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Howard_Rutledge0408Howard Rutledge, a United States pilot shot down by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, tells about his experience in a prison camp which the POW's called Heartbreak. In his book, "In the Presence of Mine Enemies," Rutledge describes the change in his attitude toward God, from an attitude of indifference and neglect, to an attitude of faith. "Now the sights and sounds and smells of death were all around me. My hunger for spiritual food soon outdid my hunger for a steak. Now I wanted to know about that part of me that will never die. Now I wanted to talk about God and Christ and the church. But in the prison camp there was no pastor, no Sunday School teacher, no Bible, no hymnbook, no community of believers to guide and sustain me. I had completely neglected the spiritual dimension of my life. It took prison to show me how empty life is without God."