The Guide

Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking

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Pub Date May 09 2023 | Archive Date Jun 11 2024
The Core Media Group, Inc. | Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Life with a drug-addicted father meant sleeping with one eye open, nervously anticipating but not knowing what chaotic event would happen next. Whether it was having a shotgun placed against his head or snorting cocaine at 13 with his dad, the unpredictable and unwanted were Greg Munck’s normal. But just when the anxiety and anger inside of him were starting to vent and rumble, the United States Marines and a long boat ride to Kuwait to fight in the Gulf War intervened to change the trajectory—and eternity—of a twenty-year-old warfighter gifted by God to lead men.

Simple, emotional, and visceral, this story is about earth’s brokenness, God’s presence, and the true significance that resonates deep in the soul of everyone. To be great and to do great things are embedded in the heart of everyone, but the process of becoming that person demands courage, perseverance, and faith. Fighting the good fight isn’t easy, but under the right leadership, we see that overwhelming odds can be overcome and that our truest purpose can be discovered. In The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking, Greg Munck invites you into his life so that you can discover the bravery to face and win your biggest emotional and spiritual battles 

Life with a drug-addicted father meant sleeping with one eye open, nervously anticipating but not knowing what chaotic event would happen next. Whether it was having a shotgun placed against his head...

A Note From the Publisher

Kenny Luck (Foreward)

Kenny Luck (Foreward)

Advance Praise

"I remember when I first met Greg Munck and heard his amazing story of how he came to faith at our first Harvest Crusade. This book is raw and real. I know you will find hope in these pages as Greg reveals how God changed the trajectory of his life. I recommend it!"

- Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor Harvest, Best Selling Author Jesus Revolution

"The Guide pours its heart and soul into every written word. It's a nonstop, page turner. A confessional that apologizes to no one, not even G-d. I chose to read The Guide. I feel like a better person. I feel like I live in a better world. The rest is up to us."

- Daniel Frisch, TV/Film Producer, Daisy Jones & The Six

"The Guide is a wonderful kaleidoscope of unseen humanity that is rarely discussed but is universally felt. If your courage and your soul need reinforcement - and whose doesn't- then dive into this story. The Guide is the story of anyone who longs for honor and significance but struggles in their quest to secure it."

- Kenny Luck, Founder Every Man, Best Selling Author Overflow, FailSafe, Dangerous Good, Being God's Man Series

"Greg has become an unstoppable force for good, helping to liberate the oppressed with the Message of Freedom. The Guide is an intense spiritual fight, good against evil. It's a riveting message that gives anyone who is broken or hurting a sense of hope. It's a must-read!"

- Dr. Damon Friedman, Lt Col USAF Special Operations (Combat Controller), 3x Bronze Star Recipient, Speaker, Founder SOF Missions, Author Igniting Movements

"Rarely is there a book that captivates the sense of redemption as illuminating as The Guide. Greg Munck bravely takes the reader on a battle-tested journey of self-discovery. His anecdotes are not only heartbreaking but hilarious. Greg manages to weave in the fabric of humor in these horrific stories in such a way that the reader can't help to not only root for him but learn from him. I promise after reading this book the reader will feel like he can break on through to the other side and defeat any challenger that comes their way."

- Keith Mitchell, Screenwriter (Mr. 3000, Eddie, The Sandlot:3), CEO

"Greg Munck describes almost every area of his life in this real, raw book. I hope this book challenges you to look beyond temporary success and discover true satisfaction in Jesus Christ!"

- Jeff Struecker, US Army Ranger, Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia (Black Hawk Down), Silver Star Recipient, Pastor 2 Cities Church, Speaker, Author

"I heartily recommend Greg's breakthrough book, "The Guide." The stories in this book will inspire you, bring you to tears, and have you laughing until your sides ache. Greg's story is raw, real, and a testimony to the love and power of Jesus Christ. "The Guide" will be the most inspirational book you have ever read."

- JP Jones, Senior Pastor Crossline Church, Speaker, Author Facing Goliath

"Let me get straight to the point here - The Guide is a remarkable book. Filled with honest emotions, patriotism, passion, scary war stories, some R-rated experiences, and humor, it takes you on an intricate journey into Greg's life, and more importantly, how God redeemed and used every part it to bring glory to Jesus and lead many people to the foot of the Cross. Get it...and read until the very last page. You'll be glad you did."

- Bub Kuns, Writer, Producer, Director, Founder Veracity Colab & Former PragerU Chief Content Officer

"Whoever you are, you'll find hope here. Greg has done what so few of us do—vulnerably and yet powerfully invite the world to see what's going on inside every man. The prose will win you over as stories of triumph and defeat, courage and fear, whimsy and seriousness, pride and shame deliver what this book promises to do—guide us onward through the journey of life. Read this book!"

- Ricky Jenkins, Senior Pastor Southwest Church, Speaker

"I have been listening to Greg tell "stories" since I met him. He has provided a perfectly transparent glimpse in to life-changing moments, that most people would never reveal. I have laughed and cried, but over all his stories have inspired me".

- Jason Park, Pastor, Former Assistant Sheriff, Orange County Sheriff's Department

Critique: Impressively well written and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation, "The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking" is a quality and unreservedly recommended pick for personal and community library Contemporary American Biography and Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections.

Synopsis: An inherently interesting combination personal memoir and self-help guide, "The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking" by Greg Munck will revolutionize the way you approach life's struggles. In "The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking", Munck takes his readers on a journey of personal growth and self-discovery, revealing the secrets to finding true purpose and greatness. With inspiring stories and practical advice, "The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking" will empower you to take control of your life, find courage in the face of adversity, and build an unshakeable faith in yourself and God.

The readers of "The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking" will: Learn the secrets for facing and winning emotional and spiritual battles; Discover how to unlock their true purpose and discover greatness; Gain the courage to take control and overcome adversity; Develop an unshakable faith in themselves and in God."

The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking" is Greg's deeply personal story of how he faced his own struggles head-on, overcoming an unpredictable and chaotic childhood with a drug-addicted father to becoming a combat-promoted United States Marine in the Gulf War.

- James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

"I remember when I first met Greg Munck and heard his amazing story of how he came to faith at our first Harvest Crusade. This book is raw and real. I know you will find hope in these pages as Greg...

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Inspirational and challenging. We find both in this biography as we see the truth of "I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me" lived out. Sure hope a movie is made.

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