Monday, November 22, 2010

Faith Deployed Book Review and Giveaway

In the introduction to her book Jocelyn Green states,

       "Faith Deployed is not a guide to long-distance relationships or a how-to
        on navigating through the military culture. It does not offer “ten easy
        steps” for an easier, painless life. Instead, through squarely addressing
        the challenges you face, Faith Deployed will equip you to respond
        biblically to the daily struggles that threaten to wear you down."

This book is exactly what Green set out to produce. It is a great tool to help women get through the ups and downs of life as a military wife.

Faith Deployed is written by military spouses, from all branches of service, who share their common experiences that most military wives will relate to. Their honesty and transparency is refreshing. This book is not only for those going through a deployment or separation, but for all military wives.

We were new to the military and were going through our first deployment when I received a copy of this book from my local PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) president.  While my husband was in Iraq, I used Faith Deployed as part of my devotional time each morning. It was just what I needed to start off my day.

Faith Deployed is broken down into 8 themed sections with approximately 10 chapters per section. The chapters are short and concise. Beginning with a scripture, each chapter encourages the military wife with personal stories by the different authors, followed by thought provoking questions to get you thinking, and ending with a prayer related to what you just read.

Faith Deployed is a must have book in the library of every military wife.  It is an invaluable tool that I will not only keep on my bookshelf, but gladly share with other military spouses. It's an inspirational book for women who are holding down the fort, giving hope for those keeping the family moving forward in the midst of war and separation.

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You can purchase this book through the following websites:
 Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives won:

• Bronze Medal, spiritual/religious category, Military Writers Society of America (award presented in Pittsburgh on Oct. 2, 2010)

• Bronze Medal, inspirational category, Branson Stars and Flags Book Awards (award will be presented in Branson, Mo., Nov. 6 – but I will not be able to be there)

The book’s Web site, , won third place in the blog category this year from the Evangelical Press Association, too.

Green, Jocelyn. Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. Chicago: Moody, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0-8024-5250-4  $9.99

Moody Publishers has graciously provided me with two books to giveway.  Two winners will be chosen and each winner will get  a copy of Faith Deployed.
To enter:
     Leave a comment on this post of why you would like win this book.
Giveaway ends on Thursday, November 25th at midnight EST. 


Megan said...

I would love to win this book because responding biblically to daily struggles is something I have trouble with. More so, it seems, lately...

From Snowflakes To Hotcakes said...

I'd love to win this book. :-) Thanks for the opportunity.