A Table in the Presence: The Dramatic Account of How a U.S. Marine Battalion Experienced God's Presence Amidst the Chaos of the War in Iraq

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Thomas Nelson, 2005 M02 2 - 272 pages

On April 10th, 2003, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, faced with the task of seizing the presidential palace in downtown Baghdad, ran headlong into what Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North called, "the worst day of fighting for U.S. Marines." Hiding in buildings and mosques, wearing civilian clothes, and spread out for over a mile, Saddam Hussein's militants rained down bullets and rocket propelled grenades on the 1st Battalion. But when the smoke of the eight-hour battle cleared, only one Marine had lost his life. Some said the 1st Battalion was incredibly lucky. But in the hearts and minds of the Marines who were there, there was no question. God had brought them miraculously through that battle.

As the 1st Battalion's chaplain, Lieutenant Carey Cash had the unique privilege of seeing firsthand, from the beginning of the war to the end, how God miraculously delivered, and even transformed, the lives of the men of the 1st Battalion. Their regiment, the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the Marines, was the first ground force to cross the border into Iraq, the first to see one of their own killed in battle, and they were the unit to fight what most believe to have been the decisive battle of the war-April 10th in downtown Baghdad. Through it all, Carey Cash says, the presence of God was undeniable. Cash even had the privilege of baptizing fifty-seven new Christians-Marines and Sailors-during the war in Iraq.

The men of the 1st Battalion came to discover what King David had discovered long ago--that God's presence could be richly experienced even in the presence of enemies. Here is the amazing story of their experience.

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User Review  - Sam - Christianbook.com

A Table in the Presence by Lieutenant Carey E. Cash is an inspirational book loaded with Cashs experiences with God and war. Lt. Carey Cash was a United States Marine Chapin serving on the ground ... Read full review

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User Review  - Iris - Christianbook.com

This book is a remarkable witness to the faithfulness of God to care for his people. We just bought our 5th and 6th copies. We keep giving them away. We also re-read this book every couple of years. Read full review

Contents

An Unexpected Feast
1
For Such a Time As This
27
Fiery Furnace
47
K I A
73
A Sign in the Storm
95
Filthy Hands Pure Hearts
113
AssalamualayKum
137
Arms Lifted Up
157
April 10th
173
A Mighty Fortress
201
Semper Fidelis
217
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Page 76 - If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Page 129 - Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Page 103 - For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Page 224 - A thousand ages in Thy sight Are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends the night Before the rising sun.
Page 157 - But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus...
Page 218 - Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him : I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble ; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him: and show him my salvation.
Page 30 - Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Page 5 - The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations : and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Page 76 - He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

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