Mark Schultz is a Dove Award-winning artist and has become one of Christian music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters. He received BMI's Christian Song of the Year in 2003 for "Back in His Arms Again." He's also earned the top spot on Billboard magazine's Christian Adult Contemporary Songwriter list.
Travis Thrasher is the author of twelve works of fiction. He has been called "the Nicholas Sparks of Christian fiction" by Christian Retailing magazine. Travis lives with his wife and daughters in a suburb of Chicago.
"A true master at storytelling, whether in song or in prose, Schultz has written a tale that will bring a tear and lift your spirit, all while honoring the service of our military families."
"The first time I met Mark Schultz I heard him sing in Estes Park. He closed out his set with 'Letters from War' accompanied by a very moving music video. I wept when I listened and watched the story unfold. What makes Mark special is that he is an advocate through song and story for the forgotten people of this world. He causes us to see our story in theirs, uniting through brokenness and hope. "Letters from War" is a must read."--Sandi Patty, Women of Faith speaker, most awarded female vocalist in Christian music history
"Mark Schultz is the ultimate storyteller. Through his music and now his book, "Letters from War" touches our hearts, lifts our spirits, and honors our country."--Tommy Spaulding, New York Times bestsellling author of It's Not Just Who You Know
"Travis Thrasher teams up with Dove Award winning artist Mark Schultz to breather new life into Schultz's 2003 hit song, 'Letters from War.' Thrasher's writing style mixes perfectly with this touching message of hope and sacrifice that so many American military families can relate to. . . . Thrasher and Schultz bring us an emotional ride to be sure, but one that will warm the heart and remind us all of the sacrifices our soldiers make each and every day to ensure our freedom."--Jake Chism, fictionaddict.com
"Mark Schultz has touched millions with his song, 'Letters from War.' Now Mark's novel will take you deeper into the story, grabbing your imagination and taking you on an unforgettable journey of the heart."--Karen Kingsbury, New York Times bestselling author of Unlocked and Leaving
"The first time I heard Mark Schultz's song, 'Letters from War, ' I was speechless. Now, seeing the heart of that message poured into a full-length novel, I'm not just speechless, but amazed at the sacrifice our men and women in uniform--and their families--so willingly make to protect our freedom. Thanks, Mark, for reminding us all of the cost of liberty."--Dave Ramsey, host of The Dave Ramsey Show, bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover
"A compelling story of the love a mom, dad, and bride have for their soldier. "Letters from War" graphically reminds us of the price our soldiers and their families pay to protect our nation. You'll not be able to put this book down."--Dr. Dennis Rainey, president of FamilyLife
"As Americans we understand and admire the courage and strength of our military, but now Mark Schultz has taken us into the hearts of these freedom fighters. We, as the reader, can almost feel the love, worry, and pain that they and their families experience during their service."--Lee Greenwood, multi-platinum-selling recording artist, Grammy Award winner, composer/singer of "God Bless the USA"
"As a friend and a fan of Mark Schultz, I have always been amazed at his ability to tell a great story through his songs. With his new book, "Letters from War", Mark shows that his storytelling extends far beyond his music. Once again, Mark tells a compelling story that is going to touch the hearts of those who read it."--Matthew West, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter
"An infusion of hope and warmth to all who read, "Letters from War" is sure to leave an imprint upon your heart."--Josh Olds, TheChristianCritic.net