In Reborn on the Fourth of July you’ll learn through Logan’s story the real cost of war to military personnel, the real challenges to Christians that are raised by military service on and even off the battlefield, and the real questions that each of us must wrestle with as we hold in tension our love of country with God’s love for the world.
Both politically relevant and theologically provocative, For God & Country [in that order] is a field manual that seeks to recapture the hearts and minds of Christians trapped between conflicting loyalties to faith and citizenship. Filled with compelling stories and photos, Iraq war veteran Logan M. Isaac offers an almanac of soldier saints and patriot pacifists from the front lines of church history.
Coming home from military service is a process of reconnection and reintegration that is best engaged within a compassionate community. Zachary Moon, a commissioned military chaplain, has seen the unique challenges for those adjusting to post-war life. In this book, Logan M. Isaac helps Ch. Moon prepare congregations to mobilize a receptive and restorative ministry with veterans and their families.
Jesus, Bombs and Ice Cream
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream said to author and activist Shane Claiborne, I have read your books, and I like what I see. Shane said to Ben, I have eaten your ice cream, and I like what I taste. They started dreaming and scheming… and Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream was born. Logan M. Isaac was one of many friends who joined Shane and Ben to provoke readers to imagine humanity with fewer bombs and more ice cream.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspective views war through the lens of the social sciences, looking at the causes, processes and effects of war and drawing from a vast group of fields such as communication and mass media, economics, political science and law, psychology and sociology. Logan M. Isaac contributes several entries to this academic volume published in 2017.
Point Man is a book featuring calligraphic exploration dedicated to bringing awareness to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and veteran suicide. In 2012, a study was conducted which concluded 22 veterans take their lives each day. Marine Josh Terry began by studying calligraphy obsessively for 22 hours a week, and building his own set of custom pens. He then interviewed 22 veterans, including Logan Isaac, who shared personal stories that are at the root of the warrior’s experience. Logan contributed a short reflection he wrote on Good Friday of the same year the study was conducted, based on his memories as an artilleryman deployed to Iraq.
Between Being and Time is an academic title that explores the relationship between being and time —between ontology and history— in the context of both Christian theology and philosophical inquiry. It facilitates an auspicious dialogue between philosophy and theology and, within the latter, between Catholic and Orthodox thought. Logan’s contribution, a chapter titled “How Realistic Are Christian Politics? A Case for Eschatological Realism,” was based on a paper he gave at a 2015 conference in Delphi, Greece that he revised for publication with the help of editors Kaethler and Mitralexis.
The Gospel of Rutba
In 2003, three U.S. Christian peacemakers weathered the first horrifying days of “Shock and Awe” in Baghdad only to be nearly killed in a car accident as they were leaving the country. The peacemakers returned to Rutba in 2010 with Christian soldier and Iraq war veteran Logan M. Isaac to thank the doctors and to contribute to an ongoing process of peace, friendship, and reconciliation.