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Book Beat – Faith Deployed…Again

The September 11 attacks altered life in America. For most of us, this meant little more than increased patriotism and longer lines at the airport, but military families experienced deep and lasting changes. Troop deployments have become more frequent, longer, and far more dangerous.

Sadly, military wives are often forgotten. During deployments, these women function as single parents, deal with their own fears and concerns, and keep life normal for the children while keeping Daddy real to them as well.

Author Jocelyn Green, a former Coast Guard wife, compiled a series of devotions for military wives in the award-winning Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody Publishers, 2008), and now another compilation, Faith Deployed…Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives.

In Faith Deployed…Again, thirty military wives and Blue-Star moms share heartfelt, biblical advice in short devotions that can be read in snippets of time. Each devotion is beautifully written, with personal anecdotes, Scripture passages, and prayers. Even though I’m not a military wife, I was moved and convicted by many of the readings. Excellent advice is given on protecting marriages, caring for yourself, and providing stability for children.

Faith Deployed…Again would be excellent for military wives, friends or family of military wives who would like to support them better, and even for women whose husbands travel.

Jocelyn Green also has an excellent Faith Deployed Website, which provides information, resources, and an online community for military wives.

Thanks to Moody Publishers, I have two copies of Faith Deployed…Again to give away! Please leave a comment with your email address in the following format: sarah [at] sarahsundin [dot] com, so I can contact the winner. I would love for these books to go where they are needed!

24 Responses to “Book Beat – Faith Deployed…Again”

  1. irishoma

    The year my husband was in Vietnam was the longest of my life. Our daughter was just two months old when he left and a toddler running through the airport when he returned. My heart goes out to anyone whose spouse is deployed around the world.

    Please don’t enter me in the contest because I would rather someone whose needs are more immediate.

    Donna V.
    http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

  2. Pattie

    You don’t have to enter me in the drawing. I’m only commenting to say Thank You for promoting the book. I am one of the contributors and as a military wife, I appreciate your support, Sarah. Blessings!

  3. Jen

    I loved the first faith deployed and would love to win faith deployed…again 🙂 jen.doiron[at]gmail[dot]com

  4. J&R Townsend

    I’m going through a 14 month deployment right now. I would love to win a copy of this book. beckab17 [at] aol [dot] com

  5. 7Hausers

    I have been a military wife for 9 years now and I am still amazed at the love and generosity for our troops and their families! We have not been through many deployments (surprising for 9 years I know) I would love to read this book. I have heard so much about it!
    the7hausers [at] yahoo [dot] com

  6. Kelly

    I am in the middle of the first one and know I would love the second. Thanks for the chance!
    kelly [at] kellyzaikophotography [dot] com

  7. tac0626

    Would love this as I need some uplifting during my husband’s current deployment.

    t1creech(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thank you!

  8. joymarie

    I loved Faith deployed and just passed it on to a dear friend whose husband has just left. With our second deployment looming I appreciate so much the opportunity to win a copy, thank you!!

    joymharvey at gmail dot com

  9. Unknown

    We have our first deployment coming up at the end of this year and we just arrived at our new duty station a little over a month ago so I’ve found myself in an all time slump. Of course dealing with a deployment is hard enough but now I have absolutely no friends to help me through it. With all this, I have started searching high and low for every bit of help to get me through not only this deployment but with my new surroundings. I have never read the first book so I would love to be able to get in on this one. Thanks!

    mrskatbaca[at] gmail [dot] com

  10. Noelle

    It sounds like an amazing book Sarah! As a (ret) AFES for the Red Cross and a Soldier Angel, I try to remind people even through my blog it is not just the military personel but their families who feels the effect of deployment. Let’s never forget for a moment their sacrifices!
    This is one book I would love to read and thank you for the opportunity!
    Blessings,
    phjones1954 at yahoo dot com

  11. Terbear

    I found that Hope, Love & Faith were all one has to hold on to when duty obligations take him away. terbeartoo(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. Heroswife

    Military families are a unique group of people. We have experiences that most other people cannot understand no matter how hard they try. I am thankful that there are finally authors out there that are addressing issues that we face every day.

  13. Unknown

    I would love this. I am almost finished reading the first deployed book and have found it extremely helpful 🙂 breyer530[at]yahoo[dot]com

  14. Jan Cline

    How wonderful. My daughter just sent her hubby off to deployment for the second time. She is holding up well by keeping busy but I know she has sad times. I think all these women deserve all the support they can get.

    Thanks so much
    Jan
    jancline[at]ymail[dot]com

  15. Sarah Sundin

    Thanks, everyone for your comments. I’m in awe of all of you who are dealing with deployment or are supporting families of the deployed.

    Your comments moved me.

    The winners of the random drawing are “Unknown” (mrskatbaca) and Evy. I will contact both of you for your mailing addresses.