Where War Ends

A combat veteran's 2700-mile journey to heal: 
Recovering from PTSD and moral injury through meditation

After serving in a scout/sniper platoon in Mosul, Tom Voss came home carrying invisible wounds of war — the memory of doing or witnessing things that went against his fundamental beliefs. This was not a physical injury that could heal with medication and time but a “moral injury” — a wound to the soul that eventually urged him toward suicide.


Desperate for relief from the pain and guilt that haunted him, Voss embarked on a 2,700-mile journey across America, walking with a fellow veteran from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the Pacific Ocean. Readers walk with these men as they meet fellow veterans and Native American healers.


At the end of their riveting journey, Voss realizes he is really just beginning his healing. He pursues meditation training and discovers sacred breathing techniques that shatter his understanding of war and himself, and move him from despair to hope. Voss’s story will give inspiration to veterans, their friends and family, and survivors of all kinds.

 

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Selected Reviews

"Inspiring"

Kirkus Reviews

“An unlikely look at the pain of everyday people in contemporary America. An offbeat and inspiring tale.”

Ninth secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

David Shulkin, MD

“The gripping tale of Tom Voss’s fight, in and out of the warzone . . . will inspire countless others, leaving them with a sense of purpose and hope.”

"Compelling"

Midwest Book Review

“Take a deep breath . . . and read this book.”

Cofounder and chairman of Stop Soldier Suicide

Brian E. Kinsella

“A captivating personal journey . . . Tom Voss writes with compelling immediacy.”

 

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