About the Book
Book: Healing Thru Service
Author: SGT Q
Release Date: April 22, 2020
In this new war, the battlefield of the mind, hope would become my new ammunition, and the mission field would be the centerpiece of my new battlefield.
A proud Marine since right out of high school, Aaron Quinonez (Sgt Q) was trained to fight the enemy and was prepared for war. When he volunteered for a combat tour in Iraq, little did he know his real battle would be fought in his mind. After eight years of military service, Sgt Q suffered from depression, anger, and panic attacks and was diagnosed with PTSD. He nearly ended his own life in the parking lot of a church, where later he was redeemed by Jesus Christ, who gave him a new life.
Sgt Q traded the battlefield for the mission field and found healing and purpose through building homes and churches, feeding children, and supplying precious hope to struggling communities worldwide. God then called him to form QMissions, a pathway for veterans—Sgt Q’s fellow warfighters—to replace the battle scars of their minds with the joy of serving. In Healing thru Service, you’ll find:
- personal recons—Sgt Q’s anecdotes and adventures
- scientific research on recovering from PTSD and using hope to create new, positive triggers
- the award-winning step-by-step process of healing through mission service, leading to a life of gratitude, fulfillment, and purpose
Although originally aimed at struggling veterans, this book also offers help for anyone in crisis and may be your ticket to a more fulfilled life.
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There are books that for some will be emotionally hard to read. The subject is one you deal with and you aren’t sure you are strong enough to read it. This book could be that for me if not for the fact that it has the hard truth I need to hear. The author is clear in his struggle with PTSD. He doesn’t shy away from the struggles he has had. What he delivers in this book is honesty, transparency and hope.
Have you ever had someone say, “If you have a problem, find the solution?” I can’t tell you how many times over the years I have had people tell me “get over it,” “move on” and other not helpful phrases. I really liked how he sums up the different camps people can be stuck in if they aren’t careful.
What is most encouraging in the book are several tools. The first one is the scriptures the author uses to illustrate his points. Another tool he uses is getting out there and serving others. It may be a sacrifice but oh how blessed you will feel doing for others. We all go through trials, but what if we did it together instead of alone? Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone beside you praying and lifting you up?
The book is a great resource to help those who are struggling in any type of crisis. There are exercises at the end of each chapter to apply the tools learned in the book. I would encourage church leaders and counselors to have a few copies to hand out as you reach out to those who are hurting. It’s time to take back what the enemy has stolen from us. Let’s go out and be His hands and feet and help others who need God’s love.
“Never be content with where you are.”
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
About the Author
Aaron Quinonez (Sgt Q) gave eight honorable years to the US Marine Corps. After volunteering for a combat tour in Iraq in 2003, he was diagnosed with PTSD and contemplated suicide, until Jesus Christ rescued him and gave him a new life and a new purpose. Today he heads QMissions (Qmissions.org), restoring hope and purpose to struggling veterans through mission service. In 2017 Sgt Q was named Seattle’s Hometown Hero. He’s married to Holly, who cofounded QMissions and serves as its director of development.
More from Sgt Q
I am excited to release my first book, Healing thru Service, a Warrior’s guidebook to overcoming trauma. My sincere hope is that this book will lead you on a path of healing and restoration. That the lessons within will help you to to lead a more fulfilled life free from your past. God has been so gracious with me as He led me through this process as I am sure He will be with you as well. Each chapter is structured so that I mentor you through the process building one concept on top of another until we get to the final chapter where you will be challenged to put the things you have learned into practice.
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To celebrate his tour, Sgt Q is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book. free access to the online curriculum, and an opportunity to join Q Missions on a mission in 2021!!
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