The word "warrior" is not new. The soldiers, cops, emergency rescue personnel and other men and women who face hardship and danger in service to others have always used it.
But outside this warrior community, it was just a word with no great significance attached to it - that is, until September 11, 2001. After that,"warrior" became a buzzword. Most often it's used properly, though sometimes its use has been a stretch of the definition.
In compiling this collection of essays, Loren W. Christensen sought the true meaning, the essence, of warriorhood by going to the source, to those who live it. The writers who contributed to this work are a diverse mix, from soldiers, cops and SWAT officers to martial art masters to experts in the fields of workplace violence, theology and school safety.
They are some of the finest warrior authors, warrior trainers and warrior scholars today. Many have faced death, survived and now teach others to do the same. Here they speak candidly on what it's like to sacrifice, to train, to protect . . . even to kill . . . to accomplish what needs to be done. Because that's what a warrior does.
About the Author
Loren W. Christensen is a Vietnam veteran, retired police officer, a martial artist since 1965, and a prolific author of books and magazine articles.