“While Bob, himself, would make no claims to greatness, the fact is he has led U.S. military forces around the globe, and led them well, in the good times and in the tough times. He has much to offer to individual warriors (that’s all of us!), leaders (that’s most of us!), and organizations that seek to cultivate resilience as insurance for the coming storms of life. This first book in his Resilience Trilogy, Resilient Warriors, is no exception: he speaks clearly and candidly about the relevance of individual spirituality and faith in achieving comprehensive fitness and resilience for the unavoidable and the inevitable, the very real "body slams" of life.”
~from Resilient Warriors Book Forward
“America’s heroes have been at war for more than a
decade, selflessly defending our nation. They are the
brightest and bravest of their generation. General Bob
Dees knows the dangers they have faced, the sacrifices
they have made and the challenges confronting their
loved ones. If you know a veteran of a long ordeal,
is a ‘must read’ for them—and for you.”
~Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC, Retired
Host of War Stories on FOX News and author of the “American Heroes” book series.
read book for every leader and care-giver intent on
providing help and hope to those recovering from combat
trauma or any painful, life-changing event. With
extensive research and compassionate observations, this
resource offers valuable insights to veterans, past and
present, who continue to navigate their way back home to
~Douglas L. Carver, Chaplain Major General, United States Army, Retired
“When life is not the way it is supposed to be…When you hit the wall and feel like you can’t go on… Every life is filled with moments of crisis, loss & trauma.
Resilient Warriors takes its readers to a safe place and profound insights, offering hope on the healing journey -- a valuable resource for each of us, providing insightful coaching around the critical psychological and spiritual quality of resilience.”
~Dr. Tim Clinton, Ed.D., President, American Assn of Christian Counselors
Author of The Bible for Hope and The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling
“General Dees is a man of war, but more importantly a man who has the gift of putting into words the unspoken thoughts that are hidden in the hearts of our nation’s warriors. His words of wisdom and spiritual truth will provide for all warriors the ability to ‘bounce back’ from the battles and challenges each of us face and derive a meaning to life that others will never know.”
~Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor, Vietnam
“As a family financial expert, mother of seven and military spouse, I’ve learned how to bounce back when life throws a curve ball.
helps families, warriors and leaders have the
all important bounce. This series comprehensively looks
at a tried-in-the-trenches means of achieving
~Ellie Kay, America’s Family Financial Expert®, ABC News Financial expert Author of 14 books including Heroes at Home: Hope and Help for American Military Families
Perhaps the marketplace where the need for “bounce” is most notable is the military. Our nation’s warriors well understand the challenges to bouncing back after repeated deployments, physical or mental wounds, or betrayal on the home front. These warriors go in harm’s way on our behalf; they are the “exoderm” of our country, often wounded, cut, bleeding, and dying on our behalf. As role models for warriors in every other marketplace and life endeavor, our nation’s military men and women are inspiring and instructive. Military institutions (including supporting civilian contract agencies) are wrestling mightily with tragically high suicide, post traumatic stress, and mental disorder incidence rates; as well as what some would term “an unraveling of military families.” All the Military Services are devoting significant resources and leadership focus towards programs and protocols that mitigate these alarming trends. They are making progress, but the challenges are daunting. For all the Services, “bouncing back” (soon to be defined as resilience) has surfaced as a highly relevant and desirable characteristic for those facing the challenges of protracted and globally pervasive conflict. Resilient Warriors will complement these efforts to assist with resilience of military personnel, leaders, and organizations. As well, Resilient Warriors makes these principles of resilience available to “warriors” in every endeavor of life.
Endorsements and an Excerpt
from Resilient Warriors
The first book in the "The Resilience Trilogy" is "Resilient Warriors" ̶ looking at resilience from an individual perspective.