Welcome home

Welcome to TheDayGodShowedUp.com : Official website for The Day God Showed Up , the book by yours truly, Gordon Helsel.

“Welcome home” is the way Vietnam veterans greet one another. We say this because during the war some Americans protested us with vile language and demonstrations. I witnessed this after I was injured in combat. At a stateside hospital, protesters literally added insult to injury. Essentially, my fellow wounded soldiers couldn’t sleep without drugs because protesters yelled and screamed outside all day and all night long. My disabled, hurting brothers probably heard the hatred in their sleep.

These days it seems that the attitudes of most Americans have changed for the better, but all our honorable active-duty Armed Forces and veterans need your moral support.

I’m on Facebook.com/TheDayGodShowedUp .

Please explore the website and share what you like. Below is more info about the book. –Gordon


Synopsis : During the Vietnam War, U.S. Army Sergeant Gordon Helsel was shot and bleeding to death when God showed up to save his life in a most surprising way. For 45 years, Gordon did his best thank the LORD through public service, but he neglected to talk about the miracles that happened on that day. In the fall of 2012 as Gordon was having breakfast with his wife Joy, she spoke to him about plans for the day. As usual, their dogs were playing and barking. Suddenly, he could hear nothing but a voice that said: “Do you remember what you promised Me 40-plus years ago?” Now Gordon has written the story “exactly as it happened.”

For valor and wounds sustained, Gordon Helsel was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts, but he didn’t write his book to boast about medals. The Day God Showed Up is a love story and Gordon’s tribute to his wife, God, his fallen and wounded friends, and all Americans who put their lives on the line by serving our country.

The Day God Showed Up is available on almost every continent in the world except maybe Antarctica and countries who ban free thinking, free speech and truth. A list of book sellers follows in alphabetical order and we hope it will grow. Unless an eBook edition is mentioned, these retailers sell the Paperback; and unless a location is specified, the retailer sells it in the USA. Please share the news of this beautiful true story with your family and friends around the globe.

in Sydney, Australia
Amazon sells the Paperback and Kindle editions in the USA and numerous international branches
Barnes & Noble : Paperback and Nook editions
: Paperback and Nook editions
, based in the United Kingdom, ships the Paperback to free countries around the world
(Christian Broadcasting Network)
: Paperback and eBook editions
in South Africa
in New Zealand
Powell’s Books in Oregon
Rakuten sells the book in the USA, Brazil, Europe, Asia and Australia
SuperBookShop in Croatia
The bookstores of Gordon’s alma mater sell The Day God Showed Up in Virginia
Paperback and eBook editions are sold by Gordon’s publisher WestBow Press , which is a division of Thomas Nelson
WOW HD sells The Day God Showed Up in Canada

If you sell the book and we failed to mention it, please let us know.

Retailers and other Booksellers : To carry The Day God Showed Up , please contact WestBow Press by calling 1 (866) 928-1240 ext. 5079 on weekdays or email [email protected] anytime. WestBow provides special rates to non-profits who want to distribute The Day God Showed Up as items for sale or as giveaways to help active-duty military personnel, veterans and chaplains, for a few examples. Special rates apply to non-profit schools, colleges and universities as well.


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