From the Wilderness and Lebanon, by Asael Lubotzky, is the powerful, heartrending, inspiring and courageous story of one Israeli soldier and the men under his command.  Asael takes us from battle in the Gaza Strip to battle in Lebanon in 2006, during what became known as The Second Lebanon War.  During the conflict in the summer of 2006, one hundred and twenty-one IDF soldiers lost their lives, including many of Asael’s comrades and friends.

In riveting and precise detail, taking us with him to the battlegrounds, Asael describes the missions, the fears, the injuries, the prayers and the bravery of the soldiers.

In the midst of the war, Asael was seriously wounded, when his vehicle sustained a direct hit by enemy fire.

This small book (184 pages long) is his story and it is a must-read.