LIVING FOR A HIGHER PURPOSE is part history book and part personal diary. As these parts weave together, you will see the divine presence and secrets of life that helped Viet survive a harrowing journey after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Viet relied on the protection of his ancestors and the help of guardian angels—kind and generous people—that God sent to him. Most important, he looked to his loving God and a higher purpose to stay alive and move forward each day. This book guides you through the many stories of Viet’s life that helped him determine his higher purpose. Interspersed with Viet’s life story are reflections on current issues such as war and its victims, refugees and their life challenges, life under a Communist regime, core curriculum, how the world views America, the relationship between Catholicism (Christianity) and Buddhism, and much more.
Viet’s reflections on his life and current issues guides you to the secret of a fulfilling and joyful life: Use your life to serve Jesus and other people. By sticking to purposeful living, you will find meaning and unending joy even in the darkest night of your soul. Always trust in God’s love on the Cross of Jesus to guide, protect, strengthen, and encourage you! A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the American Red Cross and the Catholic Relief Services, in addition to other charities.