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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Where War Ends Reviews

"A brave and beautiful book."

— Michael Collins, award-winning documentary filmmaker and director of the Emmy-nominated film, Almost Sunrise

"At once thoughtful and uplifting, Tom Voss's story gives us insight into the challenges our returning soldiers face as they transition back into society. Tom paints a vivid and hopeful picture of what is possible for those burdened by the scars of war and provides a roadmap to that healing place." — Mike Haynie, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), Syracuse University

"A gripping tale of Voss' fight in and out of the warzone and the incredible journey, across the country and around the world, that will inspire countless others leaving them with a sense of purpose and hope" — David Shulkin, M.D.- Ninth Secretary US Department of Veteran Affairs

"A captivating personal journey...Tom Voss writes with compelling immediacy."

— Brian E. Kinsella, co-founder and chairman of Stop Soldier Suicide

"Tom Voss attacks the truth in his story with a furious intensity, and there's an inherent beauty that it creates. I simply couldn't stop reading it."

— John Pinter, executive director of Team Red, White & Blue

Where War Ends in the News


"In Where War Ends, Tom Voss and coauthor Rebecca Anne Nguyen uncover the invisible wounds of war." — Publisher's Weekly

"2018 book deals reported in Publishers Marketplace by veterans include Where War Ends by Iraq veteran Tom Voss and Rebecca Anne Nguyen, about Voss’s '2,700-mile walk across America to find relief from PTSD'" — Forbes

"Memoirs of faith by Rachel Denhollander, Tom Voss and Rebecca Anne Nguyen, Helen Prejean, and others teach and reassure readers."

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