I am wrapping up the third round of edits on my book. It should be done and fully submitted within the week. I am wrestling with my preface, however, and I need your help. The dictionary defines preface as: “a preliminary statement in a book by the book’s author or editor, setting forth its purpose and scope, expressing acknowledgment of assistance from others, etc.”
Here is my working preface:
“I am a veteran of the Iraq war. I am haunted by a question: Was I justified in what I did? I am also a practicing member of a faith community and of a body politic. A reality that leads me to a further question: Were we justified in what we did?
I killed; we killed.
How then shall we live?
My only agenda is to find the truth, for myself, and for us all.”
Any thoughts from the blogosphere?