The Ways We Choose: Lessons for Life from a POW's Experience

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Retired Navy pilot Dave Carey tells the story of how he and his fellow POWs survived more than five years in the prisons of North Vietnam. He analyzes the strengths and strategies that made their survival possible and shows how these forms of faith--in self, others, country, and God--can carry everyone through personal and business crises. A moving epilogue tells of his wife's battle with breast cancer and her death, and how the same strengths helped her and those around her.

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From the Author:

Consider this story as an analogy for living life, for getting oneself into an uncertain future, for doing one's job, for meeting challenges, for dealing with tragedy, and for effectively handling life crises.

An analogy is merely a comparison. I am going to tell you a story. The inference is that a great many connections can be made between this story and your work and your lives.

My overriding intent in writing -- indeed, the mission in my work and life -- is that through all my efforts I may bring some amount of joy, hope, encouragement, and Christian witness to all with whom I have an opportunity to come in contact.

From the Inside Flap:

“Dave Carey, a truly motivational individual, describes in heartbreaking detail his experience and, much more importantly, the lessons he learned from that experience and has applied in his life. His is a story of courage and honor and I commend it to anyone who seeks to find the positive that can come from the worst of times.”

—John McCain, US Senator

"Dave Carey presents simple, yet profound lessons in perseverance and victory."

-Ken Blanchard, Co-author, The One Minute Manager and Leadership by the Book

"Dave Carey has written a riveting book that poignantly illustrates the triumph of the human spirit. His experience of conquering in a horrendous environment is a powerful example of and motivator for winning the everyday battles of life. This book is a winner."

-Dr. Ron Jenson, Chairman, Future Achievement International

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