I love this book! I know I have mentioned the book before but the author, Jocelyn Green recently asked me to write a review. I will also be hosting a giveaway of this book!
The book is made up of little devotionals for those going through a deployment. Right after my husband deployed last year I saw this book at our PX. I just had to have it. As a Christian and a military spouse, I knew this book was written for someone in my situation.
The book itself is divided into sections. This is great so that if something specific is on your heart, you can look up devotionals under that topic. The different sections are:
Taking Every Thought Captive: Training Our Minds to a Biblical Perspective
Guarding the Heart: Protecting Ourselves from the World’s Temptations
Ambassadors for Christ: Viewing our Role as a Ministry
Taking Orders: Living the Life that has been Set Before Us
Total Surrender: Giving Up our Attempts to be in Control
The Price of Duty: Overcoming the Trials Inherent in Serving
Active Duty Faith: Leaning on a Faith that Sustains
Hope of Victory: Recognizing God’s Goodness
The setup of the book makes it very easy to read. You could sit and read several chapters in a row or just take in one at a time. During my husband’s deployment I did try to read at least one devotional a day. Some days I would end up reading two or three of them.
These 14 writers along with Jocelyn Green make up all the devotions in the book:
Pamela Anderson, Sarah Bell, Rebekah Benimoff, Paulette Harris, Jill Hart, Sara Horn, Denise McColl, Lori Mumford, Vanessa Peters, Lasana Ritchie. Sheryl Shearer, Ronda Sturgill, Marshele Carter Waddell and Eathel Weimer.
What is great about all these authors is that they come from all branches of the military, both Active duty and the Reserves. This helps bring perspective and a sense of realness to the devotions. I enjoyed the different tones and experiences that the different writers brought to the book. There were several devotions that I read and thought, “Wow that totally hit home!” Then others I could not relate to as well. The book was also able to address some of the fears I have had or do have about having a husband in the military.
Each little devotion starts with a Bible verse. I love that after each devotion there is a prayer and a question for the reader.
I would say this book is a necessity for anyone who is going through a deployment or military life in general.
Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives ~ Amazon Link
Faith Deployed Website
Now for the giveaway! Jocelyn Green has offered to giveaway 1 copy of this book to one of my readers 🙂 The winner will receive the book directly from her.
I will be using Random.org to pick the winner.
All you have to do is leave a comment between now and Friday Jan 22nd at 11:55pm Eastern time.
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