A Humbling Endorsement From The Family of a Hero
If you've seen the 2002 film We Were Soldiers, you were introduced to the character of Hal Moore. He led his men through the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam in 1965. When I saw the movie for the first time, I became enamored by Hal Moore. There was something about his toughness combined with his Christian faith that I wanted a part of. The movie was more than mere acting - it was the portrayal of a real person. Men like this exist, and they live with fires in their bellies to fight battles worth fighting and to live a life worth living. I want to be like this.
As I finished up Show Yourself a Man, I contacted the family of Mr. Moore. I was not necessarily seeking an endorsement - though I did ask - but I just wanted them to have a copy and to let them know what their father's example means to me. The family was incredibly gracious and offered the following as a collective endorsement:
"Brad lays the cornerstone and builds the foundation for structuring a morally sound and well-built life. he accommodates those who need corrections as well as those seeking a path and ultimately conveys the key concept that a man must lead by faith and example. The Moore family sees our father stride through these pages and can see Brad's theme lived out in the life our father lived until his passing in February 2017."
~Family of LTG (RET) Hal Moore
To say I'm honored by this endorsement is a gross understatement. It blew me away.
I launched this book in July, if you can call it a launch. It was more like a "it went live on Amazon". I was going through some tough times this summer and simply did not have the margin in my life to promote the book without neglecting higher priorities. I believe in the sovereign plans of God over my life, so I'm not bummed out by how the launch went (or didn't). I see it for what it was, which was an opportunity to grow and learn and be humbled. Onward.
Anyway, I don't mean to be overly dramatic but this book was written from deep within my soul. It took me over a decade to write it. I believe it is an honor and a gift to be a man made in God's image. I believe as a man, I have a high calling to live out my life in such a way that glorifies God and benefits others. This book is not a manifesto of my knowledge on how to be a man, but rather if I have done my job it is a treatise on God's plan for manhood as laid out in Scripture.
Much love and thanks again to the Moore family for the honor of the endorsement and more importantly, the legacy of your heroic and faithful father.