Concerned Army Veteran Asks: How Do We Make Sense of Shootings in South Carolina, Tennessee, Las Vegas and Elsewhere?

YUKON, Okla., Oct. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Just before Donald Trump took the Oath of Office, U.S. Army veteran J.K. Pritchard sent the President-Elect a heartfelt letter and a copy of his most recent book, "T'shuva! God's Cry to America and the Nations." In the book, Pritchard challenges readers to think long and hard about their spiritual well-being in a world that is full of both benign distractions and malignant, senseless violence. A short video trailer for the book can be seen at

Like most, Pritchard wants the President to succeed and the nation to prosper - but he sees many roadblocks in the way. Not the least of these is a stubborn Congress. At the same time, a divided citizenry continues to create tensions that sooner or later must be resolved.

"You say you want to bring Christ back to Christmas and to protect Christians in America and in the world, including Syria, as well as make America economically and militarily strong again?" Pritchard remarks in his letter to President Trump. "My dear sir, you will not make America great again unless you call her back to proper T'shuva."

A Hebrew word, T'shuva is generally translated as "repentance." It suggests a striving for spiritual health and a return to God. As such, T'shuva requires more than simply confessing a wrong, but actively changing one's thinking and behavior.

As Pritchard explains in "T'shuva!", the nation is in dire need of this moral and spiritual transformation. The signs and symptoms of spiritual bankruptcy are all around. Most distressing is the divisive political climate that has flared into violence more than once already. Pritchard is not alone in thinking the nation can't progress toward a better future until political discourse becomes more amicable and people are willing to see other perspectives.

"What America wants to hear is what you tout so well: let's make America great again with lower taxes, better health care and insurance, respecting our vets, honoring our Constitution, and building our infrastructure and military," concludes Pritchard. "What America NEEDS to hear is the call to proper T'shuva. Without it, America will never be great again."

In addition to "T'shuva!" and his letter to President Trump, Pritchard is the creator of The Foundation for Vets and Kids. His plan is to launch a road show starting in January 2018 that will take him throughout the Lower 48, hauling freight and talking to ordinary Americans about their fears, hopes and dreams. In the meantime, Pritchard has challenged both the NFL and President Trump to put aside their grievances and work together to make the world a better place. He's personally aiming to raise $1 billion through his nonprofit foundation between now and 2020.

"T'shuva!" is published by Xulon Press and is available in paperback.

About J K Pritchard

J K Pritchard served in the U.S. Army during the first Iraq war in the early 1990s. He is currently a trucker after working several years in the oilfield and for state government in Oklahoma. He has four children and is husband to a wonderful wife who deserves her own crown for joining him in this life's journey. They have two wonderful children together and currently reside in Oklahoma.

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