defensive about his actions. He is just honest. There is something about the brutal reality of evil in the world that we live in that he brings out in his story. In some situations in this world, the right thing to do is to communicate with people in the only language they understand. Bad things happen. People make bad choices. You can either complain about it make excuses all your life or you can accept it and change it. Sam Childers is a good example of the latter.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sidney Reiners on September 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you like books about adventure, feats of daring and good guys vs. bad guys this book's for you. Best of all, it's TRUE. There really is a man who rescues, then feeds and houses, children abducted, tortured, absued and brainwashed by the Lord's Resistance Army in the Uganda-Sudan border region. The movie version "Machine Gun Preacher" has just been released. Hard-hitting both spiritually and physically. Give this book to the guy who says Christianity is for women and children.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Advking on February 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
I'd never heard of Sam Childers before picking up this book. Now I want to join him in his fight against the unimaginable evil that exists in Africa.

This is a story of redemption in the greatest form: a grizzled drug-dealing biker whose life was going nowhere fast until he found God, locked-up the rear wheel, turned a full 180 degrees, and went full-throttle in the opposite direction kicking butt, saving lives, and pursuing those who intimidate and kill the defenseless. As a former infantryman and current international security professional, I was expecting to find incongruencies typical in many of today's warrior wanna-be productions. Not so in Childers' book. His battle drill is as simple as his street fighting technique: have a basic plan, intimidate,and, if the coward hasn't already retreated, reign hell upon the enemy knowing that righteousness is on your side. Whether you're a Christian, non-believer, or simply an armchair adventurer looking for a great story, you'll be moved to support Childers and his forces by the end of the book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hello on May 28, 2012
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This is one of those books that you read that sticks with you forever. It is a little rough around the edges since Sam Childers is not an overly refined personality, but it adds to the experience. The work he does and the methods he uses are truly admirable and it is no surprise that critics have come out of the woodwork to bash him.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Womble on March 25, 2009
Format: Hardcover
A compelling and fascinating story of self-sacrifice, compassion and the fearless drive of a man on a mission. You will be inspired to do more, give more and make a bigger impact with your life.

Sam effectively and powerfully sheds light on a country of people in critical need and calls us all to action.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Edward R. Askelson on May 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Gritty, unpolished, REAL. How brutal life is, How brutal it was and How this man hopes it might be. I read it straight through. Didn't want to put it down. This is the kind of book that actually affects lives. A must read for anyone that wants to know about the tragic, inhumane atrocities going on in North East Africa. All we hear is Darfur. Noone even really knows what that means. This "hands on" story makes you understand. Makes you d..n mad! Makes you want to help. Dumps the politically correct and put's some fight in you. Great book. Not because it is Slick, but because it is REAL. Because you find out what "it is" that really makes a man change from doing evil to doing good. What it means to sacrifice for others. Read the Book. Maybe even join the war.
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