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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Marines Don't Cry: Delivering the Message at All Costs by Daniel Garcia & Jackie C. Garcia - Book Tour - Guest Post - Veterans History Project Video - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host husband and wife writing team duo, Danny Garcia and Jackie C. Garcia and their new book, “Marines Don’t Cry: Delivering the Message at All Costs,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on their Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  In addition, Danny and Jackie will also be awarding an eBook copy of the featured book to 10 lucky winners!!!  There will be a total of 11 winners in this giveaway event!!!

Also, come back daily to interact with Danny and Jackie and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Marines Don't Cry

Delivering the Message at All Costs

by Daniel Garcia


Jackie C. Garcia


GENRE:  Memoir, Non-Fiction



Have you ever been lost -- really lost?

Danny and Jackie answer this question in Marines Don’t Cry with stories of death to life, deep sorrow to joy, darkness to light, and freedom in Christ.

Danny recounts his early life in Spanish Harlem and describes conversion from a life of drugs and “the fast lane” to one consumed with knowing and serving God. This makes his journey of walking more than 52 million steps on six continents for children and world peace such an incredible story.

Marines Don’t Cry is about the transformational power of God’s love: how Danny found his calling and is delivering the message of Christ at all costs.



Chapter 7: “You Must Choose Now”

One night in my living room, under the influence of several drugs and alcohol, I experienced something bizarre and frightening. Something happened to me, and I knew that something was terribly wrong. In a moment, I felt my spirit leaving my body; a wrenching separation and tearing from deep within. Life literally came out of my body. My feet lifted from the floor. I levitated upwards and felt myself being pulled out of this world. It was an out-of-body experience. I did not feel physical pain, but I knew I was dying. All my life, I had been in control and never let fear consume me. Now, I was terrified.

I panicked.

My thoughts raced. I knew that if I died, I would go to hell because of all the bad things I had done in my life. I learned in Catholic school that if I died in the state of mortal sin, I was destined for hell, a place of eternal fire and torment. Eternity flashed before me, and I heard an audible voice through time, space, and spirit say:

“Which way do you choose? Life or death? You must choose now.”

The voice enveloped my thoughts. In a flash, the Lord gave me a choice of life or death, and it was a choice of both physical and spiritual proportions. Although I had not been in church for over twenty-five years, I knew I was lost, had no hope, and was going to hell. I was completely petrified, and for the first time in my entire life, I was truly afraid and frightened beyond my understanding.

With a desperate cry, I screamed, “Jesus, save me!”

As soon as I said the name “Jesus,” my spirit immediately jumped back into my body. I experienced the terrible fear of God. To this point in my life, I paid no attention to the teachings that the Catholic church instilled in me. I had turned away from Him and disobeyed His laws.

By calling on the name of Jesus Christ, I chose life. I was saved spiritually; the moment of my salvation from death and beginning the transformation to a new life. This was a miracle. I was thirty-three years old—the same age as Jesus when he started his public ministry.



A Papal Audience, Dec 22, 2021

We are not Catholic, although we were both raised Catholic.  So why a trip to Rome to see the Pope?  Why the months of preparation, the fundraising for the trip, the hoops of COVID vaccinations to travel (and the hoops of testing to come back home to the US)?  Because we were on a mission.  Danny had met Pope John Paul II four times, but this was not about simply meeting Pope Francis.  It was about praying for him and gifting our book to him as yet another avenue of “Delivering the Message at All Costs,” the subtitle of our book.

Audiences with the Pope draw pilgrims from all over the world.   We arrived at 6:30am to get in line, and the barriers opened a few hours later.  There was a mad dash to get through the metal detectors, then another mad dash to get to the entrance of the Paolo Sexto, or Hall of Pope Paul VI, where this audience was held.  Once inside we found our seats (socially distanced).  We were told the chances of the Pope stopping to speak personally to you increase with the three B's: bride, baby and barrier.  Brides in white and Grooms, as well as families with infants, were seated up front.  We sat near one of the grey main aisle side barriers.

It began with a welcome from the clergy of the Vatican, delivered in at least eight languages.

Then, Pope Francis walked onto the massive platform, sat center stage, and began to speak. In Italian, he preached from the gospel of John about the birth of Jesus. The clergy (bishops, priests, monks) then summarized and translated: Spanish, English, German, French, Portuguese, Arabic (and a few I did not recognize).

Pope Francis then imparted his apostolic blessing upon us.  We received his blessing for our book, gladly!  After the translations were given and the closing prayer, the Pope visited with many in the front of the hall.  “Feliz Navidad” and Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" (really!) played in the background. German musicians played traditional music (in full customary garb), and a children's group performed dramatic dance.

Finally, the Pontiff started to walk up the main aisle.  Behind me, a group of French nuns, with one towering over me, started to sing (maybe to draw the Pope's attention).

The Pope drew nearer to us, and while he waved and walked, his closest escort accepted our book 📚 to present to the Pope.

By faith, we did it. Mission success!



Danny Garcia, The Walking Man, was born and raised in New York’s Spanish Harlem.  He served as a United States Marine, law enforcement officer, and ordained minister.  Since 1996, he has prayed and walked over 52,000,000 steps on six continents for children and world peace.  During his journeys, Garcia met with dignitaries all over the world, ministering to the famous and to the poorest of the poor.  Danny made presentations to Kings/royals, Presidents, and other world leaders, to include four Presidents of the USA, several Prime Ministers of other countries, the Pope, Mother Teresa, Ambassadors and various eminent personalities and multilateral organizations.  Garcia began his journey as a personal commitment to peace and children and continued walking and raising funds for multiple charitable organizations.

Danny is married to the former Jacqueline Charsagua of El Paso, TX, and they work side by side to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.  For more information, visit Danny’s website, www.globalwalk.cc.







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Jackie Charsagua Garcia is married to Daniel Garcia.  She graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, in 1985 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  Jackie holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management.  While in the US Air Force, Jackie specialized in communications, acquisition, systems engineering, and information technology.

After a rewarding and fulfilling Air Force career, she retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the summer of 2006, having spent more than 21 years on active duty.  Since 2006, she has supported and advised on all aspects of her husband’s walks and charitable initiatives within the United States and abroad.  She joined Danny during his Africa Walk in 2007 and ministered in South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Southern Sudan.  During this time, her faith and reliance on God grew tremendously under the mentorship of Danny Garcia. The Global Walk experience gave Jackie an opportunity to serve God abroad, and her vision is to spread the hope, love, and the grace of Jesus Christ through her writing.  She is a native of El Paso, TX, mother of one amazing daughter, and a breast cancer survivor.











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Danny and Jackie will be awarding a $50 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.  In addition, Danny and Jackie will also be awarding an eBook copy of the featured book, “Marines Don’t Cry: Delivering the Message at All Costs,” to 10 lucky chosen winners via Rafflecopter.  There will be a total of 11 winners in this giveaway event.

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  1. Thank you for sharing the authors' guest post and book details, I have enjoyed reading this post and I am looking forward to reading this book

  2. Hello @AllySwanson and @FabulousandBrunette readers, thank you for having us as guest bloggers. Love the colorful backdrop of your blog. Shout out to @BeaLaRocca, thanks for leaving such a kind note! Danny returned from Honduras, we he prayed for hostages of a Honduran freighter, held for 3 years in Venezuela, to be released. Guess what? Some of them are now (April 25, 2022) home with their families. Such an amazing story -- we Praise God!

  3. Looks like a good book and I love the cover.

  4. Hello Sherry, I agree, we do have a super cool cover. The other day, an older couple saw us and said, "You sure do have a handsome date." The US Marine Corps uniform is quite impressive.

  5. I enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt and Marines Don't Cry soudns like a fascinating story for me to read! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

  6. I just love your cover and I would love to read your book.

  7. Hi Stormy Vixen, Bridgett Wilbur, and Celticlady's Reviews. How kind of you to review (and one on Mothers Day). Please do read our book! I've mentioned this before; be sure to have some tissues, as people are crying through the book. God Bless You All.