Beyond Color

Will This Day Be My Last?

Non-Fiction - Biography
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 07/16/2020
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Author Biography

Douglas “DJ” Jordan was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. A 21-year retired veteran of the United States Air Force, serving and fighting all over the world for the United States, traveling to many places, including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Japan, Singapore, Greece, and countless other countries. Receiving a liver and two kidney transplants, all three life-saving organs in less than a one-year time frame, and all three organs from someone of a different race and gender. My journey taught me how to Love the Lord, family, and friends, and especially how to Love myself.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Beyond Color: Will This Day Be My Last? is a work of non-fiction in the memoir and biographical sub-genres, and was penned by author DJ Jordan. In this harrowing and heartfelt real-life story, we learn about the incredible and heart-breaking experiences of the life of the author, Master Sergeant Douglas Jordan. This Air Force hero has his life turned upside with a devastating diagnosis of cirrhosis of the liver and the realization that only a transplant can save his life. As we go through the stages of his deterioration, DJ tells of the deep psychological battle that he fought alongside his physical struggles. What results is an incredible story of fighting for one’s life.

Author DJ Jordan has crafted a truly incredible work of non-fiction which takes us into the raw truth of the experience of one’s life being slowly eroded by a devastating disease. The narrative quality of the work holds nothing back, and it is a testament to the author’s bravery and sensitivity that we are permitted so come so close to the experience. One of the things which I found really incredible about the work was the spirit of positivity and endurance that runs through it, which will certainly bring a tear to the eye of anyone reading it, and those who have been through similar experiences. Overall, I would highly recommend Beyond Color: Will This Day Be My Last? to readers who want heartfelt memoirs with highly accomplished writing and honest, inspirational messages.