It is hard to comprehend that we now have soldiers serving in foreign lands who were not even alive when 9/11 occurred. It is also difficult to fathom that America has been at war for almost two decades. This is an excellent read for anyone looking for a realistic and human perspective on the emotional and psychological impact of deployment. Most of us have friends, family members and colleagues who are veterans. This book gives us a small glimpse into what they have sacrificed – despite returning home. Owen tackles the guilt many of us have for not enlisting after 9/11, as well as the conflict existing between reserves, active military, and those who have the combat patch. The book also addresses the monotony and isolation of being deployed in a war zone – the constant hurrying to wait. While Owen’s faith is apparent, this does not read like a religious book. It is an honest account of the trials and tribulations of deployment. If you know anyone who has been deployed, or if you simply want to have a better appreciation for the sacrifices made by so many, you should read this book.