The Beauty of a Darker Soul

Joshua Mantz

This is a journey of finding beauty within darkness. Former Army Major Josh Mantz reaches into the deepest corners of the human soul to expose the most difficult emotions associated with traumatic experiences. Mantz was shot and killed by a sniper on the streets of Baghdad and flatlined for fifteen minutes. He leverages his profoundly vivid near-death experience to help others overcome life’s most difficult moments. This deeply inspirational work empowers us to find meaning within suffering and demonstrates the vital role we all have in creating hope for others.

Press & Praise

Lisa Ling, award-winning journalist and host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN

"...a grippingly important read."

Jay Dobyns, author of New York Times best seller No Angel and Catching Hell

"An undefeatable spirit who turns tragedy into help, and hope, for others."

Greg Amundson, former DEA Special Agent and author of Firebreather Fitness and God In Me

"Josh writes like a warrior, pairing wisdom with sheer vulnerability to deliver hope to humanity."

Joshua Mantz

Joshua Mantz is a keynote speaker and a prominent change leader in the field of behavioral health. A 2005 graduate of West Point, Mantz led a highly successful counterinsurgency campaign in Baghdad until a catastrophic sniper attack upended his Army career path in 2007.

In the years since, Mantz has leveraged his combined expertise in relationship-building and recovery from trauma to create a paradigm shift in the approach to healing and nurturing of people in all walks of life who have suffered moral injuries. Mantz has been profiled in The New York Times, on CNN and FOX News, and he gave a TED Talk at TEDxSantoDomingo 2015.

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