Defending Freedom chronicles Ensign Tom Graham’s journey of faith as he encounters various trials following his graduation from the Naval Academy and reporting to his first ship, the USS Russell, an Aegis destroyer based in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. And Paul, a naval aviator, shows Tom through his life’s example what it means to discover freedom from sin through a life centered on Jesus Christ. Two women enter Tom’s life and show him the true meaning of love: Elle, his girlfriend whom he meets during his initial training in Newport Rhode Island, and Terri, his best friend Paul’s fiancée.
Written for his teenage sons by a retired Navy Commander and ’88 graduate of the Naval Academy, author Robert Carlisle’s first novel takes you on a journey around the world following the events of 9/11. Defending Freedom sheds light on the hardships of life in the Navy during this difficult time in our nation’s history. But it also contains a message of hope to those suffering through life’s difficult circumstances and a treatise on why Christians should always be ready to defend the freedom found in Christ.
“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:2)