Updated: Jan 17
“My Spiritual Markers” from Christian Faith Publishing author Timothy Jones is an inspiring discussion of the author’s life experience and spiritual journey through the Vietnam War and beyond.
MEADVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) January 16, 2023 -- “My Spiritual Markers”: a powerful reminder of the healing and motivating power of God’s grace. “My Spiritual Markers” is the creation of published author Timothy Jones, a loving husband and disabled veteran from the Vietnam War era. By the saving grace of God, Jones overcame his disabilities, obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees, and completed a thirty-year career in the “helping field.”
Jones shares, “While leading my squad on patrol, I instinctively turned around to signal to my men that the enemy is in the area and to pass it up to our platoon leader. As I turned around, I hear a faint metallic click at my foot…then the explosion. Instantly, I am traveling through the air, my steel pot (head gear) is traveling in one direction, my rucksack previously strapped to my body is traveling in another direction, I can see the visions of my life moving slowly before my eyes in what seemed like an eternity. I feel suspended in time. There is no sound around me. My body is stunned, and I am going in and out of consciousness. While in this suspended state of life and death, I remember praying, ‘God, please don’t let me die…if you let me live, I will devote my life to saving humanity.’
“God saved my life in Vietnam. Before Vietnam, I lived a purposeless life caring only about fun, booze, and women…But why did he save me? What caused God to turn me around at the moment of the explosion? What was he saving me for? Looking back, I now accept my land-mine explosion encounter in Vietnam as one of many times of major transitions in my life when God interceded to guide me…a spiritual marker that would lay the groundwork for all that would follow.”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Timothy Jones’s new book is a moving testament to the author’s faith. Jones shares a powerful message of hope within the pages of this invigorating memoir.
Consumers can purchase “My Spiritual Markers” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquiries about “My Spiritual Markers,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.
TIMOTHY E. JONES, Sr. B.A., M.Ed.
Timothy E. Jones is currently retired after a long career in political, law enforcement and community work. During his career, Mr. Jones served four Georgia Governors, a U.S. President and the Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County, Georgia’s 2nd largest municipality.
During his career, Mr. Jones served with distinction on a number of Commissions and Boards: Governor George Busbee appointed Jones to Georgia’s Commission on Prison Overcrowding in 1987; Governor Joe Frank Harris appointed Jones to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Georgia Crime Victim Compensation Boards in 1990; Governor Zell Miller appointed Jones to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence in 1995 and as Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in 1997; and, President Bill Clinton appointed Jones to the United States Parole Commission in 1999 where he served as Vice-Chairman.
Mr. Jones is a Vietnam veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat, the Purple Heart for combat wounds and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry for his service in Vietnam. He has served as Chapter Commander and State Judge Advocate for the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He is the former Chairman of the DeKalb County Veterans Advisory Board and Vice-Chairman of the DeKalb County Public Safety and Judicial Facilities Authority. Mr. Jones is a long-standing member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has served as VAVS Representative for his Purple Heart chapter and the VA Mental Health Advocacy Council.
Mr. Jones served on the Board of Directors for the Lithonia Chamber of Commerce and is a past Vice Chairman of the Georgia Law Related Education Consortium. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Georgia, Leadership Atlanta, and Leadership DeKalb Foundations. He currently serves as Co- Chair of the Heron Bay County Liaison Committee in Henry County.
Mr. Jones received his B.A. and M. Ed. Degrees from Georgia State University. He is a recently published author, who’s book, “My Spiritual Markers,” is a chronicling of his many blessings since God save him from certain death in Vietnam. Mr. Jones is married to the former Carolyn Cunningham and they both are active members of Shiloh Baptist Church. He and his wife reside in a quiet community in Henry County, just south of Atlanta.
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