Ministry Resources for Military Living Spaces

Living Spaces:   MultiFamily   Student   Military   Correctional   Medical   SingleFamily
Composite Communities:  Upscale   Mainstay   Working   Country   Aspiring   Urban

Selected Ministry Resources for Military Living Spaces

Each of the six military living spaces offers a unique ministry situation.  Below are ministry resources that describe and discuss the military living contexts.

 
Called to Serve
by Tony Monetti, Penny Monetti

Over 2.9 million military personnel facing serious emotional and spiritual challenges serve in more than 150 countries. Called to Serve professionally pinpoints the needs of the military family. Real-life stories drawn from twenty-three years of military experience offer encouragement, humor, and tools to combat relational threats from the perspective of the Warrior (husband) and his Spouse. Thirty compelling, uplifting, and encouraging devotionals address the top identified military stressors affecting military personnel and their families. Each account, tied to relevant Scripture, whets the spiritual palate, encouraging the reader to seek additional encouragement from the Bible.

 
Battles Of The Heart: Boot Camp For Military Moms
by Tracie Ciambotti

What happens to our natural instinct, as a mother, to protect our child when he or she is ordered to one of the most dangerous places in the world? What gets us through the day? How do we survive Tracie Ciambotti Tracie's son, Josh, enlisted in the Army two days after he graduated from high school in 2005. Five months later he was on his way to Baghdad and the reality of war began to sink into the depths of Tracie's heart. She had no idea when or if she would ever see her son again. As the weeks passed, fear became the master of her days. Josh had received the best training in the world for his new job as a combat soldier with the United States Armed Forces, but Tracie had none for her role as the mother of a service member. While her son was fighting a war in Iraq, she was marching-unaware and unprepared-into her own battle at home. Battles of the Heart reminds us that freedom is not free. Every American needs to understand the sacrifices that military families endure for our freedom. Journey through two deployments and discover along with Tracie how to survive the challenges that military families face daily.

 
Psalm 91 Military Edition: God's Shield of Protection
by Peggy Joyce Ruth

Protecting our country is a dangerous job. But there is a place in God--a secret place--for those who want refuge. Written specifically for military men and women and their loved ones, Psalm 91 Military Edition explains God’s covenant of refuge and hope using stories and testimonies that demonstrate His protection of soldiers.

 
On the Frontline
by Tom Neven

Winning strategies for the battles you face every day.The demands of military life can be staggering. Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines face pressures and temptations that civilians will never know. Fortunately, here is help from someone who has been there.Tom Neven uses examples from history, real-life anecdotes from men and women in uniform, and biblical wisdom to help you navigate the biggest challenges of military life. On the Frontline addresses issues such as:Loneliness (how to cope with deployment and separation from family and friends)Sex (how to resist temptation and remain faithful)Debt (how to manage money and avoid financial traps)Relationships (how to build and maintain a marriage, friendships, and other relationships from a distance)Fear (how to deal with the threat of injury or death) Written for both men and women, this powerful book confronts these and other issues head-on, offering hope, encouragement, and practical guidance for every day you serve On the Frontline.

 
Faith Deployed. . .Again
by Jocelyn Green

The highly anticipated sequel to award-winning Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives is here! As husbands are being deployed multiple times, the women left behind desperately need encouragement and strength to maintain the home-front. Often lonely, frequently overwhelmed by the needs around her, and continually stressed by a unique lifestyle, she needs to be equipped as to how to respond biblically to the daily struggles that threaten to wear her down. Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives is filled with wisdom and insight from over twenty-five Christian wives, representing every branch of the military, and explores how the Bible relates to a variety of topics and issues - including those that arise with post-deployment encountered in a military marriage. Each devotional is based on the unchanging character of God and the anchor we have in Jesus Christ offering encouragement, strength, community, and hope to the heroes at home. Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives includes a bonus section of devotions written by and for Blue Star Moms. And a free online study guide is available at FaithDeployed.com.

 
Miracles and Moments of Grace: Inspiring Stories from Military Chaplains
by Nancy B. Kennedy

In MIRACLES AND MOMENTS OF GRACE, seasoned author Nancy B. Kennedy brings together stories that touch the heart with inspiring messages drawn from the day-to-day lives of our nation's soldiers. This collection of compelling first-person stories comes from military chaplains who are eyewitnesses to amazing displays of divine intervention, whether in small moments of grace or through miracles of breathtaking wonder. Telling stories that range from the simple joy of a Christmas party for deployed service members to the terror of facing a suicidal soldier, this book makes it clear: Military chaplains are tough, on a mission to face some of the darkest moments of the human experience, and they bring the light of faith with them. Whether you are in the military yourself, a family member, or simply a reader seeking inspiration from the work of God even in gritty circumstances, this book will introduce you to chaplains who put their lives on the line to minister to souls all over the world. Their stories will open your eyes and lift your spirits.