Living For Higher Purpose
Story of a City Boy Who Survived the Vietnam War by Living for Jesus and Others
by Reverend Peter G. Vu
Pub Date 14 Sep 2017
Living for Higher Purpose: Story of a City Boy Who Survived the Viet Nam War by Living for Jesus and Others by Reverend Peter G. Vu
The Viet Nam War is part of American consciousness and remains a bewilderment for present and future generations to discern and dissect. The war divided America, Viet Nam and many families. It brought tears, bloodshed, suffering, headache, hatred, anger, chaos, and destruction to all involved.Many books and movies depict the war, but very few are from the perspective of a witness and survivor. Viet - the main character of this memoir - witnesses the end of the war and experiences life under the Communist regime to follow.Viet wants the world to know his story, a war victim left behind. Surviving in a broken homeland. Escaping by boat to search for freedom and a new life. A week at sea fighting hunger, thirst, heat, seasickness, waves, violent storms, sharks, Communists, pirates, ideas of cannibalism, and death.By God's grace, Viet's struggles are met by the help of good people. His journey continues as a refugee and ultimately, as an immigrant. His challenges quickly turn to learning English and adapting to the new culture in America. Readers experience Viet's battles with loneliness, hopelessness, discrimination, lack of resources, and other issues that a refugee goes through in a new land. Viet emerges with a calling to follow his Lord's footsteps and serve His Church. Part history book and part personal diary, Living for Higher Purpose documents Viet's amazing story and helps readers discover the secrets of a fulfilling and joyful life -- a higher purpose, serving Jesus and others.