From the back cover: Only as Meg Chilton studies her family tree does she begin to understand what sacrifice and heroism truly mean. Tracing her family's history through four years, she begins to see God's hand at work. But does she have strength to trust Him with this life of her only son?" I received this book as a 'thank you' from the author for my son's current service in Iraq. I found that this book expresses very well a mother's anguish and pride. It also has a lot that would be of interest to the genealogy buff.