My name is Larry Vaughn and I’m a Vietnam veteran. I thought I was one of the lucky ones who got away scot-free. But apparently, nobody who goes to war ever gets away scot-free. I didn’t know there was anything wrong with me. But the people around me did. I was irritable and short-tempered most of the time. And I was always mad about something. In 1998, I reached the point where I couldn’t control my emotions. My Doctors told me that I had PTSD. They took me off work and I never went back to my job as a Letter Carrier.
I applied for a medical retirement. But the Postal Service took over a year to process it. And during that year, my wife and I had no income. This was rock bottom for me. I was old and broke and too sick to work. And I didn’t know if I would ever be able to work again.
So I cried out to God in desperation and asked him to help me. And I started spending hours each day studying the Bible. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time. But I was fellowshipping with God in his word. And while I was getting to know him, he was teaching me things that I needed to know. One of these things was how to cope with PTSD.
I was mining the Bible for life-lessons from God. And when I saw a Bible verse that jumped out at me, I copied it down. I believe that the verses I’ve collected are the most interesting and informative verses in the Bible. I’m excited about the things that I’ve learned from them. I want to share them with you. And that’s why I wrote A Crash Course in the Bible.