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'The War Stole My Soul with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): What Now?' Book Review

Updated on February 2, 2018
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"My recently released book is my gift to the universe. I'm flooded with emotions as I reminisce on what it COST my son, my family, and me to birth this book."

-- Rev. Dr. C. Diane Mosby, February 1, 2018

Description of What Happened

"The War Stole My Soul with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): What Now?" is a mother's testimony about how she prayed for her son's safe return when he went to war. She was thankful that he did return home, and she thought her prayers had been answered, but she discovered that her son was suffering from PTSD.

Mosby describes in detail what she, her son and the rest of her family went through to get to the place where her son's faith in God was restored and his desire to live was rekindled.

Reverend Mosby learned a lot and came to understand the effects of PTSD on not only her own son but also on other veterans. She found there was a serious lack of government resources that would be helpful. She also discovered that not many churches knew much about the mental disorder or the symptoms associated with it. They didn't know how to offer help or support to the victims.

Son with mother who didn't give up on him.
Son with mother who didn't give up on him.

A Mother's Goal

Reverend Mosby had one main goal in mind. In order to accomplish her goal, she set out to do the following things:

  • To educate people who could help those who are suffering.
  • To develop a training program to raise awareness of PTSD among church leaders.
  • To speak at conferences, to church groups, at veterans' organizations, agencies, and corporations.
  • To author a book to enlarge her territory in order to reach leaders and caregivers to provide helpful guidelines.

Dr. Mosby's ultimate goal is to keep veterans and their caregivers from ever having to say: "The War Stole My Soul with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): What Now?"

Rev. Dr. C. Diane Mosby holds book about her son's PTSD.
Rev. Dr. C. Diane Mosby holds book about her son's PTSD.

About the Author

Rev. Dr. C. Diane Mosby is the founder and senior pastor of the Anointed New Life Baptist Church in Henrico, Virginia.

The author is a summa cum laude graduate. She holds an earned Doctor of Ministry degree and a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia.

About the Book

The book comes in two formats:

  1. Kindle
  2. Paperback

Description of Book

  • Book Length: 146-pages
  • Publication Date: January 29, 2018
  • Publisher: Resource Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Foreword By: Dr. Katie Cannon

What People Are Saying

Norwood G. Carson, Pastor, Friendship Baptist Church, Hopewell, Virginia shared that the author has provided a comprehensive approach to the twenty-first century mandate of pastoral ministry. He added that the book depicts the mission of the church through the eyes of a compassionate pastor. Carson concludes that the book is a roadmap for what comes next in overcoming PTSD in congregations and communities.

Rev. Dr. Patricia Gould-Champ, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, in Richmond, Virginia had two positive things to say about the author in reference to her newly released book.

  1. She used her personal experience as a mother of a son affected with PTSD.
  2. She used her gifts as a loving mother and as a caring pastor.

C. Diane Mosby happens to be both, the loving mother and the caring pastor. Her book is a valuable resource for churches and communities. Because it will help so many people, she says it is her gift to the world.

Adam L. Bond, Associate Professor of Church History, Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia believes Diane Mosby's book is a much-needed call to action.

People on social media join Mosby in her excitement. Many think the book is something that is needed to bring awareness to PTSD. A great number of people have promised to purchase the book.

Rev. Dr. C. Diane Mosby says...

"There is life with and after PTSD. Don't give up!"

How to Get Your Copy of the Book

Pre-orders are available on Amazon and from the author.

When you purchase the book, you will be able to educate yourself in order to help someone dealing with PTSD.

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      3 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks, Jay, for reading and commenting. I especially like what you said about forgiveness.

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      Jay C OBrien 

      3 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      This is a good article on PTSD. My stepfather, Jim suffered from PTSD from Korea. Jim abused us until my mother finally divorced him. To avoid PTSD, do Not go to war!

      There are other causes of PTSD other than war and they also must be dealt with. Deal with it with Forgiveness. I forgave Jim because he suffered much more than he hurt us. I have pity for him and wish him well. Again, to heal from PTSD, learn to Forgive.

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