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5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding Life thru a Warrior's Eyes
This short book is an intimate Spiritual portrait of one of America's great military leaders. In the simple text that makes up this story you will be allowed a window into a man's soul and have the privilege of making some decisions about your life and beliefs. This book is not a 'how to' or even a 'you should' but more a man's personal account of wrestling with the...
Published on December 23, 2007 by RoamingDoc

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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Man But Not a Book
Hal Moore is a great military leader and a spiritual man but this "book" isn't a book. Total text probably isn't 10 pages and it is brief comments not a narrative. There is little explanation of why Moore is religious - not much to reflect on and learn from. The author is explained as Moore's Driver. Who is it; one of Moore's children, a adoring friend, several...
Published on July 21, 2008 by M. Thompson


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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding Life thru a Warrior's Eyes, December 23, 2007
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This short book is an intimate Spiritual portrait of one of America's great military leaders. In the simple text that makes up this story you will be allowed a window into a man's soul and have the privilege of making some decisions about your life and beliefs. This book is not a 'how to' or even a 'you should' but more a man's personal account of wrestling with the cruelties of life and finding that answer to that quesiton, "why"? It was uplifting and honest. No pretense and no pride. Good words to live by no matter your conclusions on the source.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Man But Not a Book, July 21, 2008
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Hal Moore is a great military leader and a spiritual man but this "book" isn't a book. Total text probably isn't 10 pages and it is brief comments not a narrative. There is little explanation of why Moore is religious - not much to reflect on and learn from. The author is explained as Moore's Driver. Who is it; one of Moore's children, a adoring friend, several people?

I admire Moore and wanted to understand his strenghts - this slim volume didn't offer much - maybe we need the general to tell his own story of faith.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A+ man, C+ book, September 19, 2008
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Aug 2012 update - reread the booklet again. My previous review comments about booklet, man vs. journey, and authorship remain unchanged. I do believe the book has significance because the subject itself will make the reader think - if he/she has served in the military. Gen. Moore was my commanding general during the early part of my service, so that helped make the "read between the lines" a bit more clear to me. If you have not been in the military, or do not know Hal Moore, probably this book(let) won't do much for you. If you have not served, and want this book, I suggest "We Were Soldiers ..." as a prerequisite (at least watch the movie and recognize that it can not tell the whole story) to put the journey in perspective. If you have served and/or know Moore, this will be a good read if you are on the journey that follows military service.

Original review (c. 2008) follows: Gen. Moore is a true leader, and a genuinely spiritual man. The book's (it is actually quite short, almost a "booklet" rather than a book) description is clear - it was written about Gen. Moore, not by Gen. Moore. Even so, I would have liked more insight into the General's spiritual thoughts. At first reading the "hero worship" got a bit thick and heavy, in fact it got in the way of the true meaning and significance of Gen. Moore's spiritual journey as told by the narrator/observer. However, after finishing the "book" and letting the ideas sit and filter, the meaning and significance of his spiritual journey, and in the process my journey, did begin to become more clear. My experience was that the first reading was disappointing, the second reading was better, and the provoked thought process was rewarding. Do not expect deep insight and there are few if any revelations from the General. However, if you are willing to take a prompt and give thought on your own, this may be a good place to start.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Journey Observed, August 10, 2008
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Written by Toby Warren, General's Moore, friend, confidant and driver, the manuscript of this book was never intended for publication. It was originally written only for General Moore's adult children, to give them a view and perspective of their father's deep spiritualty as seen and experienced by one of his closest friends.

When they read it, and as others read it, it eventually found its way to a small publishing house and eventually to the domain where it has received tremendous acclaim and admiration, especially by the military and in particular by military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This book is not intended to be a biography or a history. It is what it was intended to be. A snapshot look at a great man's spirtual journey and its impact and influence on him at this point late in his life.

Is it a book written by a an adoring friend? Yes. But that doesn't change the truth one bit. Not about the man and not about the truths it contains.

Few of us will command men in combat, especially combat as deadly as that described in General Moore's book, "We Were Soldiers Once and Young," but we can learn from great men. We ought to learn and need to learn from great men.

This book might best be described as "the rest of the story" in terms of General Moore. And it whets the appetite for this forthcoming book, "We are Soliders Still," due out in August, 2008.

All three, taken together, give us an intimate portrait of an American military hero and his deep abiding faith.

A critic could rip this little book apart from a literary and critical standpoint, but to do so would be to miss the whole point for which it was written. And for which is has been published.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A deftly written and intriguing biography, May 7, 2008
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Co-Author of the New York Times #1 Best Seller "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young" is more into the life of Lieutenant General Hal Moore, as told and observed by his faithful driver. "A General's Spiritual Journey" is his life story, covering his eventful life from emerging from West Point, miraculously surviving both the Korean and Vietnam wars, alongside keeping inside him what always mattered the most to him - his holy relationship with God. "A General's Spiritual Journey" is a deftly written and intriguing biography, highly recommended for community library biography collections with a crossover to Christian and Military interest groups.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Great Man but the Book doesnt do Him Justice, November 9, 2009
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General Moore is a wonderful man, a hero, a warrior and a true leader who puts the interest of his troops first even to this day. I bought the book to learn about his spiritual journey. Instead it is a book, very short and choppy, with view, observations really, about the General and I got none of his journey or wisdom. It is more travelogue than spiritual journey. And in no way do I want this to take away from the man, He is 'the man' for our time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous, August 27, 2013
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Hal Moore is an amazing leader, no doubt. This book, however, is terrible. It's like the author (who is NOT related to Gen. Moore) decided to publish some rough notes. The grammar is embarassing, the writing is painful. This book is a struggle-fest that in no way reflects on Gen. Moore's amazing and inspiring life and spiritual journey. The author "humbly" chose to remain anonymous, and pretends the book was written for Moore's adult children. However, Gen. Moore was a dedicated father and shared his spiritual journey with his children their entire lives. They know their father intimately and do not need Toby Warren's "insight" (which is unquestionably not always factual).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Reading, December 3, 2013
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Good reading to have a look to General Moore's inner man, which shows a very spiritual and compassionate man, different from the cold image that almost everybody assign to career military men.
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5.0 out of 5 stars so very personal, September 23, 2013
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This is one of the most touching books I have ever read. The humane side of this great war hero is something that everyone should see and understand. The respect that Col. Moore and his Driver shared was one of reverence and devoted love. This is a must have.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A General's Spiritual Journey, June 21, 2009
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Book came quickly, in fine shape and at a very reasonable price. Content was suprisingly inspirational.
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