Coming in February from InterVarsity Press -
Years ago, I spent some time on the bridge of a U.S. Navy destroyer, operating in waters stretching from San Diego to the coast of Somalia, with lengthy excursions in the South China Sea and Tonkin Gulf on the way. Often, other very large ships moving a high speeds often on moonless nights were steaming close by, at times within a few hundred feet if engaged in underway replenishment. The concept of “relative motion” became an ever-present life-and-death reality. If a bridge team could not calculate all the nuances of all the movements of all the other big vessels nearby and approaching, changing every minute, collisions were sure to come along. When over seventy thousand tons of steel goes bump in the night sheer terror is the only human response.