PTSD Resurrected Book

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“For those suffering from PTSD and the loss of identity that comes with it. For those who want to shift from suffering to living with PTSD and step out on the journey of coming to terms with finding their new identity. A story about a man who submitted to God’s will and found him-self stumbling upon spiritual enlightenment. A story about a wife of a serviceman who deals with all the challenges of a growing family at home and then having to deal with the consequences of a traumatised loved one coming back from the war zone.

This story is told from both perspectives of a married serviceman in the Australian Army. Who or what makes a great serviceman? Understanding his love for adventure and loyalty to his country. Who can deal with this kind of relationship? The viewpoint of Andy and Zoe his beloved wife, their journey through the dark times, the fears and challenges that are very real for a couple and a family dealing with the stresses of war in Afghanistan and the different kind of war zone at home, that creates significant challenges in the lives of people who protect our country and what we stand for as a nation.”

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21 reviews for PTSD Resurrected Book

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mares

    I am privileged to have read PTSD Resurrected… This book took me on a journey of a military man and his family and their race of endurance in life and all it has thrown at them. They have left an incredible impression on my life as I I’ve been allowed into their world of fighting to stay together through the hardest of times. Their story expresses the reality of PTSD and the impact it has had on their lives, I am encouraged that they are fighting the good fight and looking to God for their hope. Andy and Zoe, thank you for sharing your hearts, your story will impact – and even save, the lives of many!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Schaeffer

    What do you do when someone transports you to another life, another world, a set of circumstances so far beyond your experience that it leaves you floundering? Here are the raw details of a man who was never going to die wondering and his equally courageous wife who bravely hung on while he jumped from mountain to valley until he found his bearings. When Andy and Zoe took life on they probably got more than they bargained for. When a person bites off more than they can chew, they have to chew like crazy, and that’s what these two champions and their children did. They lead the way in courage, resilience and faith, and I defy any reader to exit the book the way they entered it. Thanks Andy and Zoe for taking your courage, your secrets, your pain and your recovery and putting it on display so the rest of us can aim up with hope in whatever circumstances we find ourselves in.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heather Angus

    Wow! Just finished, I couldn’t put it down, such an incredible read! Huge respect and appreciation for both of you and all you’ve been through. This book will bring hope and be such a blessing to those who have walked similar journeys to yours and to those of us who have no military background, but now have some insight into the enormous price paid by our service men and women and their families. Thank you for sharing so honestly. It has given me an even greater appreciation of the freedom we have here yet so often take for granted. Thank you both for serving our country so faithfully.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tamara Sloper Harding

    I loved this book and so admire the courage of Zoe and Andy in sharing their story. My husband and I are veterans. We both have ptsd yet have not had the guts to talk about it this frankly. I wish all my friends would read “Resurrected”. I see veterans struggle everyday with the issues Andy talked about. If we really want to help them – and help them we must – we need to truly understand what they are going through. Andy gives us a very good insight into that struggle. I felt like Zoe and Andy could read my mind – so many incidents in the book really resonated with me. The frustration and difficulty of reintegrating into civilian life when so much of it seems meaningless and petty by comparison to world events seems common to many veterans. Reading “Resurrected” helped me to face each day (even if it is just for this week) with a sense of hope and purpose. It did make me feel like we are not alone and we do not need to fix everything ourselves. There is help out there if we know how to ask for it and we pray.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise Langens

    I have just read this book, congratulations Andy & Zoe, I hope this will encourage other Veterans to acknowledge their mental issues and seek support! What a wonderful wife you are Zoe for being there for your husband through this journey in your lives! 👍

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon Schem

    Wow Wow Wow!!! I have just finished this amazing book. I simply could not put it down! It is without a doubt the most compelling and thought-provoking book I have ever read. What an amazing story from start to finish. Such admiration for both of you Andy and Zoe and of course your children too! My wife Xenia and I run a charity that assists families of children who have been sexually abused and come across people suffering PTSD quite regularly. I truly believe this book will literally save lives! I highly recommend this book. Simply a great resource that should be in every home and I am sure that Vetrens right across the world will be blessed to know there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Well done!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Jolly (verified owner)

    Loved reading Andy and Zoe’s book. Most people including myself really have very little idea of what our veterans go through in war let alone when they come home. What makes this so good is to not only hearing Andy’s stories including his struggles post war but understanding Zoe’s life and how Zoe and their kids got through with Andy. These guys are telling their story and I encourage everyone to read this book. It is a true story of courage and perseverance. Well done Andy and Zoe, I couldn’t put this book down, thoroughly enjoyed it.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebekah Muller

    I am not big on reading, but this was one of those books you just can’t put down. A true story told so raw and honest. Hearing the truth about Andy’s journey during and after war was mind blowing and something I’d never heard of before. How he ever made it out alive is a true miracle! Zoe is a true inspiration to all woman. As I mother and wife I just don’t know how I could simply cope if it were me in her position. Thankyou both for sharing your story, so many lives will be impacted in a positive way because you chose to share it with us.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave Marrett

    Andy & Zoe, Thank you! It is raw but compelling in it’s reality and depth. It is a story of tragedy and triumph, service and suffering but mostly it is a book of HOPE! Andy, you’ve taken us on an intimate journey into your experiences and invited us on an expedition where we discover that God never wastes a hurt. You’ve let us into the conversation and given us a back our voice of what it means to care for our mates and our families and to rediscover what it means to lead out of our broken places. Thank you!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harald

    Resurrected provides a refreshingly honest insight into the personal challenges facing our diggers and their families due to the conflict in Afghanistan. The contrasting perspective from Andy and Zoe of the same events allows the reader to understand the challenges they personally and their marriage faced and how much work, trust and also faith it took to get them through, what must have been, extremely difficult times. I found it to be an easy-to-read book which I could hardly put down once I started reading.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    DJM (verified owner)

    A remarkable and raw account of the true toll war has on our veterans. Andy and Zoe’s story is one of strength, hope, determination and love. A story that gives hope to many who know too well the demons of war. An amazing read that will give you an excellent insight into those who sacrifice everything to enable our freedom. Andy and Zoe, thank you for your sacrifice and your story. XXOO

    • ptsdresurrected

      Thanks so much for your encouragement, support and comments.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ray Croker

    Congratulations Andy and Zoe
    A truly enlightening story for so many
    The benefits of your honesty and frankness
    Will help to guide and assist veterans and the community in general in the battle against PTSD and Depression
    A must read for all Australians to enlighten
    Ourselves of the privledged country we live in

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracey Johnson

    A very honest, brave and intensely personal account of the experience of war and its aftermath, from both Andy and Zoe’s perspective. I can’t believe that after two world wars and numerous other conflicts that the devastating personal toll suffered by service men and women, often for the rest of their lives, is still not widely known, not anticipated (!) and not supported. Good on both of you for speaking up, I hope this encourages many more to speak up and find healing for their trauma, and maybe even change the culture to recognise that of course people will come back from this experience traumatised!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Davidson

    This is a truly brave and honest book of the journey through this debilitating condition and its many facets, congratulations to Andy and Zoe for this warts and all account of their journey. I served as first responder in the Royal Ulster Constabulary for 19 years from 1982 to 2001 and saw many things that I want to forget but cannot. This book could be mine and my wife’s journey too and so many of my friends and colleagues. Although I have reinvented myself and working now in as a clinician I still contend with these issues at times, as Andy mentions the “black dog” but I can navigate my way through them. This book did “knock off a few scabs” and it was confronting at times but it is one of the best books I have ever had the privilege to read. To use a cliché “a real page turner” This book is a must read!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lauren Hogan (verified owner)

    Hi Guys, just finished the book. Just wanted to say how amazing I think you both are for pulling together and continuing to fight. Most people give up on each other even in much less difficult circumstances.
    As a mother and wife, I am in awe of Zoe and her strength and love.
    And as a proud cousin and Australian, I thank Andy for sharing his story and for putting himself in harms way time after time to protect what we have. Your selflessness to your country is something you should be so proud of.
    Thanks for sharing your story to help others. 😘

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    Your tale was / is raw and honest and a confronting read at times and yes it did make me feel uncomfortable in places. It I really liked the joint authorship approach it, it was absolutely vital that the military wife’s perspective was portrayed, the book couldn’t have stood without it. They really are the unsung heros who have our backs and they really do have a much harder job than any of us when we are off serving our nation in distant lands, especially for dubious political reasons! …. we will have to agree to disagree on the benefit of our campaign in the Ghan Andy, especially as my youngest son is just about to deploy there with 2RAR, 16 years after it all kicked off. Something I predicted would happen because both my sons joined the ADF as I returned from my deployment there…..certainly no encouragement from me! Anyway, a compelling read and I thoroughly recommend it.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela puopolo

    Andy and Zoe’s story has really opened my eyes to the effects of mental illness. The book provides a good insight into PTSD for someone like me that has neither been around it nor experienced it. I love the two different perspectives as you read further into the book. They are extremely braves to share their story. A great read!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue Threlfall

    I could not put this book down and read it in 2 days. I laughed and cried along with Andy and Zoe. It is a story of hope and courage. I loved how we saw both sides of the story, as the spouse is so easily forgotten in these situations. Thankyou so much for sharing your journey, so that others may obtain an understanding of PTSD and the ripple effects it causes. Utterly Inspiring.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carole Zammit

    I’ve Just finished reading Andy & Zoe’s book and am so impressed with the transparency they have both presented on such a delicate and painful subject in order to bring into the open the subject of PTSD and Depression that is all too often hidden behind closed doors of shame. I very highly recommend this book to anyone who cares to understand the issues facing our returned service personnel as well as our first responders and their families and to those who find themselves in the crucible of PTSD, Depression and it’s crippling effects that they would find hope for their own lives and families as Andy & Zoe have.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kerry St.Clair (verified owner)

    Andy and Zoe tell the raw truth in their account of their life before and during PTSD’s intrusion into their family. The eye opening accounts of not only Andy’s duty to his country but his thoughts as he performed them made me realize we will never know what our soldiers go through unless we serve. We can imagine, we can be a spouse, friend or family member, but we will never really be able to fully comprehend the absolute mind jumble that comes with the JOB. Zoe didn’t sugar coat her side of the story either. Being a spouse to a serving member is rewarding, I know, and it is hard enough and then to add children and separation during times of service is just heart wrenching. Zoe is a trooper and completely devoted to her family and this comes across in every word she writes. Her faith held her while her life as she knew it crumbled. Her faith held and was an important part of her story. I cried a few times while reading this, and despite the gripping tales – I had to put it down for a week at one point because what I read was just too much for me to get my head around. To now have the knowledge of what Andy, and others had to see, to deal with and then move on from was just astounding. I finished it and found a little hope myself. Well done to the Cullen Family, keep spreading HOPE, it is a powerful thing.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Coe

    Awesome read mate. Brought up a lot of stuff for me, some good and some not so good. But at least it gives me the chance to see it all in a different light. Thanks so much for shared your story (same goes to Zoe) as this must have been, and in many ways still is, a really tough thing to go through. All the best to you and the family mate, see you soon for a wave!

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