Taya Kyle, American Wife (Love, War, Faith, and Renewal), 2015, 300 pages, easy read

(Review by the Rev. Dr. Curtis I. Crenshaw, Th.D., 2016)

Taya was married to the Seal who had the most kills as a sniper. They had a very strong Christian love. After several tours, and after begin proclaimed a hero, Chris Kyle was finally home for good, to be with his wife and children. I saw the movie, American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood. Here is what the movie is about:

“Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.”

[Quote from https://www.google.com/#q=american+sniper]

I had followed his career on Fox News, and had prayed for his safety. Having been in Vietnam, and having gone through the Tet Offensive, I know how precarious life is in war, and how quickly one can be killed. I lost friends over there in the blink of an eye, walking around one minute and dead the next.

This is their story, Chris and Taya, and it is full of beginning love, his overseas duties, (he held the all-time number of confirmed kills as an American Sniper, and the way Chris put is: “I was saving American lives.”

The tragedy that happened after he was home, how Taya overcame by faith in the Triune God, her renewal, is a true story that will lift you out of despair and set you firmly on the Rock, Christ Jesus. AMEN. Ὡ

2 thoughts on “Taya Kyle, American Wife (Love, War, Faith, and Renewal), 2015, 300 pages, easy read

  1. I saw the movie and the thing that most impressed me the most was the horrible vulgar language pervasively coming out of the mouths of virtually every soldier in the movie including Bradley Cooper who played Kyle’s character. I hope that this was just Hollywood’s usual bashing of Christians and not an accurate portrayal of Kyle’s character. What did you think of the movie?

    PS I guess I am ready to talk about the book sometime. Shall we set a time to call and talk or maybe get together at a bowling alley somewhere?


    • I saw the movie also. I was in the Army as infantry in Vietnam, and the language was not nearly that bad. Of course, our whole society has degenerated enormously since then.

      I don’t time to go bowling. As for going over the book, I’m free Today (Mon), and Wed and Thu. Send me a time. I’ll try to set up a visual conference.

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