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God's Word for Warriors

Founder & Director


Two Little Books on
the Effects of War


What if you found yourself deployed to a foreign land, stripped of familiar symbols and traditions? What if you faced continual danger, poverty, and hopelessness, feeling abandoned even by God himself? This is the reality for many veterans today, grappling with the aftermath of their service and struggling to find their place in a society that often fails to understand their sacrifices.


In The Christian and War by Dr. Tom Seals, prepare to confront the age-old conundrum that has haunted warriors and theologians alike for centuries. What does it truly mean to be a Christian in times of conflict and war?


In a world where over 16 million veterans reside in the United States, comprising a significant portion of the population, questions about faith, duty, and morality take on a profound urgency. Dr. Seals takes you on an abbreviated journey through ancient Biblical texts and the wisdom of Church Fathers, challenging conventional beliefs and probing the depths of conscience.


The Christian and War is not just an intellectual exercise. It's a call to action, a challenge to reevaluate our understanding of shared sacrifice and collective responsibility. And what does the future hold for those who dare to seek the truth? Find out in the gripping conclusion of The Christian and War, where every turn of the page brings you closer to the edge of enlightenment... or the abyss.

The history of the development of psychological trauma from exposure to events of danger to human life and well-being, known today as PTSD, has been a part of the human condition for as long as recorded history has occurred. In 1000 BCE, an Egyptian combat veteran named Hori wrote about his pre-battle experience: "You determine to go forward... Shuddering seizes you, the hair on your head stands on end, your soul lies in your hand."


Moral Injury by Dr. Tom Seals delves into the intricate layers of moral conflict that soldiers and individuals face in the aftermath of traumatic experiences. Drawing from biblical narratives and contemporary examples, Dr. Seals illuminates the profound impact of violating one's moral code.


Moral Injury is a profound exploration of the spiritual dimensions of trauma, offering invaluable insights for veterans, clinicians, and anyone grappling with the complexities of moral conflict and spiritual redemption. Dr. Seals' compassionate approach and deep understanding of both human nature and divine truth make this book an indispensable resource for navigating the complexities of moral injury and finding healing through spiritual renewal.


About Tom Seals

DR. TOM SEALS served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957-1960, with the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan, during the Laos-Vietnam era, followed by several

years with the U.S. Government in Europe. Later, he taught undergraduate Bible courses as well as Biblical ethics and textual studies for twenty-eight years at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and served as Chaplain to Veterans until his December 2020 retirement.


He received the diploma, Master Course in Electronics from Cleveland Institute of Electronics in 1964, his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical languages from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN in 1971, his Master’s degree from Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1976, and his Doctorate in Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary in 1999. Dr. Seals later completed post-doctoral work in Pentateuchal Studies and Religion, Politics and Social Issues from Vanderbilt University in 2008.


He has published Proverbs, Wisdom for All Ages, Sermon on the Mount for Modern Living, The Quest for Spiritual Maturity, A Study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship, and God’s Word for Warriors. He has served as pulpit minister in Virginia, Tennessee, and Colorado, and is presently teaching at the Bellevue Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee.


Tom was actively involved with an educational ministry in Lima, Peru, serving as International President. Presently, Tom serves as Founder and President of God’s Word for Warriors. Tom and his wife, Barbara, have three children: Amy, Tom Jr. (deceased), and Melanie,

along with three grandchildren.

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