Defending Freedom

by Robert S. Carlisle



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/7/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781490813004
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781490812991

About the Book

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)

About the Author

Robert Carlisle is a retired naval officer and '88 graduate of the United States Naval Academy who served over 20 years in the Navy both on active duty and in the reserves. Over the course of his career, he served as a surface warfare officer on several ships including two nuclear engineering tours onboard the USS ENTERPRISE and the USS NIMITZ. He has traveled around the world and lived in Italy and Spain after being recalled to active duty from the reserves to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. He now works as a defense contractor in the Washington Navy Yard and is a survivor of the shooting tragedy that occurred in Building 197 on September 16, 2013.

Mr. Carlisle met Kim, his wife of over 23 years, during his initial nuclear power training tour in Idaho Falls Idaho. Because of their commitment to God and to each other, their marriage has survived through years of separation and numerous moves to bases all over the US including Hawaii. They have three teenage sons and currently reside in Damascus Maryland.